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IPC chief hoping for clean Games

PARALYMPICS 2008 OPENING CEREMONY
Saturday 6 September, 1250-1630 BST
Watch live on BBC ONE and the BBC website (UK users only)

International Paralympic Committee chief Philip Craven
IPC chief Craven wants a drugs-free Games in China

International Paralympic chief Philip Craven is hoping the Beijing Games will emulate the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games in Torino and be drug-free.

Ten Paralympians tested positive four years ago in Athens but there has been a renewed focus to stamp out cheating.

Craven said: "We have worked very hard over the last four years both from a testing point of view and also from an educational point of view.

"We're hopeful for good results and I'm looking forward to a clean Games."

The Paralympics opening ceremony starts on Saturday at 1300 BST and the sporting action gets under way on Sunday with around 4,000 athletes competing across 20 sports over 10 days.



see also
A-Z of Paralympic classification
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GB Paralympic team for Beijing
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Paralympians fail Athens tests
15 Nov 04 |  Paralympics
Athletes stripped of medals
26 Sep 04 |  Paralympics


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