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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Paralympic Games - Go Canada Go!

For the past few days, the 2010 Paralympics have been on and thanks to Sportsnet we have been able to watch some of the games. I've enjoyed what I have watched so far, so thanks CTV and Sportsnet, you guys have done a great job.

Let me tell you when I say this, SLEDGE HOCKEY IS CRAZY!  Those guys are rough and mean. It seems like a really tough sport. Let's hope Canada can get the gold and sweep the hockey medals.

Here's another crazy sport. You want skilled curling? Watch these teams curl. These people are making great shots and they don't even have a sweeper(s) to help them out. That makes the sport that much more challenging. I challenged my Dad to a game like that. He's still thinking about it...

All the events have challenges and hurdles that they all must conquer. I think that's why I really respect all of those that participate in these games. It takes guts and courage to do what these people are doing and yet the fanfare isn't the same as it was weeks ago for the actual Olympic games?

Why is that? What makes these people not the same? In fact, why are these athletes not included in the Olympics games anyways? What makes them any different than you and I?  NOTHING!

I'll be honest, I never really gave much thought to it until the last Olympics rolled around in Torino. Why are these people declared different?

They shouldn't be any different because they're not. My grandfather lost his hand and part of his forearm jumping off a train when he was a teenager. Does that accident make him any different? No, it didn't. The only difference was he was right handed before the accident. Now he's left handed.

I wish the Olympic decision makers would get a grip and look at what stupidity they are showing the entire world. This is not right. Not right at all.

I hope this can change someday...

But regardless of how I feel, I do want to say that we here at Oilers Jambalaya, support the Paralympic games and we wish all the athletes well. GOCANADA!

2 Gold / 3 Silver / 2 Bronze

1 comment:

  1. Couldn't agree more. It's a shame that the Paralympics and the Olympics are not the same games. Go Canada!


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