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John Amaechi 
Utah Jazz forward/centre John Amaechi will open the British Open Athletics Championships in Birmingham on Saturday 16th August
Photo: Nike

Amaechi to open championships in Birmingham

7 August 2003
Birmingham, England

Disability Sport England is proud to have NBA star John Amaechi open the British Open Athletics Championships, supported by Leisure Connection Ltd, in Birmingham. It is great to have a man who has achieved his dream, and is still ensuring that others achieve theirs.

The 300 athletes competing at the event have their sights set on the Paralympics in September 2004. This event is IPC sanctioned which means the times can be used as qualifiers for such big events. John will be present to spur the athletes on as well as officially open the event at midday on Saturday 16th. FULL STORY

Bucknall announces all-star line up for London camp
2 July 2003 -
Steve Bucknall, a former LA Lakers player and graduate of North Carolina, is bringing the Tar Heel brand of college basketball to the UK.

Featuring Hall of Fame coach Dean E. Smith, the winningest coach in the history of college basketball, Bucknall Essential Skills presents The “Carolina Experience” taking place at the National Sports Centre on Thursday 14th August to Sunday 17th August 2003.

The 4 days will include a 3-day basketball camp for boys and girls aged 14 to 18, followed by the coach’s seminar, including lectures from guest of honour Coach Dean Smith. FULL STORY

Tracy McGrady visits Europe
18 June 2003 -
NBA Superstar Tracy "TMAC" McGrady began his offseason with a visit to Germany. He spent the first three days of his trip in Berlin, opening a top European basketball camp, the adidas EURO abc Camp and attending the "Mellowpark Jam", an inner-city event aimed at providing urban Berlin youth with the opportunity to participate in sporting activities.

The last two days of his trip were spent in Herzogenaurach, the Headquarters of adidas-Salomon AG.

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