Posted 11 August 2010 - 04:44 PM
I'm looking into possible TV subjects to coincide with the 2012 Paralympics. And one issue I hope to get opinions on is whether boxing should be a Paralympic sport.
Judo and Wheelchair Rugby are both in there as full-on contact sports. But where the aim is to do actual damage, would boxing be a step too far? Or is its absence a form of discrimination?
Whether you know a frustrated Team GB boxer in waiting or think boxing is barbaric in any form, I'd be interested to hear your thoughts.
Posted 11 August 2010 - 07:36 PM
Because competition would not be fair. I saw a story where an athlete with a prosthetic lower leg was not allowed to compete with AB athletes because his prosthetic gave him an advantage. In most cases, though, I think we would be at a great disadvantage.
Hey maybe the real question should...why "para olympics". Why are Olympian with disabilities not part of the 'real games'?
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Posted 03 September 2010 - 04:04 AM
I vote yes. I'd pay good money to see some wheelchair boxing, even if all it would amount to is a couple of wheelchair-bounds meeting in the middle of the ring and busting the sh*t outta each other.
Posted 23 November 2010 - 04:19 PM
Who would have ever thought that quadriplegics ramming each other silly would catch on, but quad rugby is one of the fastest growing sports right now!
Posted 24 November 2010 - 10:57 AM
Well even a 5 year old has beaten the crap out of me
I'm not happy with the thought of any contact sport where I have no protection
Yes we have rough and tumble chair games, but the chair is also the protection
Like all disabled serious sports it will have it's fair groupings....but
No..... Dumb Idea
Posted 27 December 2010 - 12:42 AM
One could argued that if two cripples want to beat on each other,, it would be discrminatory to stop them. I think it might be offensive to televise it, tho.
Posted 08 September 2012 - 12:21 PM
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