The Commonwealth Games

dreamdaisy
dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
edited 11. Apr 2018, 11:05 in Community Chit-chat archive
Now, I must admit that this kind of thing does not usually float my boat but what I like about these is the Commonwealth para-competitors are competing at the same time. It may be due to the fact that the number of participants is fewer than the Olympics but it makes a refreshing change to see those who are truly challenged being regarded as equals rather than an afterthought. DD

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  • Slosh
    Slosh Member Posts: 3,194
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I've been thinking the same thing. Would be great if the Olympics could manage it too.
  • Airwave!
    Airwave! Member Posts: 2,428
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Most of these events are run by volunteers and getting a band of already busy volunteers to give up more time would limit all events. I did 2012 for two weeks and was out of the house for up to 12 hours, a long day with absolutely no concessions because I am disabled, a hard work episode. If I wanted to be there I had to put up with the job.

    I'm sure there are many keen helpers out there but there comes a point where volunteering has to take second place.

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