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Israel’s Wheel Chair Basketball Team to Tour the U.S. Next Month

September 16, 1980
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— The Israel lion Wheelchair Basketball Team which participated in the Olympics for the Disabled last July in Holland and which gained first place in the hoop competition, will tour the United States next month. The exact dates have not been finalized, but the delegation will play a full schedule against the best wheelchair basketball clubs in the country.

Israel’s wheelchair basketball team has been listed among the most active and capable in the world during the past decode. Since 1975 they were winners of the World Cup and in addition were World Champions in 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1975 and 1980. During the years 1975, 1977 and 1979, they won the European Championship in wheelchair hoop play. Generally speaking, Israel’s sports movement for the physically disabled is one of the most advanced in the world and the achievement of the Israeli disabled athletes has reached a very high international level.

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