Thursday , 20 January 2022

The 12 Paralympic medals still offer ...

LA 2024 appointed Candace Cable, nine-time Paralympian and leader of the adaptive sport movement, as Vice Chair of its committee to bring the Olympic and Paralympic Games back to the United States for the first time in 28 years. A native of Southern California, Cable has been at the forefront of the adaptive sport movement since she first became acquainted with the sport of wheelchair racing in the late 1970s and was the first American woman to win medals in both the Summer and the Winter Paralympic Games (12 medals, including 8 Gold.

Cable serves as a consultant on inclusive education for UNICEF and also hosts webinars, writes, produces videos and attends United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities meetings for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, a world-renowned organization working to improve the quality of life for persons living with paralysis. Cable’s extensive experience will ensure that if LA has the honor of hosting the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, it will deliver a legacy of greater inclusion, compassion, opportunities and respect for persons with disabilities in all aspects of city life.

Source: LA 2024

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