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El Supremo

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Sat Aug 4, 2012, 05:56 PM Aug 2012

Should this guy be competing in the able-bodied Olympics? [View all]



I say no because he uses regular prosthetics except to race.
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he qualified, right? zbdent Aug 2012 #1
He is in the semis tomorrow. But... El Supremo Aug 2012 #2
so, with the "unfair advantage" ... he didn't meet the standards in 2008, like everybody else did .. zbdent Aug 2012 #3
It seems the people "The Court of Arbitration" best qualified for these type of decisions JonLP24 Aug 2012 #5
You are way too "accepting". El Supremo Aug 2012 #6
JonLP24 has a point though... Auggie Aug 2012 #7
I think it is a big controversy. El Supremo Aug 2012 #8
sprinters from across the globe are lining up to have their legs removed in order to replace them.. frylock Aug 2012 #34
I'm not sure what you're referring to JonLP24 Aug 2012 #10
Clueless El Supremo Aug 2012 #11
Am I any more clueless than you? JonLP24 Aug 2012 #12
Ooh! I got some emotion from you! El Supremo Aug 2012 #13
I found some links that detail their findings JonLP24 Aug 2012 #14
As Upton (ugh!) said, where do you draw the line? El Supremo Aug 2012 #15
Well they said JonLP24 Aug 2012 #16
Yes, the CAS decision was flawed with respect to the facts. mathematic Aug 2012 #20
I read the PDF JonLP24 Aug 2012 #22
From the research that was used to unban him mathematic Aug 2012 #23
Thanks for the info JonLP24 Aug 2012 #26
The researchers are biased and posing the wrong comparison. Eddie Haskell Aug 2012 #28
If that should be the question JonLP24 Aug 2012 #29
Physically impossible? Eddie Haskell Aug 2012 #31
I imagine it would be like using stilts JonLP24 Aug 2012 #32
Probably not.. Upton Aug 2012 #4
Vehicles aren't prosthetics, and I strongly doubt he considers himself "disabled." (nt) Posteritatis Aug 2012 #18
I think situations such as this bear review on a case by case basis. bluedigger Aug 2012 #9
Several years of arguments in the track world about it point to "yes." (nt) Posteritatis Aug 2012 #17
Of course he should. madinmaryland Aug 2012 #19
That ain't an able body? Iggo Aug 2012 #21
If running on blades is physically easier than running on legs rocktivity Aug 2012 #24
"The able-bodied Olympics"? KamaAina Aug 2012 #25
What's next an iron fisted boxer? Eddie Haskell Aug 2012 #27
He may have an advantage, but he is still damn fast. chelsea0011 Aug 2012 #30
prosthetics are different -KittyKat- Aug 2012 #33
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