PWD athletes largest Ph delegation to London Paralympics
July 25, 2012
THE Philippines is fielding its largest delegation of persons with disability (PWD) to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Butch Weber, secretary general of the Philippine Sports Association for the Differently Abled—National Paralympic Committee of the Philippines (Philspada-NPC), said the nine athletes comprise the largest PWD delegation since the country first started joining in 2000.
The Paralympic Games will be held from Aug. 29 to Sept. 9. For this year’s quadrennial event, the vision is to “use the power of the Games to inspire lasting change.”