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Tokyo 2020: Are the Paralympics fair? A look at classification

Tokyo 2020: Are the Paralympics fair? A look at classification

Update: 2021-08-25
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The system puts athletes into categories based on their level of impairment with the aim to level the playing field among competitors but for some, they just don’t really fit into any. So is there a perfect solution?

On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we hear from Paralympic swimmer Ollie Hynd who decided not to go to Tokyo and three time Paralympian Rachel Morris who retrained in a different sport.

Plus Peter Eriksson, formerly the head coach of the Olympic and Paralympic programs for both British Athletics and Athletics Canada.

Daily podcast team:
Senior podcast producer - Annie Joyce
Podcast producer - Nicola Eyers
Podcast producer - Emma Rae Woodhouse
Podcast researcher - Rosetta Fourlagawo
Interviews producer - Tatiana Alderson
Interviews producer – Reece Denton
Archive - Simon Windsor
Archive - Rob Fellowes
Archive - Nelly Stefanova
Music - Steven Wheeler
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Tokyo 2020: Are the Paralympics fair? A look at classification

Tokyo 2020: Are the Paralympics fair? A look at classification

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