Sunday, March 19, 2006

Paralympians do us proud

The unfairly unnoticed Canadian Paralympic athletes are amazing. The closing cermonies of the Paralympics are today and our athletes have done us proud, coming in sixth in the medal standings and winning gold in curling, slege hockey, giant slalom, and others. Five gold medals in all. It is too bad that we don't put the kind of attention on the Paralympics that we do for the Olympics. Such great, dedicated athletes deserve to be touted all over the place and have lots of kudos going to them but they hardly get noticed by the mainstream media. Well, I say congratulations to all our paralympians. You do Canada most proud.

3 Comments:

At 12:04 PM, Blogger mumblingmonkey said...

I agree. I don't have a TV so couldn't pay too much attention to either Olympics, but I saw a clip of sledge hockey, and it looks more fun to watch than usual hockey, even. Such skill!

 
At 5:49 PM, Anonymous vickyth said...

I've always thought that the Paralympic events should be intertwined with the regular olympic events. Make one bigger event and cover both. If venues need to be tweaked, then complete one before the other, but before the end of the Olympics.

It has always amazed me what we humans can do with our bodies and minds to circumvent difficulty and inability. The Paralympics are actually more inspirational than the ordinary Olympics to watch in many ways.

 
At 12:42 AM, Blogger Sure b'y said...

I agree. I'd love to watch it as all one event and then all the athletes would get the attention they deserve (except our overpaid and underwhelming professional NHL hockey players).

 

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