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Australians make Paralympic Village uniquely their own

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By yesterday, with only a few days left before the start of the 2012 Summer Paralympics, the Australian team had made themselves at home inside the Paralympic Village with uniquely Australian symbols including the emu and kangaroo. Beyond the Australians, other nations were busy in the village including people from TurkeyRussia, and the Ukraine.

The Paralympic Village was open to the press corps yesterday in one last opportunity for journalists to view it without being rights holders or being accompanied by National Paralympic Committee personnel.

An emu outside the Australian part of the Village
Image: Hawkeye7.

The Australians have bicycles to use inside the Paralympic Village
Image: Hawkeye7.

Keep calm Australians!
Image: Hawkeye7.

An Australian trains in the gym
Image: Hawkeye7.

A mailbox in the Australian part of the Village
Image: Hawkeye7.

A kangaroo stands below Australian signs
Image: Hawkeye7.

Competitors from Turkey, the Ukraine, Russia and elsewhere at The Globe
Image: Hawkeye7.

A food cart waits for members of the Village
Image: Hawkeye7.

 

All text created after September 25, 2005 available under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5License, unless otherwise specified.   Originally published on English Wikinews

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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