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Four of the worlds best Paralympic teams to train in Antrim.

26 January, 2012 - by Carál Ní Chuilín

The Sports Minister and Disability Sports NI today announced that four Paralympic teams will be training and competing in an International Wheelchair Basketball Challenge in Antrim

80 athletes from Italy, Poland, Great Britain and Turkey will compete in the pre-Paralympic Games training event from the 6th-9th February at the Antrim Forum.

Encouraging the public to view the event and get involved, Sports Minister Carál Ní Chuilín said: “We are hosting four of the best wheelchair basketball teams in the world, all of whom have qualified for the 2012 Paralympics.

“This training camp comes on the back of successful badminton, boccia and table-tennis pre-games events which not only bring elite athletes to the North but also generates much needed economic benefits.

“This event demonstrates strongly that we have the facilities and expertise to be part of the Olympic and Paralympic dream.”

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