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Paralympic Wheelchair Rugby
Paralympic Powerlifting
Paralympic Sitting Volleyball
Wheelchair Basketball
Paralympic Cycling Track
Paralympic Swimming
Paralympic Archery
Paralympic Rowing
Paralympic Wheelchair Fencing
Paralympic Boccia
Paralympic Cycling - Road
 

 

Are there any tickets left? Why are there two football events? What is Murderball? Why are there 15 different 100m finals? Can wheelchair racers complete the marathon quicker than runners?! We answer all the questions you might have about the London Paralympics...

 
Questions and Answers Questions and Answers

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

 
Paralympic Archery Paralympic Archery

Archery is often named as the original Paralympic sport. Born at the Stoke Mandeville hospital in 1948, the ori...

 
Paralympic Athletics Paralympic Athletics

The largest of Paralympic sports, Athletics features more than a thousand athletes battling it out across a num...

 
 
Paralympic Boccia Paralympic Boccia

The sport that is relatively unknown outside of the Paralympic Games - get to know Boccia at the ExCeL, startin...

 
Paralympic Cycling - Road Paralympic Cycling - Road

The Paralympic Road Cycling programme takes place at former Formula One Grand Prix ground Brands Hatch in Kent ...

 
Paralympic Cycling - Track Paralympic Cycling - Track

Head to the new state-of-the-art Velodrome in the Olympic Park, the scene of much iconic British triumph during...

 
 
Paralympic Equestrian Paralympic Equestrian

One of London's oldest parks welcomes the Paralympic equestrian programme with 11 medal events based around two...

 
Paralympic Football 5-a-side Paralympic Football 5-a-side

One of two Paralympic football tournaments, the 5-a-side competition takes place between Friday 31st August and...

 
Paralympic Football 7-a-side Paralympic Football 7-a-side

7-a-side teams from competing nations battle it out on the pitch at the Riverbank Hockey Arena in one of two fo...

 
 
Paralympic Goalball Paralympic Goalball

A sport developed as part of the Paralympic Games, Goalball is played on an indoor court and complete silence i...

 
Paralympic Judo Paralympic Judo

One of the more complicated sports to follow for the uninitiated, Paralympic Judo hits the ExCeL Centre this sum...

 
Paralympic Powerlifting Paralympic Powerlifting

One of the world's fastest growing sports and certainly not for the faint hearted, Paralympic Powerlifting will ...

 
 
Paralympic Rowing Paralympic Rowing

48 men and 48 women will take to the water at picturesque Eton Dorney Lake this summer as rowing makes its seco...

 
Paralympic Sailing Paralympic Sailing

Head down to Dorset for six days of action on the open water as 80 athletes battle the elements at Weymouth and...

 
Paralympic Shooting Paralympic Shooting

Great Britain has reached the podium in every previous Paralympic Shooting tournament. The 2012 team will be ho...

 
 
Paralympic Swimming Paralympic Swimming

600 Paralympic swimming stars will take to the pool at the Aquatics Centre in a bid for victory this summer, in...

 
Paralympic Table Tennis Paralympic Table Tennis

Table Tennis used to be an upper-class after-dinner parlour game. Now it is one of the longest running and most...

 
Paralympic Sitting Volleyball Paralympic Sitting Volleyball

Sitting Volleyball's roots come from the German game sitzball, and emerged from the Netherlands in the 1950s. T...

 
 
Paralympic Wheelchair Basketball Paralympic Wheelchair Basketball

Hugely popular wheelchair basketball was developed as part of the rehabilitation of World War II veterans. It a...

 
Paralympic Wheelchair Fencing Paralympic Wheelchair Fencing

Fast paced and strategic Wheelchair Fencing Comes to London's ExCeL for the 2012 Paralympic Games, this sport d...

 
Paralympic Wheelchair Rugby Paralympic Wheelchair Rugby

Wheelchair Rugby used to be called 'Murderball' and it includes elements of Handball, Basketball and Ice Hockey...

 
 
Paralympic Wheelchair Tennis Paralympic Wheelchair Tennis

This Paralympic sport has grown dramatically in popularity since its invention in 1976 by Brad Parks, who had b...

 
 
 
 

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