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  1. For Blind Argentinians, Soccer is Therapy 

    Seeing is not a prerequisite for playing the beautiful game. Dubbed The Bats — a necessary “bit of black humor” — Argentina’s blind national soccer team is chasing Olympic glory. Having won silver and bronze at the last two Paralympics, respectively, they’re eyeing gold for 2016. Using a ball with a rattle and constant positioning cries, Los Murcielagos have mastered the game — and life — with one less sense, so much so that their trainer wonders who is more disabled, “us or them?”

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