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Wheelchair Basketball in Laos

From: World Vision Report
Series: Stories from the World Vision Report
Length: 03:46

There’s a lot of action on the court. Basketball players move fast from one side of the court to the other. They dive for the ball, knock opponents out the way, and shoot. Sound like your regular college hoops game? Could be. Except this game, in Laos, is played by athletes in wheelchairs. The players have lost the use of their limbs to polio – or sometimes they’re injured by unexploded weapons left over from the Vietnam War. The basketball court is a haven of sorts: away from the stares and the stigma that plague disabled people in Laos. Erwin Loy took in a game in the capital, Vientiane, and sent us this report.

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