Saturday, September 6, 2008
Who knew?.............The Paralympics
In today's edition of the Mail and Guardian, the front page stories include coverage of the Opening Ceremonies in Beijing of the Paralympics and the Miss Confidence competition in South Africa...a beauty pageant for women with disabilities. The winner of the latter will serve as an ambassador for the disabled community for a year. Unfortunately, they held the competition in a venue that was not handicapped-friendly! The only Beijing coverage in the New York Times centered on paralympians suing the US Olympic Committee for more support.