Day Six: Another Day On The Pool

Paralympic Flags on the Warmup Pool at the Aquatics Centre

Following the regular commute into the Olympic Park I arrived at the Aquatics Centre full of energy following my two days off shift.

Following a few rotations around poolside I was told in a conversation that there were 49 television cameras around the pool for Olympic Swimming and only 9 for the Paralympic Swimming.

This rose a question in my head ‘Why are the Paralympics treated so differently than the Olympics?’ I find it quite upsetting that for some reason the Paralympics are treated in some way ’second grade’ to the Olympics. In my eyes Paralympians have achieved so much more than Olympians, considering what they have had to overcome to compete at this level. Especially when you consider the wide variety of ’disabilities’ these true heroes have.

I’d like to know your thoughts on this, let me know in the comments section below.

Step count for the day: 6,464