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The Paralympics loses its innocence

Carlos Ribagorda does not appear to be a man who suffers from learning difficulties; a journalist for a Spanish business magazine, he has just published a book on young rightwing politicians. Four years ago, however, he won a Paralympic gold medal in Sydney as a member of Spain’s learning-disabled basketball team.

Innovation in technology allows the human machine to perform

Another regulation that athletes would find abhorrent today was that all chairs had to have handles on the back, a concession to the dominant manufacturers of the time that were more interested in their needs than that of the athlete.


1 Comment

  1. mdmhvonpa

    Sooooo … Carlos is not ‘Learning Disabled’ but rather, morally disabled. Does that count?


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