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Is this the closing ceremony or a Coldplay concert?
Congratulationsto medal winnersOscar Pistorius,Blake Leeper and David Prince.Dr. Cajetan Coelho
I was in the stadium to see Oscar Pistorius win and it was a tremendous moment - all the crowd on their feet and shouting him on to victory. A great ending to a great summer in the olympic stadium. He has done more for the paralympic movement around the world than any other athlete ever, all tribute to him. I look forward to a much higher profile for these athletes after the success of these games
I have to agree with Kurt Replei. I have tried to watch the paralympics many times on Ch4. Each time I switched to the channel I got either some talking heads doing some time filling or adverts that felt as though they are going on for 20 minutes.. What I did not see was any activity regarding the athletes. I think the Ch4 coverage was awful bordering on the ridiculous. Never again.
Delighted to see Pistorius win, but for all those unquestioning supporters of his right to run in non-disabled events I suggest you read the Scientific American article of 24 July. It is quite clear that there are much bigger issues of fairness than those around blade length.
Congrats to Pistorius!!! :)
@22 because C4 got the Paralympics.Have to say the C4 coverage - loads of adverts, yapping, loads of adverts, bit of yapping, bit of sport, loads of adverts, yapping, loads of adverts etc etc was pretty rubbish compared to BBC coverage.If C4 couldn't put on decent coverage without flooding it with too many adverts, they should not have bid for it.
Furthermore, Oscar was very impressed with Jonnie Peacock and said that he is not only a brilliant ParaOlympian but a wonderful sprinter. This is his goal - for the likes of Jonnie P to be appreciated as a topclass sprinter!
How come is it that after olympics events, we would get to see video highlights on this website and yet not for the paralympics?
Oscar has worked hard to gain recognition for himself and his colleagues. He was anxious that it could all be undone by overlength blades used by Alan O. (who ran the second 100m of the 200m race in 9s!??-faster than Bolt). Legal yes, but the rules need amending. Singleton said they all know what their height should be to within 1cm, and Alan O. was 4inches above this!
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