I can't answer the poll question as it's incorrectly framed - yes he should be allowed to take part in the Olympics, but not necessarily in the races he wants to take part in. It could be said, of course, that he has no advantage that any other runner can't acquire - they could all have their legs amputated and replaced with the same kit. It's actually quite possible to use the same kit without amputating your legs, but the weight of your legs will be a disadvantage, particularly when it comes to accelerating them forwards. Maybe the answer is for him to have weights added in the right places to level things up, but he's at a disadvantage too in some ways, such as having less muscle, so it's never going to be fair. Of course, sport isn't fair when you analyse it fully anyway - people have genetic advantages which make the whole business unfair, whether it's through size, power or intelligence, so thinking about it too much spoils sport.
Should the Blade Runner (Oscar Pistorius) be allowed to comptete in the Olympics?
Total Members Voted: 3
Voting closed: 06/11/2012 08:46:47