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May 18, 2007

Deaf footballer Wang Bin disqualified from China Games for Disabled

From: People's Daily Online, China - May 18, 2007

Wang Bin, a member of the Shanghai deaf football team, was disqualified from the Chinese National Games for the Disabled running till May 20 in Kunming, said the local organizing committee on Thursday.

"The athlete was ineligible for the Games for the Disabled after a thorough investigation," said the arbitration committee of the Games, following a protest from the Guangdong team.

On Wednesday, Wang scored twice to lead his Shanghai team for a 2-0 victory over Guangdong in the seven-a-side football tournament.

Upon the appeal, the arbitration committee ruled that Wang will be barred from the Games, the match result will be upheld, and his Shanghai team will continue to play the remaining matches of the Games.

Source: Xinhua

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