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kerry red

« on: Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 19:19:55 »

Come on -no platitudes - who's going to get into this?

It'll be great. Really looking forward to it
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« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 19:21:21 »

I probably won't watch as much of it as I want to, but I'm going to try. These guys are more impressive than their able bodied counterparts.

Going down all day friday, looking forward to it.
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kerry red

« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 19:26:33 »

Some of the stories behind these athletes is gut wrenching

Brave fuckers, or what
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« Reply #3 on: Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 19:32:13 »

The thing is, behind EVERY competitor over the next 11 days, there is a story of trauma, of adversity, of suffering, the like of which we as able bodied (and able minded) cannot begin to comprehend. They are truly amazing, heroes triumphing over adversity and discrimination.We should celebrate each and every one of them.
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« Reply #4 on: Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 19:36:46 »

I'll watch bits and bobs...
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« Reply #5 on: Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 19:36:54 »

im looking forward to wheelchair fencing.
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« Reply #6 on: Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 19:37:43 »

'ella 'ella 'ella
eh eh eh eh

The opening ceremony has started....
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kerry red

« Reply #7 on: Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 19:38:00 »

There's one, and only one, Afghan athlete competing in the weightlifting.

Lost a leg via a landmine. No facilities, no coaching, no fuck all.

And this from a country that has just beheaded 12 women for dancing
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« Reply #8 on: Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 19:44:50 »

One of my cousins has Spina Bifida and has spent vast amounts of his life at Stoke Maneville getting to know disabled people from all over the World including quite a few that will be competing. To say he is excited about the games is an understatement and is at the opening this evening. I'll be watching bits and pieces to start with but will probably get into it as I did with London 2012.
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« Reply #9 on: Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 19:47:40 »

For the first time over 2 million tickets sold for these games...  It's good to see the games getting the respect they deserve.

Good luck to one and all.

I'll be watching.
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« Reply #10 on: Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 19:50:17 »

im looking forward to wheelchair fencing.
Wheelchair rugby for me Clap
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« Reply #11 on: Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 19:53:26 »

Haven't seen Harry yet, Thought he was supposed to be there. Did his Gran ban him  Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 19:53:58 »

I see they've kept Prince Harry away from this one!!

He's more likely to bring the games into disrepute with his antics!
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« Reply #13 on: Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 19:54:34 »

I see they've kept Prince Harry away from this one!!

He's more likely to bring the games into disrepute with his antics!
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kerry red

« Reply #14 on: Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 19:56:32 »

Apparently wheelchair basketball is gaining popularity with non-disabled people due to its fast, furious and downright violent play.

Looking forward to that
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