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At Paralympics, Focus is on Elite Competition

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Britain's David Weir celebrates winning his heat of the Men's 800m -T54 at the London 2012 Paralympic Games in the Olympic Stadium September 5, 2012. T-54 is a classification for wheelchair athletes. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS ATHLETICS PROFILE)

Host Lisa Mullins speaks with BBC producer and disabled athlete Fred Dove about the Paralympics, taking place this week in London.

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Dove says while the stories of many of the athletes are compelling, the level of competition has often made their disabilities almost beside the point.

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