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#1 Sep 14 2016 at 12:50 PM Rating: Good
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So how come the US of Ame'cuh is a 3rd world nation when it comes to the Paralympics?

China is riding high in the medal table, with plucky old 51st state 'Team GB' 2nd. USA are doing sort if meh.

TV Coverage here is excellent, and it seems quite a few of us value the old-fashioned values of sports being based on personal battles, driving oneself to the limit etc., compared to multi-millionaire pampered athletes in the conventional able-bodied olympics.

Just wondering. . .
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#2 Sep 14 2016 at 12:54 PM Rating: Good
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Because all our Special Olympians go on to politics.
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#3 Sep 14 2016 at 1:15 PM Rating: Excellent
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Nobby wrote:
So how come the US of Ame'cuh is a 3rd world nation when it comes to the Paralympics?

Obviously because all of our people are too healthy.

More seriously, one idea I've seen suggested is that many nations have government Olympic programs that include the Paralympics. There is no US federal Olympic program and the private funding isn't really there to promote and train Paralympic athletes. That and most people here are probably unaware that the Paralympics and Special Olympics are two different things so, again, hard to promote private funding to really produce fine Paralympic athletes.
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#4 Sep 14 2016 at 3:15 PM Rating: Good
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Jophiel wrote:
Nobby wrote:
So how come the US of Ame'cuh is a 3rd world nation when it comes to the Paralympics?

Obviously because all of our people are too healthy.
Rather than watching our disabled try to compete like normies, we've opted to spend that money and just make them into cyborgs.
#5 Sep 14 2016 at 6:12 PM Rating: Good
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Jophiel wrote:
There is no US federal Olympic program

How is it that we've so far ignored this opportunity to waste more money we don't have on something that doesn't matter?!
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#6 Sep 14 2016 at 6:59 PM Rating: Decent
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Jophiel wrote:
That and most people here are probably unaware that the Paralympics and Special Olympics are two different things

Well that's a demographic I fit into. Until now, at least.
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#7 Sep 16 2016 at 10:42 PM Rating: Good
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The One and Only Poldaran wrote:
Jophiel wrote:
Nobby wrote:
So how come the US of Ame'cuh is a 3rd world nation when it comes to the Paralympics?

Obviously because all of our people are too healthy.
Rather than watching our disabled try to compete like normies, we've opted to spend that money and just make them into cyborgs.


We should do an Olympics where anything goes; robot arms, performance enhancers etc. This is an Olympics I would watch.
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#8 Sep 17 2016 at 1:50 PM Rating: Good
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Timelordwho wrote:
The One and Only Poldaran wrote:
Jophiel wrote:
Nobby wrote:
So how come the US of Ame'cuh is a 3rd world nation when it comes to the Paralympics?

Obviously because all of our people are too healthy.
Rather than watching our disabled try to compete like normies, we've opted to spend that money and just make them into cyborgs.
We should do an Olympics where anything goes; robot arms, performance enhancers etc. This is an Olympics I would watch.
Take it further and turn it into the illegitimate lovechild of the Olympics and Battle Bots, IMO. Smiley: nod
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