If the Olympics were designed to inspire a generation of athletic heroes, then the Paralympics could achieve something equally profound.
Far too many children (and adults) do not get enough exercise to remain healthy. You can see the evidence in every high street and classroom. And the statistics for obesity related illnesses such as Type 2 diabetes are terrifying.
The furore over drug use in professional sport has escalated to monumental proportions in recent times. The World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) inquisitional enthusiasm to prevent any kind of doping has resulted in the institution of one of the most intrusive and inhumane inspection systems ever conceived.
Oh, for Richie Benaud to have cast a critical eye over proceedings in the Olympic Badminton this week.
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