Do you care about the paralympics as much as the olympics?

Discussion in 'Olympics 2008' started by strung out, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. extra dry

    extra dry Happy to be here

    One of the posters Added: Saturday, 6 September, 2008, 19:45 GMT 20:45 UK

    It's like some sick comedy watching wheelchairs racing round the final bend. In fact in reality they are not proper wheelchairs as the majority of truly disabled people have to endure. These "paralympians" should face up to reality and accept their disabilities instead of trying to be something they're not.

    John, London

    What a fucking loon...yeah once your injured that's it, life over sit in a flat for 30 years and accept that you are useless...what a cunt:mad:
  2. Detroit City

    Detroit City This post is my opinion..

    i dont' even know what this it for paralyzed people? or is it like a pseudo-olympics?
  3. extra dry

    extra dry Happy to be here

    people who are disabled, wheelchairs, blind, one arm or leg hope to loads of people who are disabled that life doesn't end if your in a wheelchair or lose a limb/sight/hearing...just as valid as the Olympics.
  4. Detroit City

    Detroit City This post is my opinion..

    ah yes i see, over here they call it the special olympics. i think its a good cause
  5. N_igma

    N_igma Epistemic nuisance

    That's a bit condescending imo, if you're sporty then go for it. If you're not then fuck ya.
  6. extra dry

    extra dry Happy to be here

    I mean it in a bigger picture sort of you don't give up on something just because your deaf or in a wheelchair.
  7. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    I just looked on BBC sport to see the results.

    Sod all there :(
  8. ScallyWag II

    ScallyWag II New Member

  9. Wilf

    Wilf Dances like a Christian

  10. Bob_the_lost

    Bob_the_lost Elsewhere

    More in some ways, i know one of the paralympic rowing squad and bump into another one of them every now and again. They race tomorrow!
  11. dlx1

    dlx1 Well-Known Member

    no as much hipe now I did understand why unablebodyed games was not on same time as ablebodyed. Why the closing games :hmm:

    I see the two woman cycles on a tandem, Lady on the back has poor site.
  12. kyser_soze

    kyser_soze Hawking's Angry Eyebrow

    3rd in medals table, 1 gold behind US and China...
  13. WouldBe

    WouldBe non smoking


    Day 2 and 14 medals already including a gold by a 13 year old swimmer. :)
  14. isitme

    isitme Banned Banned

    If it was part of the olympics I might care
  15. ScallyWag II

    ScallyWag II New Member

    Amazing that! 13, she was totally surprised by it apparently, was working towards 2012 :)
  16. WouldBe

    WouldBe non smoking

    It isn't her strongest distance either. :)
  17. i_hate_beckham

    i_hate_beckham Him From A Village

    Watched an American midget beat a Chinese woman with no arms into second place in the backstroke on Sunday morning when getting back from the pub. Sorry but it was funny as fuck.
  18. yardbird

    yardbird Understands love.

    I'm watching wheelchair basketball - Geat stuff
    Murderball - these guys don't mess:D
  19. WouldBe

    WouldBe non smoking

    57 medals so far. 27 of which are gold. :)

    Gold for the punk. :cool:
  20. isitme

    isitme Banned Banned

    have you seen that guy who runs the 100m with no legs? that's mental
  21. kyser_soze

    kyser_soze Hawking's Angry Eyebrow

    1. China 63 46 32 141
    2. Great Britain 35 30 29 94
    3. Canada 28 19 25 72
    4. United States 27 22 39 88
    5. Australia 26 38 36 100
    6. Ukraine 24 12 19 55
    7. Spain 20 27 24 71
    8. Germany 19 28 32 79
    9. France 18 26 30 74
    10. Japan 17 15 20 52
  22. isitme

    isitme Banned Banned

    To all the people who said they cared about the PAralympics as much as the Olympics you are a bunch of nobheads. We beat America, Russia, France and Spain and that is probably the only time we've beaten all of them at once for about 100 years, and we did it abraod which is even more likely, so how come you aren't making a fuss
  23. ymu

    ymu Niall Ferguson's deep-cover sock-puppet

    We beat all those countries in 2004 and 2000. So it's probably because we've come second in the Paralympics medals table three times in a row now - with a similar number of golds. It's a great performance, but it's not a shock - it was on target.

    Having said that, big kudos to the various sporting bodies promoting disabled sport in the UK - they must be doing something very very right, and they've been doing it for a long time now.
  24. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    I care not for either....

    So about the same amount of care I guess :)
  25. Descartes

    Descartes Member

    The achievement by all the atheletes in both of the Olympics should be recognised, the Paralympics reflects a caring society, willing to extend facilities and research to aid the disabled.

    The joy and excitement mirrored in the faces of the paralympic atheletes is a compliment to all, participants, sponsors, trainers, coaches and the thousands who donated time and cash to help.

    Well done and let's kick butt in 2012.

    To all the Brit Olympic field and track atheletes, ... the only worth while comment Must try harder.

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