ParalympicsOfficialAthletesTeam ChinaGame News
OpinionExclusiveSpecialPhotoVideoSidelights
 
 
Interview: French Federation of Disability Sport chief lauds Beijing ParalympicsChen overcomes ankle injury to lift China over Finland in men's goalball quartersBrazil, S. Africa advance with classification wins in men's wheelchair basketballRussia won Brazil 3-0 in men's 7-a-side footballTime trial HC C event of cycling road Beijing: Sunny 31-18 ℃
 
English
Interview: French Federation of Disability Sport chief lauds Beijing Paralympics
 + -  
16:10, September 12, 2008

The ongoing Beijing Paralympics is as brilliant as the Olympics that was wrapped up last month, head of the French Federation of Disability Sport said Thursday.

"It has surpassed the previous five Paralympics I had attended," Gerard Masson told Xinhua.

Masson said he had attended Paralympics in Seoul, Barcelona, Atlanta, Sydney and Athens. He found the biggest difference of the current Paralympics with the previous ones is that it is as superb as the Olympiad held in the same place.

Masson said the Paralympics is by no means "a little brother" subordinate to the Olympics. Rather it is the second largest sports event in the world in terms of the number of participating athletes, he added.

He said he was impressed by the Beijing Paralympics, which has "the logistic support, equally beautiful stadium, cheering audience and excellent services from volunteers" similar to the Olympics.

He also observed remarkable progress of the disabled athletes in many countries, which he said has posed new challenges to French athletes who once enjoyed advantages in some events.

Masson said what impressed him most was the opening ceremony, which was "touching and profoundly symbolic," demonstrating to the world the humanitarian spirit, he said.

Source: Xinhua

Comments Related News
 
 Brazil, S. Africa advance with classification wins in men's wheelchair basketball
 Roundup: China sweeps 8 table tennis golds in Paralympics
 China continues domination in Beijing Paralymics athletics with three more golds
 Day 5: Du Toit clinches third gold, Games hit by more doping offenses
 Video: European Paralympic Committee President visits Beijing
 Video: European Commissioner visits Beijing for Paralympic Games
 Feature: It's never too old to play for para-athletes
 SASCOC hails organization of Beijing Paralympics
 More records tumble as Paralympians excel
 Nicaraguan sports commentators hail China for Paralympics
Send your wishes or comments to Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games
1 China 34 40 27 101
2 Great Britain 29 17 15 61
3 USA 20 12 15 47
4 Australia 13 15 14 42
5 Ukraine 12 9 15 36
Overall Medal Standings
Most Popular News
·Disabled troupers perform "The Thousand Hand Goddess of Mercy"
·Paralympic chief hails ceremony
·"Blade Runner" Pistorius claims title
·Two Olympics, equal splendor
·Chinese leaders watch art performance by disabled people
Latest Photos
Russia won Brazil 3-0 in men\'s 7-a-side football \r\n
Russia won Brazil 3-0 in men's 7-a-side football

Latest Videos
Video: PDO exclusive interview with US Paralympics Chef De Mission
Video: PDO exclusive interview with US Paralympics Chef De Mission
Special for You
Learn Chinese
Learn Chinese
Olympic Songs & Videos
Olympic Songs & Videos
What to eat
What to eat
Where to Relax
Where to Relax
Chinese Arts
Chinese Arts
Chinese Festivals
Chinese Festivals
 
Copyright © 1997-2008 by www.people.com.cn. all rights reserved
 
http://english.people.com.cn/95374/95377/6498798.pdf