With an Australian paralympian this week banned following a positive drug test this is no surprise:
Breaking a big toe voluntarily, injuring already damaged limbs in order to stimulate blood pressure – self-mutilation or ‘boosting’ is a unique and sinister challenge for the organisers of the Paralympics to confront.
An even more delicate matter is charges that some Paralympians have exaggerated how handicapped they are so they can have an easier category at the quadrennial sporting showpiece in Rio from Thursday (AEST) until September 18.
‘Boosting’ is the preferred method of those with spinal injuries for aside from paralysis and loss of feeling in their limbs they suffer often equally from problems associated with blood pressure and irregular heart rhythm …
Just like South Park: