The answer is yes, very much so. I have always been an ardent sports player all my life and I was glued to the television both during the Olympics and the Paralympics. What was so particularly moving about the Paralympics was to see that that same urge for excellence and to be the best, is equally present in people with disabilities.
It also enabled us, the spectators, to see physically disadvantaged people in a whole new light and to no longer view them as being ‘less’ than us. As such, it has allowed us, the able-bodied, to remove the projections we often put upon them, as somehow being less than us.