Black Sports : The Olympics - Man vs Machine

Discussion in 'Black Sports' started by Zulile, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. Zulile

    Zulile Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Just heard the news that Oscar Pistorius - the fastest man on no legs - will be able to run at the Olympics. The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled that he is eligible to race against able-bodied athletes, overturning a ban imposed by the International Association of Athletics Federations.

    People are celebrating the victory for the man. Me? I think it's plain wrong. Next thing we know ppl will be throwing the shotput with bionic arms..

    Or maybe I'm missing something.. what do you think?
     
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    Prizmm Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I am conflicted about this, I think it is a poor decision, yet, I am amazed that this man has been able to accomplish such an amazing feat. You are correct in your assertion Zulile, and where will/does it stop? Bionic shot putter, rocket propelled swimmers? The spirit of the Olympics is that one should compete with what they came into the world with their in lies the true nature of competition.
     
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    It's kinda unfair to other runners , when bionic limbs are in use,
    they shouldn't have over turn it.
     
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