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Wheelchair rugby, or quad rugby, originated in the late 1970s in Canada. Only a person with quadriplegia can qualify to play. However, the severity of the disability in the limbs equates to a point system used for the game. A maximum of eight points can be shared among four players on the court. John Benson, far right, is considered a 2.0 due to some of the functioning in his hands.  ( RON CORTES / Staff Photographer )