Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Sports for all

I thought I had already posted about this article on disabled athletes but apparently I have not. So here it is. It features athletes with varying abilities who participate in all levels of sport from the Paralympics to recreational.

Without romanticizing or dismissing the struggles these athletes face, I have to say that many of them challenge the ways we think about sports participation. When the goal of sport is participation, rules and formats that some might see as "creative" or "alternative" become the norm. And I think that "able-bodied" sport could learn a lot from that.

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