In order to participate with medal options in the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games, the national coach of France decides to form a basketball team composed mostly of fake mentally retarded. Once in Australia, the fraudsters must fake their disability by living with the other athletes in the Olympic village or by attending the media in the post-match press conference.
Did You Know?
This movie is based on real events. The Royal Spanish Federation of Sports for the Disabled Intellectuals presented a great team at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games. Spain won the gold, but the problem is that it showed that all Spanish players, except two, did not have any kind of intellectual disability. Among them was a journalist (who justified that he was doing a report) and several players of the EBA League, so Spain was forced to return the gold medal. The newspaper 'The Guardian' includes the case of the basketball team of disabled players who were not among the ten most important lies in the history of world sport. See more
Rain and tears
Written by Johann Pachelbel
and Boris Bergman
Performed by Aphrodite's Child See more