Durban in the running for Paralympic congress: Sascoc president

SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee president Barry Hendricks.
SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee president Barry Hendricks.
Image: Wessel Oosthuizen/Gallo Images

The SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) has submitted a bid to host the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) congress in Durban in December‚ president Barry Hendricks said on Tuesday.

The deadline for submissions was midnight Monday‚ and it’s understood a few other cities are in the running too‚ including Kigali‚ Rwanda.

“We are working with the city of eThekwini and the province of KwaZulu-Natal‚” he said.

Sascoc was in the process of adding the word Paralympic to its name‚ examining ways of incorporating it without making the acronym too cumbersome‚ added Hendricks.


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