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Monday, January 14, 2008

Blade Runner will not run

Wired Magazine just did a piece on Oscar Pistorius. It's unfortunate timing, really. He was just declared ineligible for competition in the Bejing Olympics. He's already a paralympic champion and was looking to be the first to crossover. The wording they used in the declaration seems...loaded:
"any technical device that incorporates springs, wheels or any other
element that provides a user with an advantage over another athlete not
using such a device"
I'm not an expert, but it looks like that could be construed to exclude anyone with an artificial limb, or whatever, from competing if it gives them an advantage over any other competitor, even if the other person sucks.

At least he has a cool nickname: Blade Runner.

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