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    Loving the Chinese chick with no arms who beat a load of women WITH arms at backstroke! Trippy!

    Yay for Sarah Storey who got Team GB's first gold in yeah..... cycling


    Obviously both on drugs innit!
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    Watching Claire Balding and the swimming. Totally amazing stuff and loving Hannah Russell smashing her PB by like 6 seconds winning another silver. Fabulous stuff

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    Claire Balding totally trashing NBC for not showing the paralympics and the amazing Jessica Long. Go Claire

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    Quote Originally Posted by floskate View Post
    Claire Balding totally trashing NBC for not showing the paralympics and the amazing Jessica Long. Go Claire
    Such a fecking legend! She could turn us all innit

    Loving the Canadian swimming Bird for coming out in a Santa hat!
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    I love paralympic swimming.

    The real freestyle
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    Yay Diaz for Brazil!

    (50m freestyle) OMG He is as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by floskate View Post
    Claire Balding totally trashing NBC for not showing the paralympics and the amazing Jessica Long. Go Claire
    I have no idea why NBC isn't showing this, at least on some obscure cable channel. It's not fair. I'm missing everything!
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    Polish TV isn't showing any of the Paralympics. A state tv employee admitted in private: "The disabled are not very aesthetic. It's hard to show them in an interesting way."

    LOT, Polish state airlines, refused to carry all the special equipment of the Polish Paralympic Team. Before any government official intervened (they didn't give a shit), a private carrier agreed to do it for free.

    I hate this fcuking country so much...

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    What an exciting day! so many world records!
    Yay for Sarah Storey!Gold medal and WR And she is a former swimmer (and multiple gold medalist in that event!). Congrats, Brits/fans of Brits

    and Sophie Pascoe was amazing! What a lead! And she easily beat her own WR!

    and another WR for Benoit Huot! great comeback for him

    Congrats to all the medalists today!

    I could only find an hour of coverage today How many hours are others getting? Are there any live streams online? thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziggy View Post
    Polish TV isn't showing any of the Paralympics. A state tv employee admitted in private: "The disabled are not very aesthetic. It's hard to show them in an interesting way."

    LOT, Polish state airlines, refused to carry all the special equipment of the Polish Paralympic Team. Before any government official intervened (they didn't give a shit), a private carrier agreed to do it for free.

    I hate this fcuking country so much...
    That's sad I'm glad they eventually got a private carrier. I'm hoping there will be online coverage, so maybe you, GarrAarghHrumph, and others will be able to watch.

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    Yep Sophie Pascoe was awesome. Unfortunately coverage is on pay TV and I couldn't justify getting the sports package when we were only getting highlights in the first place.

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    For those wanting to watch online:

    Install the Expat shield as per this thread:

    http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=84470


    Broadcaster in the UK:

    www.channel4.com
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    I am cheering to my old classmate Esa Miettinen in men´s table tennis, class 9.
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    Yay thanks. This also seems to work. http://www.paralympic.org/

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    Since Sidney 2000 (I think, but definitely Athens), one of our cable sports channel, dedicates a lot of its programming to the paralympics. This year they have an entire channel broadcasting all that it can live and showing tape delays of what they couldn't broadcast after the competition day is over.

    And they get a lot of viewers (why else they would be doing this??), which is great.
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    LOL one of the Brit blokes in cycling had a mega hissy fit cos he messed up the start and blamed the gate release. He swore a lot and had to end up apologising to the crowd in the end ... wheeee! :

    ETA his name was Jody Cundy (I'd strop with a name like that too!) and he wasnt allowed a restart so was DQ. Only caught the story briefly earlier.
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    Not to leave the Canadians out, Clare Balding is now slagging off your lack of coverage as you're having a good games so far!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHARPIE View Post


    ETA his name was Jody Cundy (I'd strop with a name like that too!) and he wasnt allowed a restart so was DQ. Only caught the story briefly earlier.
    I bet he'll get a "T" added to his name now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHARPIE View Post
    Not to leave the Canadians out, Clare Balding is now slagging off your lack of coverage as you're having a good games so far!
    And rightfully so. I'm looking at our sad one hour only a day coverage as better than nothing, but still pretty sad.

    And it's on a channel that only people w/digital access can get. We have a dish, so can get it, but not everyone has TSN 2.

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    Heather Cockroft in the 100m T34 - what a star! Fabulous performance and totally interview. Go for the double Hannah!!

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