Originally Posted by ninman
For those of you who don't know, Oscar is a man who had both his legs amputated as a baby. He got these devices called "blades", that allow him to run like a normal person.
The question is, should such a person be allowed to compete against able-bodied athletes?
In my opinion, he should not. Many people question "is it giving him an unfair advantage?". That is totally missing the point. Sport is about being able to compare like with like. I.e. The best tennis player, the best swimmer and so on.
You cannot possibly say that a man running on blades is the same as a man running with normal legs. That very fact makes it unfair. What do you guys think?
First of all, he is a normal person.
Secondly, all of your arguments are dumb. It's amazing. If you were to tell me which posters posted in this thread, I could pick out which would say that he should be able to compete, and which would say that he shouldn't be able to compete.