OLYMPICS 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Sproj

Sproj

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Appreciate it @Sproj. Doesn't get as much coverage as the "main event" but I still like to hear about it.

I skimmed past it, but I thought I saw an article on Facebook today that Scomo has said all the Paralympians that earn a medal will receive the same money as their able bodied athletes?

Yeah there was a bit of an uproar about it because the paralympians weren't in line to get anything but the Olympians got I think $30000 for gold, $20000 for silver and $10000 for bronze or something like that. I think it is great there is recognition financially for the pralympians because to be honest, I actually prefer watching this to the Olympics in many ways, this just seems like the Olympic skateboarding comp all round where everyone just seems to support everyone, I really love it.
 
Fozz

Fozz

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As long as those medal bonuses are on top of funding not a part of it. Participation is the key to para sports not achievements.

I find the para-specific sports (ie boccia and goal ball) more interesting than regular sports.
 
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Vanessa Low - the German-Aussie wins the women's long jump AND sets a world record...thrice!
 
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The Rachael Watson post-gold interview - man, got me in the feels.
 
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Curtis McGrath - GOLD - men’s 200m Vaa!

Mr T gets silver for Brazil!
 
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Let’s go! Aussie in the lead in the marathon but only just.
 
Sproj

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1 second in it between first and second at the end of a marathon, that was an epic epic race.
 
Culhwch

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I saw this thread pop up and legit thought I'd dreamt the last two years. Jesus fucking Christ, don't take me back to September 2021...
 

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