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

extra dry

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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:
 

extra dry

Happy to be here
people who are disabled, wheelchairs, blind, one arm or leg etc....gives 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.
 

Detroit City

Not a well known member
people who are disabled, wheelchairs, blind, one arm or leg etc....gives 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.
ah yes i see, over here they call it the special olympics. i think its a good cause
 

N_igma

Epistemic nuisance
people who are disabled, wheelchairs, blind, one arm or leg etc....gives 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.
That's a bit condescending imo, if you're sporty then go for it. If you're not then fuck ya.
 

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!
 

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.
 

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.
 

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
 

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
 

ymu

Niall Ferguson's deep-cover sock-puppet
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
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.
 

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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