Sports for Life

West Bank and Gaza, October 15, 2008

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In 2008, the Palestinian Federation for the Disabled became the Palestinian Paralympics Committee (PPC). Its purpose is to enhance the skills and abilities of people with disabilities through sports. Mercy Corps' Sports for Life program is helping the PPC improve coaching capacity and providing sports equipment to the clubs. The Palestinian team won a bronze medal at the 2000 Paralympics games in Sydney, and two bronze medals and one silver medal at the 2004 Paralympics games in Athens.