Originally Posted by rubysmum
mostly wet & spent a lot of time staffing car parks
i do agree that SO gets unfair lack of attention & unlike the Olympics & paralympics gets NO government funding - athlethes families have to fundraise to pay for their expenses
it isn't very fair,would have thought volunteers would be swapped around and not kept to same place,as they have done this with volunteers in other olympics.
do they give a medal for completing volunteering? the lady am knew who did volunteering,did the commonwealth games in manchester-she was a steward and got a medal at the end,as well as a first choice offer on volunteering for the sydney [?] olympics and a stewarding/security job with the company used.
Government funding! so that is why the SOs is barely known apart from the name,should have realised it was funding related as they have already took away funding from learning disabled adults in care,day services,social services and education.
It's not fair at all for the LD/ID competitors,if they and their families cannot afford their expenses of the SO-they cannot enter the paralympics either because of the LD/ID ban [which should be classed as discriminative because
it was one team that pretended to have LD,not all of them],they may have needs too different to cope with mainstream sports-so what can they do apart from enter lower/smaller competition?
it all sounds like breaks of the disability discrimination act.?
,great stuff on the silver!