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11 September, 2016

Three "naive" questions concerning Paralympic Games


Right now, the 2016 Paralympic Games are taking place in Rio. So, we would like to put three "naive" questions for further discussion and thinking:

  1. Why they are named "Paralympic Games" and not "Olympic Games" like the others?

consequently:

  1. Why they are being conducted as a separate event from the Olympic Games, with different name?

consequently:

  1. Why the medals of each country in the Paralympic Games are counted separately from those in the Olympic Games?

Not that the latest years we made any steps forward as societies, rather the opposite. However, if we want truly to make a new start, let's begin with this. Let's treat equally all the athletes. Let's put aside the records, the fancy shows, the ratings, the doping, the sells and profits.

It would be not that small step eventually ...

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