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2004 Paralympic Games Race Schedule 

Matt's Race Results






star_blue.gif2004 Paralympic Games 

September 17 - 28, 2004, Athens, Greece (What is the Paralympic Games?)



Eric DeGolier and Matt will compete in the Track Cycling competitions at the Olympic Velodrome, at the Athens Olympic Sports Complex, September 20-22, 2004. The Olympic Velodrome is expected to host 5,250 spectators, who will have the opportunity to view the fast-paced sport in the modern Velodrome venue.  Eric and Matt will also compete in Road Cycling. Their Road Cycling event will be held in Vouliagmeni, on September 25.





Event Schedule
September 17 - Opening Ceremony
September 20 - Men's tandem sprint qualification result 
September 22 - Men's tandem kilometer result and start list
September 25 - Men's Tandem Road Race Results
September 28 - Closing Ceremony



star_blue.gifOpening and Closing Ceremonies 


September 17 - Opening Ceremonies  An entertainment extravaganza combining ceremonial aspects and world class entertainment. Cheer on the athletes as they march proudly into the Olympic Stadium. On September 9, the Paralympic Torch Relay will be lit for the ninth time in history Ė and this time, it will be in Athens. Its route will take it throughout Attica, passing through 54 municipalities and covering a distance of 410 km. 680 torchbearers will share its light and the values of strength, pursuit and noble competition. On September 17, the Paralympic Flame will offer its light to the Olympic Stadium, in an Opening Ceremony that will inspire the world to celebrate the first Paralympic Games in Greece.


September 28 - Closing Ceremonies, Final farewell to the exciting 60 day Olympic and Paralympic sporting festival. 




Matt's Race Results


Note for Media:  here is a press version of Matt's bio in MS Word Format

Name:  Matt King

Sport:  Tandem Cycling, Track and Road (USCF Category:  Track 1 (elite)

Competition Highlights:

 2004: US Paralympic Trials: first in the menís match sprints, second in the kilometer, and third in the pursuit.

2000: Sydney Paralympic games placed ninth in menís match sprints, fourteenth in menís one kilometer time trial, sixteenth in menís 118k road race, EDS National Cycling Championshipsí, Colorado Springs, Colo., competed against National elite/professional cyclists and placed second in the Menís Tandem Match Sprints, Points leader in the menís category of the 2000 ICG Tandem Series, Colorado Tandem Invitational, Colorado Springs, Colo., placed first in the Men's Match Sprints..WFMZ Invitational, Trexlertown, Pa., placed first in the Menís Match Sprints..WE Media Tandem Invitational, Trexlertown, Pa., placed first in the Menís Match Sprints..Good Shephards Tandemonium at T-Town, Trexlertown, Pa., placed fourth in the Menís Match Sprints, Texas Tandemonium, Houston, Tex., placed first in the Menís Match Sprints and second in the Mixed Tandem Match Sprints.


1999: Points leader in both mixed and menís categories of the 1999 WE Magazine Tandem Sprint Series, EDS National Cycling Championshipsí, Trexlertown, Pa., won the Mixed Tandem Match Sprints, Tandemonium placed fourth in the Menís Match Sprints, and won the Revenge Match against the Australians in Colorado Springs, Colo.


1998: EDS National Cycling Championshipsí, Frisco, Texas, competed against National elite cyclists and placed third in the Menís Tandem Match SprintsÖUSABA National Track Championships, won the mixed tandem kilometer time trial (1:10.437-world record), and won the Mixed Tandem Match SprintsÖIPC World Cycling Championships for the Disabled, Colorado Springs, Colo., placed second in the Menís Tandem Match Sprints.  


1997: EDS National Cycling Championshipsí, Colorado Springs, Colo., became the first blind rider to compete and place on a national level against sighted elite cyclists and placed fourth in the Menís Tandem Match SprintsÖUSABA National Track Championships, Houston, Texas, won the 3 km/4km mixed tandem time trials and the 1 km time trial (1:12.354)ÖUSABA National Road Championships, Tallahassee, Fla., placed second in 80k road race.

1996:    Atlanta Paralympics, set a world record (4 minutes 32.83 seconds) during quarter-finals in 4,000 meter tandem menís pursuitÖParalympic trials, Colorado Springs, Colo., won menís road, kilo, and pursuit events and placed second in menís match sprintsÖUSABA National Championships, Santa Rosa, Calif., won menís road race and time trials.

1995:    USABA National Championships, Nashville, Tenn., won 40-kilometer menís tandem time trial and road race.



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