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Organizers: Injured ceremony dancer could be paralyzed

Updated: August 18, 2008, 2:37 AM ET
Reuters

BEIJING -- A dancer who was injured during a rehearsal for the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony could be paralyzed, Games organizers said on Monday after weeks of speculation.

Games vice president Wang Wei had repeatedly said he did not know of the dancer's medical condition after she fell on her head and back from a 3-meter high platform.

"It was a very heavy fall," Wang said. "It will take at least six months to find out if the dancer will be paralyzed."

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