Disabled Sport

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  1. Malaka

    Malaka Well-Known Member

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    does anyone really have an interest in it? Is it PC gone mad? I think the same applies to women playing rugby, football and cricket, do we give a shit? should it be on primetime TV?
     
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  2. Marty

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    I have no interest in disabled sport, the thing I don't like is that they're seen as something amazing. Do we expect them to sit around wallowing in self pity because they are slightly different to the norm. Maybe it's just me do I don't understand the love in for these 'super humans' as C4 like to call them.
     
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    I tried wheelchair rugby once, I lasted 15 minutes it was terrifying
     
  4. Otis

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    Yeah, am watching some of it. Just see them as athletes, albeit different from the normal athletes you're used to seeing at the main Olympics.
     
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    A lot of them have suffered life-changing injuries and have responded in a courageous fashion.
     
  6. Otis

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    All very true.

    Not super human, but may well have had to battle that much harder than a normal athlete would.

    For a lot of these people just recovering from accident, disease or life changing illness is a major battle in itself and that is just to even get back to what might well be described as a normal life, before even thinking to prepare as an athlete.

    For us we can walk and would just need to prepare ourselves to be a runner. For some of these they are learning to walk again before they can even begin to think about running.
     
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    have you seen some of the disabled people taking part at wimbledon? slightly different to the norm?

    have a word and be thankful for the life you have at the same time

    as for the topic cant say i have a big interest in it but i did watch a little when it was on and had nothing but respect for those that took part. i bet it was amazing for them to be on TV too so great all round.
     
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  8. Otis

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    Oh and I am watching the women's cricket right now as we speak (until my power goes off again of course).
     
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    gotta be better than the england mens team!
     
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    I think the main thing is not whether people enjoy watching but whether the participants enjoy playing, which they obviously do. Not sure whether that justifies it being on Prime time TV or not.
     
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    Can't say I am watching it but it must be better viewing than things like love island and things like that.
     
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  12. Otis

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    You just wait, it will be Disabled Love Island next.
     
  13. M&B Stand

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    On the whole it's good, a disability shouldn't prevent people participating in elite sport.

    In some of the categories it does seem that it's one disabled athlete vs slightly more or less disabled athletes. It's difficult for 2 people to have exactly the same disability. world records are meaningless.
     
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    I don't think there's any political correctness involved at all, if anything disabled sports falls right within the remit Channel 4 launched with.
     
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  15. Otis

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    Yeah, fair point. Forgot about that.
     
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    Anyone had a wild slash yet or maybe a little tickle through the slips yet Otis?
     
  17. Otis

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    Nope, but I did just see a ball disappear into a bush somewhere just past the boundary ropes
     
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    Must have been the googly then.
     
  19. Marty

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    This is the problem. So little is expected of these people that when they achieve something, it's blown out of all proportions. How have they responded in courageous fashion? By not letting themselves becomes victims of circumstance?

    Anyone with the drive and passion can achieve, abled bodied or not. I just find it condescending.
     
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    If I ended up disabled somehow I'd definitely get involved.
     
  21. jimmyhillsfanclub

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    Dan?......

    ..... Dan? ......... Daaaaannnn !
     
  22. skybluetony176

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    Really enjoy it. Just see it as athletics myself. Going down Sunday as we have tickets for the morning session. My eldest who is athletics mad can't wait, she has her flag and autograph book ready. Jonny Peacock is every bit as a hero to her as Usain Bolt.
     
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    Well......not quite every bit surely? :-)
     
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    What a great morning. Plenty of UK medals, two world records, close competitive events on track and field and athletes at the top of their game. Can't se why anyone who doesn't enjoy sport and specifically athletics wouldn't enjoy it. PC gone mad my arse.
     
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  25. Otis

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    Hang your head in shame, son, hang your head in shame.

    England v India women just finished and was one of the most exciting games ever in the history of cricket.

    Bloody brilliant!!
     
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    It should be on tv and if you choose to watch it you do but the option should be there.
     
  27. Otis

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    That game most certainly deserved to be on primetime TV.
     

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