Paralympics: True Meaning of Sport?
September 04, 2012
How much money is in paralympics? How much distortion from professionalization, from gambling. Do these athletes tend much to go to extremes for victory? Does their livelihood depend on success?
Yet they're not necessarily elitist as in the past world of amateurism, where only the rich could afford to take the time to play. There is some support for paralympians. (Isn't there?)
Sure, drugs might be used but what's the big deal -- let it rip -- there may well be drugs being used just to help give the basic mobility needed to participate. How likely are the sports to be brutal? How often do the athletes risk their health to participate?
Sure, people are people, and anyone might be tempted to put a stick into the spokes of their rival, but c'mon. It seems like with the paralympics that the better motives may well rise up rather higher in the listings.
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