Friday, November 02, 2007

Special Olympics athletes should not be called special

The Special Olympics has become the latest battleground over what words should be used to describe people with disabilities: Participants should simply be called athletes, not special, advocates say. "While this is the Special Olympics, each and every participant is an athlete. ... Stories about these athletes should be, in my opinion, in the sports section of the newspaper and reported during the sports segments on TV," Sande Piantieri said. Orlando Sentinel (Fla.)

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