Fame can be a blessing and a curse. Once you get it, you are addicted to it. People will do almost anything to hold onto it, particularly if they know in their heart of hearts they never really deserved it in the first place. So why is it that some of the best-loved and most successful comedians get forgotten?
Interview with deaf British footballer Claire Stancliffe: “They don’t support deaf athletes. That is not equality.”
Deaf footballer Claire Stancliffe talks about the funding difficulties facing the British Women’s Deaf football team and the impact these problems could have on the future of the sport in the UK.
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Paralympics: Some are only watching to get the gory details of how athletes acquired their impairments
It finally happened about two seconds into the opening ceremony intro show. I’d been feeling iffy for a few days but Jon Snow finally made the inevitable happen: Abuse of the word “inspirational” triggered my gag reflex.
If the Olympics were designed to inspire a generation of athletic heroes, then the Paralympics could achieve something equally profound.
Tonight’s ceremony will mark the opening of the Paralympics, an event that promises 11 days of thrilling competition and unforgettable stories.
My first Olympic Games experience, what can I say? I’ll start at the beginning, with the athlete’s village – it was a different world.
As a woman with a disability, I think it is great how this country has become so excited about the Paralympics and collectively discovered that disabled people can do things.
A year ago we were watching parts of the same city which hosted the Olympics going up in flames and wondering which part would be devastated next.
I’ve got a confession to make; I’ve never been a fan of the Paralympics or disability sport in general.
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