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Saturday, 24 July 2021

Becca Meyers

There are no words to convey how disgusted I was to see this:






Whoever is responsible for this ludicrous decision needs to be sacked and never allowed to work in sport again.



23 comments:

  1. I agree.........disgusting. Whoever made that decision has no knowledge of the needs of people with a disability, either physical or intellectual. Take care & stay safe.

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    1. Absolutely. Whoever made such an insensitive decision should be blindfolded, put in total silence headphones, and then left to wait with 32 other people for someone to come and help them.

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  2. That is a diabolical decision and I hope it is rescinded in time for Becca to take part in the Olympic Games.

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    1. Even if the decision was rescinded she will have gone through such anxiety and worry that it would probably impact her performance.

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  3. Stupidity at it's worse, my heart goes out to her, all her hard work, the build up to be going to the best sporting event on Earth, and they do this. I can understand the need to keep numbers going down, but her support (her mum) is so necessary.

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    1. Totally right Marlene, the decision absolutely beggars belief.

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  4. As the mum of two disabled children, the very idea of them being denied essential support fills me with such rage. Inhumane, blatant ableism....I could go on but I'm preaching to the choir here. I will add, though....do they really think that one more person is going to make a difference to the COVID risk? If there's still a risk (and there is) it begs the question as to why the Olympics are running in the first place.

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    1. As usual Mel, we are not only on the same page but the same paragraph. Like you, I am not sure the games should be going ahead, and if it were not for the £££ that Japan/IOC has already invested I do not think they would be.

      I would have expected better from the US though - but clearly you do not have to be a person of colour in America to be discriminated against. The USOPC has shown itself to be an equal-opportunity discriminator 🤬

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  5. I feel so sorry for her, such stupidity, there's probably a lot more people impacted by this as well.

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    1. You are absolutely right Angi, at least 32 other people who have to share one PCA . . .

      and if that PCA has 9 hours a day to eat and sleep, and might be working for 15 hours, each athlete might, if they are lucky, get assistance for 27 minutes each, per day. Only the PCA person will have paperwork to do, have to move between locations, so the actual support will be far less. Bloody ridiculous.

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  6. What can I say except that I agree with everything said on here, especially mel's comment and your reply.

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    1. Thank you my sweet.
      Your words are always appreciated. xx

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  7. Awful..as was NZTV's decision to run ads over the commemorative silence....

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    1. I did not know that. You are right - awful - pretty much sums up the 21st century 😩

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  8. Some of these decisions are inhuman. I feel so sorry for her and her mother and agree the games should not have gone ahead.

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    1. Hi Eileen, if we are all of the same mind then what is going on inside the heads of the people "in charge"?? {{sighs, rolls eyes}}

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  9. One assistant for 34 people in the Paralympics? How generous and caring of them ! NOT

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    1. Thanks FFG. Ashamed of your USOPC?? Whose current 4-year budget (according to the Wall Street Journal) is more than $1 BILLION . . . of which perhaps a bit could have spent on PPE?

      (oops edit - one billion, not four!)

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  10. This is appalling behaviour. That poor girl and her family. How dare they be so utterly idiotic? SO much discrimination about.
    I am severely deaf and my husband was told off for moving his mask so I could lip read him in a cafe. We were ordering.
    I emailed a complaint and they have apologised. Some people have no idea at all.

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    1. Thanks Beverly. I am so sorry to read what happened to you in a cafe - you are absolutely right, it is discrimination and completely unacceptable.

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  11. Beyond any comment I can reasonably make!

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    1. Graham, that eloquently sums up what we are all thinking.

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