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Paralympic Games - we should piss this*

Discussion in 'Olympics 2008' started by London_Calling, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. London_Calling

    London_Calling Pleasant and unpatronising

    *Not including the Chinese Central Committee and friends


    . . . anyway, it kicks off on the 6th September and finishes on the 17th. Quick summary of teh sports:

    Err . . . sports


    For the medal-table heads among us, GB came second overall last time. Not going to improve on that as the top side was China.

    Linky: Official Guff.


    Final linky: The BBC's tv coverage schedule - generally it's an hour a day on BBC2 and 6 hours a day on yer Interactive.


    May the Games commence >
     
  2. Bakunin

    Bakunin I am Noodle's bitch.

    It's a pity that the Paralympic games get so little coverage compared to the regular Olympics.

    The things that these athletes do could put many more able-bodied athletes to shame. I know most of them are a damn sight better at what they do than I'd ever be.
     
  3. London_Calling

    London_Calling Pleasant and unpatronising

    I saw something the other day that indicated the Goverment/Lottery fund are taking this very seriously (obviously, in addition to the able bodied stuff). The GB rubgy team hired an American coach full time (he had a record of vastly improving every team he'd coached and was wheelchair bound), and he had a full time assistant as well - the Yank got fired in the end but it does suggest the money is flowing if they have full time staff (plural).

    I guess everyone has at least one eye on 2012 now . . .
     
  4. Juice Terry

    Juice Terry rama lama fa fa fa

    That wheelchair rugby is mental, proper mad max style:D

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  5. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Wheelchair rugby? WTF? :D
     
  6. kyser_soze

    kyser_soze Hawking's Angry Eyebrow

    Is that the game they made a film out of - Deathball or something?
     
  7. jasoon

    jasoon New Member

    metal heads!:cool::hmm:
     
  8. The Boy

    The Boy danny la rouge is probably wrong.

    murderball wasn't it?
     
  9. aylee

    aylee In exile in Haringay

    Rollerball, you're probably thinking of, except that was on roller skates.

    Or maybe you're thinking of Dodgeball which was another shite film starring Ben Stiller (I think).

    Anyway, we're second in the medals table, only 4 golds behind China. And kicking Aussie and American butt.

    Well done all. :)

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/disability_sport/medals_table/default.stm
     
  10. kyser_soze

    kyser_soze Hawking's Angry Eyebrow

    Nah, theboy nailed it - murderball...
     

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