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Headline: Sports event for physically disabled opens in Osaka
Wire Service: OTC (COMTEX Newswire)
Date: Sun, 2 Nov 1997
OSAKA, Nov. 2 (Kyodo) -- The 33rd annual national sports event for
physically disabled individuals opened in Osaka on Sunday, drawing about
2,400 athletes and officials from nationwide.
The athletes will compete in seven events, including track and field,
swimming and wheelchair basketball, during the two-day competition, dubbed
the "Fureai-pic Osaka."
At the opening ceremony, Crown Prince Naruhito made a reference to the
Paralympics which Japan will host for the first time next March following
the Nagano Winter Olympics and said he hopes the athletes will be able to
fully show the results of their training at this significant point in
Students from local schools for the disabled played traditional
Japanese drums and synthesizers and marched across Nagai stadium carrying
"mikoshi" portable shrines during the ceremony.
During the event, a special screen will simultaneously show in writing
what is being announced and sound and moving images of the competition
will also be displayed on the Internet.
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