Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The first Olympic sprinter without legs

I'd like to think that my previous post on this subject somehow contributed to the recent decision of letting Oscar Pistorius qualify to the Olympics, but I'm not that naive :-)

But it's good to see that not everybody is as unreasonable as the International Association of Athletics Federations. The Court of Arbitration for Sport finally accepted that there is no difference between a double-amputee sprinter that uses a set of prosthetic legs and the Speedo-sponsored swimmers that use the Speedo LZR Racer Suit to get an aerodynamic advantage over their adversaries.

It may be the case that Oscar Pistorius doesn't even qualify to the Olympics, but at least he wasn't discriminated for being handicapped.

Let's see how the story evolves...

1 comment:

Don said...


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Our site:

Title: Beijing Olympics

Please let me know if you want a link back.
Many thanks for your reply.

Best Regards,