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Second class citizens

Duration:
55 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 18 January 2014

“Some deaf athletes and spectators were treated like second class citizens at the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics” former International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICDS) President Craig Crowley tells us. It comes in the week the venue for the 2015 Winter Deaflympics was finally confirmed just a year before the games start (the 2011 games was cancelled at late notice). We investigative the future of deaf sport and ask if it’s time for reconciliation with the Paralympics movement.

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