Zimbabwe (Q1114)

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country in Africa
  • Zimbabwe
  • Republic of Zimbabwe
  • ZIM
  • RHO
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Zimbabwe
country in Africa
  • Zimbabwe
  • Republic of Zimbabwe
  • ZIM
  • RHO

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1993
After Zimbabwe made their Deaflympics debut at the 1993 Summer Deaflympics, they have not made another appearance as of 2014.
1964
Despite the political pressure on Rhodesia for its white only policies in the 1960s, British support for the Games insured their Paralympic participation was not questioned.
1957
When Margaret Harriman immigrated to Rhodesia in 1957, she brought her love of disability sport with her to the country and helped start disability sport in the country.
1968
As Rhodesia was a member in good standing with the International Stoke Mandeville Games Federation, Israeli hosts were obligated to invite them to participate in the 1968 Games.
1968
The 1968 Rhodesian Paralympic team was all white. The 1968 Rhodesian Olympic team was racially mixed.
1968
While the British were making an extra effort to make sure Rhodesia was included at the 1968 Summer Paralympics, they were working to see Rhodesia excluded from the 1968 Summer Paralympics in Mexico.
1968
The telegram said the Israelis were, "reluctant to apply the rules too strictly on this occassiona both because Israel is the host country and because they anticipate an emotional outfrom from in the Press if it seemed they were acting harshly towards the physically handicapped." (2z/2z)
1965
Rhodesia was suspended from the Commonwealth Paraplegic Games following the unrecognized declaration of independence in 1965.
1980
Children with disabilities in Rhodesia were only provided with an education by churches and charities until 1980.
1970
During the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, white Zimbaweans attended formal rehabiliation centers, while blacks attended informal ones. The formal disability services catered to and were utilized by whites.
1968
The British Embassy in Israel sent a telegram ahead of the 1968 Games to the Foriegn and Commonwealth Office in London. (1z/2z)
1968
Members of the Rhodesian delegation at the 1968 Games were asked to provide landing cards for Israeli immigration to stamp. This way, Israeli passport control would not need to see the passport.
1980
Following the end of white minority rule in Zimbabwe, the country's dominance in Paralympic sport came to an end and went into decline. It would not see real success again until the 2000 Games.
1950
During the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, white Zimbaweans attended formal rehabiliation centers, while blacks attended informal ones. The formal disability services catered to and were utilized by whites.
1962
The 1962 edition of the Commonwealth Paraplegic Games were the only ones which Rhodesia would participate.
1968
To get around the unrecognized passports of the Rhodesian government, Israel asked permission from the British to allow Rhodesian Paralympians to enter the country without requesting a passport.
1960
During the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, white Zimbaweans attended formal rehabiliation centers, while blacks attended informal ones. The formal disability services catered to and were utilized by whites.
1972
The 1972 Summer Paralympic team from Rhodesia was all white. They won 10 medals.