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London Paralympics 2012

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London has a particularly strong connection with the Paralympics as the first Games dedicated entirely to disabled athletes was held in a nearby town back in 1948. Sixty-four years on and the Paralympics returns to London with a programme of twenty sporting disciplines, welcoming 4,200 athletes from 166 nations contesting 503 events.

 
London Paralympics Map London Paralympics Map

The London 2012 Paralympics will be centred upon the Olympic Park in Stratford but will also take part in venue...

 
Paralympics Day-By-Day Guide Paralympics Day-By-Day Guide

Kicking off with the Opening Ceremony on Wednesday 29th August, the London 2012 Paralympics welcomes 4,200 Para...

 
London Paralympic Venues London Paralympic Venues

Held from 29th August until 9th September, the London 2012 Paralympic Games welcomes 4,200 Paralympic athletes ...

 
 
London Paralympic Sports London Paralympic Sports

The Paralympic programme consists of twenty sporting disciplines, including mainstream sports such as athletics...

 
Paralympics Ceremonies Paralympics Ceremonies

A vast Opening Ceremony entitled 'Enlightenment' kicks off the London 2012 Paralympic Games on Wednesday 29th A...

 
Paralympics History from 1948 Paralympics History from 1948

The seeds of the modern Paralympic Games were sown back in 1948 in the Buckinghamshire town of Stoke Mandeville....

 
 
Paralympic Torch Relay, Mascot & Emblem Paralympic Torch Relay, Mascot & Emblem

Four separate flames lit in Britain's four capital cities will come together at Stoke Mandeville before a 24-ho...

 
What's on in London during the Paralympics What's on in London during the Paralympics

With tickets for the Paralympics selling out for the first time in its 52-year history, London is gearing up fo...

 
London Paralympics FAQs London Paralympics FAQs

Are there any tickets left? Why are there two football events? What is Murderball? Why are there 15 different 10...

 
 
London hotels during September London hotels during September

Visitors arriving in London this September can now access new special hotel offers that have just come on the m...

 
London Paralympics Travel London Paralympics Travel

"The last thing any spectator wants is a sprint finish to get to the venue in time," says transport minister No...

 
Olympics & Paralympics Victory Parade Olympics & Paralympics Victory Parade

Medal winners and stars of the Olympics and Paralympics will be cheered through the streets of London by thousan...

 
 
Sophie Wallace

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Sophie Wallace

29th November 2014

 

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