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Last year the Games were in Gwangju, and in a post that provided the third-best one-liner in Brian in Jeollanam-do history, I looked at some of the difficulties being reported. From a Korea Times article last October:
Despite Gwangju local government vowing to make the games harmonious between the disabled and the non-disabled, the players encountered double difficulties ― public indifference and systematic problems.
The bowling game was held at Hami, a private bowling center on the second floor of the building, which made it very awkward for players to get around. Though there were lifts to carry them upstairs, it seemed clear that their mobility was limited.
Inside, the players had to share with the volunteers since there was hardly room, and they were drinking and eating on the floor.
``I know that we cannot play in the same environment as the non-disabled people, but this is far less than what we deserve,'' a player, who declined to identify herself, said.
At the athletic events, the 42,000-seat stadium was empty.
Now I'll quote myself:
Holding a bowling competition for wheelchair athletes on the second floor. That's even worse than my joke in the title.
Nonetheless, I hope they've worked out those difficulties from last year, and have a nice week of events for participants and spectators alike to enjoy.