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Enough of those stupid political conventions! It’s time for the Olympics! Or more to the point, the Paralympics, the quadrennial world stage where athletes with disabilities can speak the common language of sports and excel in ways that, for the last fifty-plus years, has reaffirmed the obvious – we are just like you.

A little history. In the early 1940’s, a British neurologist named Ludwig Guttman, soon to become Sir Ludwig Guttman, had the then-brilliant notion that paralyzed soldiers from the war shouldn’t just lie around in institutions like invalids but could profit from athletic exercise and competition. At the time many experts thought…

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