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08-26-2012, 03:29 PM
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2012 Paralympics

http://www.london2012.com/paralympics

Is there any interest here?

I think there should be a decent coverage in Canada this year. As someone who never had the chance to watch the Paralympics, I'm looking forward to it.

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08-26-2012, 03:35 PM
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I will follow some events showed on TV. For now all I know is that paralympic athlete Fabrizio Macchi got suspended for his contacts with Dr "doping" Michele Ferrari; I wonder if there is ANY sport in which there is no doping at all at this level...

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08-28-2012, 07:09 PM
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So, it starts tomorrow.

Does anybody will watch the Opening Ceremony? I will be recording it.

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Surprised after all their London fluff, NBC's only doing four one hour specials and a 90 minute highlight show. Oh wait, this is NBC.

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Surprised after all their London fluff, NBC's only doing four one hour specials and a 90 minute highlight show. Oh wait, this is NBC.
I was pretty bummed about that. I follow the US Paralympics on twitter and so I'll probably watch the videos & youtubes they put up. They put the whole opening ceremony up just recently (they got Stephen Hawking!). I don't want to put it up since it is 5 hours and I don't know how people's computers and such will react to that, but their twitter name is @USParalympics.

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Hope coverage will be better than in paralympics passed

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Was it just me or was the stadium like 95% empty? Granted I only caught like 5 min of the opening ceremonies but still....

edit -nvm, saw pictures. Looked decently full... that LED lighting throws me for a loop. It can make the seats look empty sometimes.


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08-30-2012, 07:04 AM
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Disappointing that the BBC isn't covering this one. Channel 4's okay so far though I guess.

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Pistorius lost his 200m title. Got beat at the line.

Damn.

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Pistorius lost his 200m title. Got beat at the line.

Damn.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/disability-sport/19460868

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World record holder Oscar Pistorius criticised the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) after he was beaten by Brazil's Alan Oliveira in the final of the Paralympic T44 200m.

Pistorius said Oliveira's artificial legs - known as blades - are too long.

The South African was overhauled by the 20-year-old in the final 20 metres as Oliveira won in 21.45 seconds, with Pistorius second in 21.52.

"We are not running in a fair race here," Pistorius told Channel 4.
See Oscar, this is why people didn't want you in the normal Olympics.

Oh the irony...

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Nice picture.

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Some of the pictures are amazing:





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In the end, David Wetherill did not win, but he was on Sportscenter's Top 10 earlier.

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Anyone watching the blind football? It's amazing.

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Alex Zanardi wins Paralympics 2012 handcycling gold

That's awesome.

For those who don't know him:


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All I can say is that Alex Zanardi is a GREAT human being. So inspiring

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Alex Zanardi wins Paralympics 2012 handcycling gold

That's awesome.

For those who don't know him:

When I was 6 years old, he made "The Pass" and instantly become my favorite driver. His accident in 2001 was heart-wrenching for me, and his return to Lausitz in 2003, his WTCC career and now the Paralympics gets me misty-eyed. No matter what he's doing, it's magic. His is one of the most amazing stories I've ever heard. If I had to produce one person in the world to exemplify the best parts of humanity, Zanardi would probably be that person.

Quit is something he's never considered, and can't is a word not in his vocabulary. Rumors in the IndyCar world are circulating that he's going to run the Indy 500 next year. if he wants to, he will; anything Alex Zanardi puts his mind to he works hard to accomplish.

One of my life-long heroes.

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Hannah Cockroft is amazing.

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Just saw this article on Yahoo

http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/news/e...151148996.html

I guess not everyone in Essex is a bad person eh Shrimper!

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We're not all bad. Honest!

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Matt Stutzman won a silver medal

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These athletes are incredible.

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Some pretty cool photos from Buzzfeed




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