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Birthday bio: Happy birthday Claudio Girard!

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Claudio Girardi. Image credit: Comitato Paralimpico Piemonte

Happy birthday Italian 7-a-side football player and sports administrator Claudio Girard!

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Girard was one of the people behind the creation of Torino fd ‘Torino for Disabled.  In creating the amateur sports club, he wanted to give children with disabilities an opportunity to participate in sports and better integrate into the local community.  As a sports administrator, in 2012 he was the main organizer of Internazionale di calcio per disabili “AIPS-TORINO FD”.  This was an international CP football tournament, one of the first of its kind to take place in Italy.

Like many in the community he serves, Girard also has a disability, one which he has had since birth.  He got into sports and was able to compete on an international level thanks to Castellarano G.s. dei Castelli del President Stefano de Luca.

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About Laura Hale (2532 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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