Paralympic Sport Program Launched in Australia

Greg Hartung, vice president of the International Paralympic Committee
(IPC) and president of the Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) launched a new
Paralympic Sport Program in Canberra, Australia.

According to information on the IPC website, Hartung, together with
Angus Houston, chief of the Austrailians Defense Force (ADF) air chief
marshall, expect that the new program “will deliver a wealth of benefits
to members of the military with an acquired disability through access to the
APC’s Paralympic Sport Programs.”

“Signing the Memorandum of Understanding between the Defense’s
Joint Health Command and the Australian Paralympic Committee is a significant
step for Paralympic Sport in this country. It opens up a wealth of
possibilities for those ADF members who have acquired a disability to gain
access to APC’s world class Sports Science, Sports Medicine and High
Performance Coaching Programs,” Hartung said. “In this way, there
is a natural connection between the APC and the ADF and we hope that through
the extensive knowledge of our APC staff, this partnership is able to produce
some world class athletes, as well as help ADF members who have acquired a
disability to rehabilitate and move on with their lives.”

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