"Don't focus on the disability," Oscar Pistorius told the world before these Games.
An innings of restrained, persuasive elegance from Ian Bell helped guide England to a six-wicket defeat of South Africa at Lord's and with it a 2-1 series lead before the final match at Trent Bridge on Wednesday.
He didn't smile much, but he had a sardonic wit.
Yes, you heard right, it's just like a factory lock-out. Only this time where talking about millionaire pro hockey players possibly being locked out of arenas. What is this dispute and why is it threatening to threaten the hockey viewing pleasure NHL fans everywhere this winter?
Jolted by the aftershocks of tectonic departures elsewhere, England's one-day international team will reassemble at The Oval on Friday set to embark on an unexpected new era of its own.
After all those barren Olympic evenings in the Aquatics Centre Great Britain won a gold medal on the very first night of Paralympic swimming.
On the surface it was business as usual.
Its twisted steel structure has provoked endless conjecture about its purpose.
He's not happy.
Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko finished their London encounter on Wednesday dressed in designer suits that would not have looked out of place on the trading floor of the City but, before business was concluded, the wild Mancunian contender had paraded in front of the heavyweight champion of the world dressed as Batman.
Yogi Berra was not the clown or buffoon or nitwit as people want to say he was. The idea he is the dumbest of the dumb jocks is ridiculous. He was the farthest thing from dumb.