Sport for all

MENCAP reported yesterday that funding for learning disabled athletes is struggling following the ban on these athletes after some reported shifty behaviour regarding eligibility of some athletes who apparently faked having learning disabilities, in the Sydney Games of 2000.

The British Paralympic Association are pushing for the London 2012 games to re-introduce learning disabled events.

I honestly hope that the campaign is supported broadly and extensively. If ever there was a case of a few ruining the party for many by trying to take advantage, this seems to be a case in point.

 It makes one wonder what can be gained by lying about eligibility just to win prizes.