Disabled? You should become a paralympian! James Moore discusses the attitude of many in the wake of London’s Paralympics – and what it can mean for a disabled individual
Looking ahead to next week, I’ll admit to feeling a mixture of enthusiasm and anxiety.
Is this Australian boy who can run 100m in 11.72 seconds the world’s fastest 12-year-old?
Olympic and Paralympic hero Oscar Pistorius took on a new kind of challenge yesterday, racing against a horse in Qatar.
When Claire Lomas, who is paralysed from the chest down, finished the London Marathon in a robotic suit in the spring, she was universally hailed as the Bionic Woman. She tells me that she knew the challenge was going to be a massive one, and that the achievement, if she managed it, would be a first.
It’s a week since I took part in the heroes’ parade and I can safely say it was the most astonishing thing I’ve ever experienced.
There have been many fascinating aspects of the London Paralympic Games. One aspect that has caught media attention and certainly mine, is the equipment, tools and technologies used by many Paralympians.
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.
Compare and contrast the cheering crowds that lauded our Paralympian medal winners with the focus group research, carried out recently by the Glasgow Media Group, that found that a representative sample of the British population believes that between half and three-quarters of all disability benefit claimants are scroungers.
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