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The 1984 International Games for the Disabled
After years of rigorous training, the anticipation for 'Olympic' competition is as sharp for Ronan Tynan as it is for Steve Cram or Sebastian Coe. Ronan, a double amputee from County Kilkenny, who throws shot and discus and tells the odd story or two, will not be seen in Los Angeles; his games took place last month on Long Island, New
York. He was one of the 1,600 athletes from 46 nations who competed for their own gold, silver and bronze.
Cliff Morgan was there to meet competitors and coaches, and to hear their stories. Take, for example, the man who ran from Peking to Hong Kong to raise enough money to bring teams from both Hong Kong and mainland China to Long Island. Cameraman IAN KENNEDY
Sound FRED CLARK. Editor RICHARD SEEL Producer JEFF GODDARD
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