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Friday, August 3, 2012

Unfair Advantage

Okay, one more blog on the Olympics.  Yesterday, I read an article about Oscar Pistorius, the South African sprinter who will be the first amputee to compete in the Olympics.  Oscar, aka the Blade Runner, has been a double amputee since he was 11 months old and uses carbon fiber prosthetic legs. Oscar will be competing in a 400 meter runner.  There are some, including Michael Johnson who is a 43 second 400 meter runner and world record holder, that say Oscar has an unfair advantage.  I wonder if Michael Johnson has seen Oscar's bloody stumps after a race. If Oscar has such an advantage, why aren't blade runners flooding the Olympics?  I applaud the Olympic Committee for reversing their decision to allow Oscar to compete in what they previously termed "able bodied track.”

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