The World Comes To England

By Gary Norris Gray, BASN Staff Reporter
Updated: May 21, 2010

CALIFORNIA (BASN) — A special event is taking place this weekend. The Paralympics World Cup in Manchester, England formally opened Friday night and will close on Monday, May 31st.

The track and field events started Tuesday, soccer opened on Wednesday and wheelchair events on Thursday. Swimming will begin on the final closing day: Sunday, May 30th and Monday, May 31st.

These are the four teams playing for the cup: Great Britain, United States, Netherlands, and Romania In basketball, there are men’s squad and women’s squads from these countries.

Men’s Women’s

China Great Britain Mexico Canada USA Australia Australia Netherlands Germany Netherlands The Great Britain women’s team is returning for the sixth time The Cup also has a song just as the non- disabled World Cup. Mica Paris sings “Hold On” for the disabled athletes of the world.

Unlike their non-disabled bretheren, the Cup includes four different sports: wheelchair basketball, football (soccer), track and field events, and swimming.

BASN will have the final results of athletes and teams next week. As a reminder, the non-disabled World Cup games are scheduled to start June 11-July 11 in Johannesburg, South Africa NOTE: If you want to see these events you will have to have a computer or digital cable on www.Paralympicsport.tv.