Report: Dancer injured in rehearsal could face life of paralysis

Updated: August 13, 2008, 4:47 AM ET
Associated Press

BEIJING -- A dancer was injured in a rehearsal for the Opening Ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, and Chinese media reports she could face a life of paralysis.

Beijing organizing committee spokesman Wang Wei on Wednesday confirmed the injury to 26-year-old Liu Yan, but did not confirm reports that she was paralyzed below the waist.

"This is a very private question," Wang said. "I understand that she was seriously injured, but I'm not sure whether she is paralyzed or not. She's hospitalized ...

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