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Old Aug 24th, 2012, 08:06 AM   #1
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The 2012 London Paralympic thread

I wish people could pay more attentions to this,everyone of this event should be a hero

And best luck to Chinese athletsHope they can dominate it again

The official website:
http://www.london2012.com/paralympics/
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Old Aug 24th, 2012, 09:09 AM   #2
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Re: The 2012 London Paralypmic thread

Britain has a great tradition in Paralympic sport, I'm sure the games will be a huge success!
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Old Aug 25th, 2012, 06:31 PM   #3
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Re: The 2012 London Paralypmic thread

I can't wait for the Paralympics. Normally I don't get a chance to watch them as they just start as I go back to school but that's not an issue this year so I hope to watch as much of them as I can.

I'm really looking forward to watching Ilke Wyludda. She won the Olympic discus title for able-bodied athletes in 1996 and retired from competition in 2000 (I think). She had the lower part of one of her legs amputated last year and she returned to competition this year aged 43. I think she's competing in the shot and discus.
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Re: The 2012 London Paralypmic thread

I'm thoroughly looking forward to the Paralympics Games! Still on a high from how great the Olympics were and didn't feel so blue after it finished because I knew we still had the Paralympics to come. After that's finished though, gonna feel so I think with the success Team GB had at the Olympics, a lot more people will be tuning in to see the Paralympics now UK-wise. Also looking forward to what the ceremonies will be like (more Kate Bush please!).

My brother saw a billboard from Channel 4 for the Games, saying "Thanks for the warm-up"
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Re: The 2012 London Paralypmic thread

Still burned out on the Olympics. IMO they should have them in separate years.
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Re: The 2012 London Paralypmic thread

I bet Pistorius will win this one for sure
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Re: The 2012 London Paralypmic thread

I'm really looking forward. Team GB tend to finish 2nd and i hope they can imporve on the Beijing total
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Re: The 2012 London Paralypmic thread

Should Pistorius be competing?
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Re: The 2012 London Paralypmic thread

Why shouldn't he?
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Re: The 2012 London Paralypmic thread

I don't know. Once you graduate to the top level, and he has by reaching the semis at the Olympics and winning a relay silver at the World's, it seems weird to take a step down. It would be like a top women's player playing juniors even though she is reaching the quarters of the senior slams. There's nothing stopping them, but it doesn't really make sense.
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Re: The 2012 London Paralypmic thread

I read somewhere that the coverage of the games in America will be terribly limited, is that true?
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Re: The 2012 London Paralypmic thread

You need to have cable basically to watch it.

But on that front, you wouldn't have seen things like Archery, Judo, Water Polo etc. if you didn't have cable, so it's not a complete slight to the Paralympic games
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Re: The 2012 London Paralypmic thread

The thing is though Pistorious has a major challenge in the 100m by a brit whos broken his WR and an american who's beaten him
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Re: The 2012 London Paralypmic thread

It should be a good games, i enjoy watching the paras as there is always so many events going on
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Re: The 2012 London Paralypmic thread

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I don't know. Once you graduate to the top level, and he has by reaching the semis at the Olympics and winning a relay silver at the World's, it seems weird to take a step down. It would be like a top women's player playing juniors even though she is reaching the quarters of the senior slams. There's nothing stopping them, but it doesn't really make sense.
There's a big difference in those two cases though. Paralympics aren't B/lower version of the regular Olympics. They are to celebrate sport as a way to overcome barriers and any disabilities. And I'm sure that the athletes taking part in it experience something more than just being a part of the competition. I don't see what they have in common with junior events.
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