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U.S. elite athletes gained immediate and long-term opportunities to elevate their athletic status thanks to this summer's first International Challenge in San Diego at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California, August 8-12. This event was co-hosted by Disabled Sports USA and Wheelchair Sports USA, celebrating the recent merger of the International Sports Organization for the Disabled (ISOD) and the International Stoke Mandeville Wheelchair Sports Federation (ISMWSF).

"This promises to be an incredible event," noted Kirk Bauer, Executive Director of DS/USA, prior to the event. "It will be the first time this type of competition will be held in the U.S. as a multi-disability/single sport event, and we're looking forward to a closer relationship between amputee and wheelchair athletes as a result."
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Title Annotation:disabled athletes' sports competition
Publication:Palaestra
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1U9CA
Date:Jun 22, 2001
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