Talk:Micronesia left behind by the Paralympic movement

Latest comment: 11 years ago by Pi zero in topic Review of revision 1603953 [Passed]

Journalist notes edit

Sir Philip Craven edit

Micronesia comments edit

I, LauraHale, lived on Tinian for a while and feel a connection to the region. I asked Bird about the lack of teams from Micronesia, citing Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, Palau and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. He said that the IPC rules were way more restrictive than the IOC rules and that they do not recognize countries where independence is questioned. As the Micronesian region is filled with countries that are USA territories, they are not eligible and no efforts have been made to reach out to them. It is not a major priority for the OPC because they have an extremely limited budget of about a 5,000 euro grant from the IPC. Bird also said no efforts have been made to change this. It was obviously one of several sore points Bird had with the IPC. --LauraHale (talk) 21:51, 28 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Also according to Bird, these competitors are not eligible to compete as independent represenatives like the guy from South Sudan competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics. --LauraHale (talk) 22:00, 28 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Team USA composition edit

I cannot get my hands on a team USA media guide as they do not have one in print. Verifying not a single hometown outside the USA required looking through the team list and this list and this list. Alaska and DC are represented but no one from outside the 50.--LauraHale (talk) 21:43, 28 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Heh. Your link to the team list is actually pointing to page 7 rather than page 1. :-)  --Pi zero (talk) 12:13, 30 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Review of revision 1602761 [Not ready] edit

I think I neutralized the lede. --LauraHale (talk) 16:35, 29 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Review of revision 1603953 [Passed] edit

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