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smu
Member # 30771
 - posted March 02, 2010 03:14
All I can say about this: If you liked the olympics, watch out for the paralympics.
While they are smaller and less known, the competitions are often more interesting due to the disabled sportsmen (and sportswomen of course).

Try watching the biathlon competition for the blind(!).

Regards,
Sven
 
Ashitaka
Member # 4924
 - posted March 02, 2010 03:48
so do people who compete in the parolimpics only compete agaist those withthe same handycap as them. Do the have say a 400 meter relay for blind people, then a 400 meter relay for limbless people, and then a 400 meter relay for mentally handicapped people? this seems to me the only way to make it fair.
 
TheMoMan
Member # 1659
 - posted March 02, 2010 04:56
____ Ash, Look up Special Olympics. Good organization. Every one gets a Medal.
 
Stereo
Member # 748
 - posted March 02, 2010 07:49
No mixing up Paralympics (physical impairments) with Special olympics (mental impairments)! [Eek!]

As for the competitions and schedule, see here: http://www.vancouver2010.com/paralympic-games/schedule---results/

Now, what's bad is that most of times, Paralympics just do not get the same coverage. For example, workers are already taking off the extra installations, aren't disabled athletes just as worthy of recognition?

(And I have a co-worker in the sled-hockey team. Go Canada! Triple hockey gold! [Big Grin] )
 
Snaggy
Member # 123
 - posted March 02, 2010 10:28
I am really looking forward to the Paralympics. Vancouver should have kept the Flame burning!
 
smu
Member # 30771
 - posted March 05, 2010 06:18
@TheMoMan: Please don't make people confuse the special oplympics and the paralympics. While I sympathize with both, they are hugely different.

@Ash: Yes, the competitions are devided by classes (which mostly refer to different disabilities).

@Stereo: Regarding the attention, I really appreciated german TV during the last summer paralympics. They assigned just as much air time to the paralympics (and almost as many reporters etc.) as to the olympics running before that. What I liked even more was that I was able to watch the wheelchair basketball games of the german team live (since an ex-team-mate of me was playing there).

Regards,
Sven
 
drunkennewfiemidget
Member # 2814
 - posted March 08, 2010 07:54
smu,

This isn't twitter.

Twitter is for twats.
 
Snaggy
Member # 123
 - posted March 08, 2010 10:01
@drunkennewfiemidget: this isn't kindergarden. Name calling is for sucky babies.

[Razz]
 
dragonman97
Member # 780
 - posted March 08, 2010 12:54
Wait just a damn minute - it's been common form to write "@foo" in comments well before Twitter took off.

That just seems like a bad excuse to give someone abuse.

Big thumbs down, newf. =(
 
Xanthine
Member # 736
 - posted March 08, 2010 13:45
quote:
Originally posted by smu:

Try watching the biathlon competition for the blind(!).

How does that work?

That's a serious question, BTW. What kind of targets do blind people shoot at? Are they little clickers or something?
 
GrumpySteen
Member # 170
 - posted March 08, 2010 13:52
quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
quote:
Originally posted by smu:

Try watching the biathlon competition for the blind(!).

How does that work?

That's a serious question, BTW. What kind of targets do blind people shoot at? Are they little clickers or something?

They use a special scope that generates a tone that increases in frequency the closer the aim is to the center of the target. They also have a guide that skis ahead of them and they listen for the sounds of their skis to determine which way to go, avoid hazards and so forth.
 
zorgon
Member # 546
 - posted March 08, 2010 16:00
THAT IS AWESOME.

Biathlon is my favorite. Only I worry that, you know, at some point tradition will take over and the Finns will start shooting the Russians.

but I never, ever, thought of blind biathlon. Wonderful.
 




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