Friday, August 24, 2012 | Categories: Day 6 Blog |
For the first time in 12 years, athletes with intellectual disabilities will be allowed to compete in the Paralympics. The were barred from competing -- not because they did anything wrong -- but because in 2000, the Spanish basketball team cheated their way to gold, by stacking their team with players who had no disabilities whatsoever. Michael Heath is one of three swimmers with intellectual disabilities representing Canada at this year's Paralympics. And Dave Naylor covered the Paralympics for the CBC in 2000.
Photo: Andrew Winning/Reuters