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Canada's Paralympic boccia team

Wheelchair racers speeding to victory, blind swimmers competing for gold, and disabled skiers pushing their bodies to the limit. These are today's Paralympians. They train hard. They play to win. And in recent years, Canadians have been winning big at the Paralympic Games. The Paralympics began as a postwar sporting event designed to get injured ex-soldiers moving again. But by the 1980s the Games had evolved into an elite international competition.

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Stefan Putnam is a member of the Canadian boccia team which will soon compete at the Paralympic Games in Atlanta.

Medium: Television
Program: CBC Television News
Broadcast Date: June 26, 1996
Guest(s): Wayne Collins, Clarence Doucet, Stephan Putnam
Reporter: Bruce Rainnie
Duration: 1:59

Last updated: August 15, 2013

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