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 Post subject: Behind the Opening Ceremony, a Paralyzing Fall
PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:06 pm 
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A talented, 26-year-old Chinese dancer was seriously injured during a rehearsal for the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic games just 12 days before the show, and faces the prospect of being paralyzed for the rest of her life.

But on July 27, during an evening rehearsal at Beijing’s National Stadium, the so-called Bird’s Nest, she leaped toward a platform that malfunctioned and plunged about 10 feet into a shaft, landing on her back, according to family members.


Read more at http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/15/sport ... ancer.html

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