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Egypt’s Paralympians to train in Lincoln

Top facilities: Egypt’s Paralympic team of athletes chose to train in Lincolnshire ahead of the 2012 Paralympic Games.

The Human Performance Centre at the University of Lincoln, one of the facilities to be used by Egypt’s Paralympians

Egypt’s team of Paralympic athletes will train in Lincoln and other county locations ahead of the 2012 Paralympic Games.

The Egyptian Paralympic Committee will use two pre-Games training camps in Lincolnshire for a one-week performance camp prior.

A team of 50 will reside in Lincoln and use accredited facilities at the sports arena in Boston, alongside the Human Performance Centre at the University of Lincoln, the Meridian Centre in Louth and Yarborough Leisure Centre in Lincoln.

Lincolnshire’s Steering Group for the 2012 Games has been working hard to secure a team for the county’s Pre-Games Training Camps over the last 18 months, despite social revolutions in the country earlier this year.

Councillor Doreen Stephenson, Lincolnshire Champion for the 2012 Games, said: “This is a testament to some of the fantastic sports facilities our county has to offer.

“We are working hard to develop a sustainable relationship with the Egyptian Paralympic Team and we hope that this benefits the local economy as much as possible.

The Egyptian Paralympic Team will arrive in Lincolnshire one week prior to the beginning of the Paralympic Games on Tuesday, August 21, 2012.

During their stay, the Egyptian Paralympic Team will be training for athletics, table tennis, weight lifting and sitting volleyball.

The Lincolnshire Steering Group for the 2012 Games consists of representatives from Lincolnshire Sports Partnership, Lincolnshire County Council, East Lindsey District Council, Boston Borough Council, City of Lincoln Council, University of Lincoln, Lincolnshire Police, East Midlands Development Agency and CfBT.

Source: Lincolnshire Sports Partnership | Photo: University of Lincoln