"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.
There were no tears, a few smiles (especially when he mused about becoming a new cricket correspondent for the Sun), and much dignity.
'When I travel I don't pack clothes. I only pack Benjamins,' boxing champ Floyd "Money" Mayweather said on Monday.
Neil Black has defended British Athletics in the wake of the fallout from the relay row that threatened to leave a sour taste despite a successful championships that ended with the team fourth in the medal table.
Justin Gatlin has moved to head off the wave of criticism directed at him during the World Athletics Championships by releasing letters that reveal the extent to which he cooperated with US anti-doping investigators and apologised for his own offences.