Paralympics 2012

Discussion in 'Disabled Martial Artists' started by finite monkey, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. finite monkey

    finite monkey Thought Criminal

  2. Sketco

    Sketco Banned Banned

    A long time friend of my girlfriend will be competing for Canada in the womens wheelchair racing so for once I mayactually watch :D
  3. holyheadjch

    holyheadjch Valued Member

    What is cynical about the Olympics?
  4. Johnno

    Johnno Valued Member

    The aggressive commercialism, which has put many people right off the whole thing.
  5. holyheadjch

    holyheadjch Valued Member

    ...just watch the sport. The other stuff is basically invisible.
  6. Mangosteen

    Mangosteen Hold strong not

  7. finite monkey

    finite monkey Thought Criminal

    Sorry, let me correct, I am cynical about the Olympics

    Jeeze, you'd think, wouldn't you?
  8. Johnno

    Johnno Valued Member

    I know what you mean. If you're not actually there, but just watching on telly then all the corporate bollocks is much less in your face.

    i was sick of the Olympics long before it began, and wasn't sure if i would bother watching any of it, but once it started and it came down to one competitor or team against another, then all the hoo-ha didn't seem to matter any more.
  9. Putrid

    Putrid Moved on

    Only problem is the choice of sponsor,Atos Origin,a company that has driven genuinely disabled people to suicide with its flawed WCA.
    In fact the BMA has desribed the test as unfit for purpose.When I heard they were sponsoring the Paralympics I thought it was a sick joke.
  10. finite monkey

    finite monkey Thought Criminal

    Have you a link outlining the missdeeds of Atos Origin?
  11. Putrid

    Putrid Moved on

    Testing needs to be done but the current method is unfit for purpose.Appeals that are successful are around 40% with no representation and with representation the success rate is around 70%.That would indicate the test is seriously flawed.Atos appear to ignore supporting evidence from GPs and consultants and base everything on a simple computer tick test that ignores fluctuating conditions.
  12. righty

    righty Valued Member

    This is not the case, at least where I am. There is only one channel and they are hardly showing the sport bit at all.
  13. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu

    The catch up isn't as good as the BBC coverage, but still some good coverage of the paralympics on Channel 4.

    Been watching the Judo today, well done Ben Quilter!
  14. Mushroom

    Mushroom De-powered to come back better than before.

    Michael Bisping's Brother may be competing in the athletics. (Shotputt i think) Conrad Bisping...who was blinded by a explosive device while serving in the Army.

    This was taken by a recent QA where he talked about the Hector Lombard fight
  15. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu

    We're going to watch the athletics including the shotput finals, so hopefully we'll see some Bisping action :)
  16. Mushroom

    Mushroom De-powered to come back better than before.

    Lots of trash talking...spitting at opponents..squirting water in the face of other teams...
  17. Anth

    Anth Daft. Supporter

    Watched most of the judo yesterday and quite a bit of the track cycling. Judo was a heck of a lot better than the olympic judo and watching some of the cyclists who only have one leg was inspirational.
  18. Smitfire

    Smitfire Cactus Schlong

    Well...I've seen some amazing things in my time but this just takes the biscuit.

  19. holyheadjch

    holyheadjch Valued Member

  20. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu

    Awesome just isn't good enough to describe it, a new word needs to be created!

    There has been some amazing events, so excited about going on Saturday!

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