2012 Summer Paralympics


2012 Summer Paralympics

Paralympics infobox
Name = XIV Paralympic Games
Host city = London, United Kingdom



Nations participating = "TBD"
Athletes participating = "TBD"
Officially opened by = "TBD"
Opening ceremony = August 29
Closing ceremony = September 9
Events= "TBD"
Olympic Stadium = Olympic Stadium
The 2012 Summer Paralympic Games will be the fourteenth Paralympics and will take place between 29 August 2012 and 9 September 2012. The Games will be held in London, United Kingdom after the city was successful with its its bid for the Paralympics and Summer Olympic Games. There will be 1.6 million tickets available for the various events with a predicted sell-out rate of 63 %.

In their evaluation report, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) states that "With its rich history, the capacities of UK Paralympic Sport are among the best in the world."

Even though 2012 will be London's third Olympic Games, it will be the first Paralympic Games to be staged there, as the event was created after the last time the city hosted in 1948.

ports and venues

The London Paralympics will be the first Games since the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney in which athletes with intellectual disabilities will be authorised to compete, following a decision by the International Paralympic Committee in 2008. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/other_sports/disability_sport/7613787.stm "Paralympics to alter entry policy"] , BBC, September 13, 2008] Twenty sports are on the programme:
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Of the twenty paralympic sports, nine sports will be played in London's Olympic Park which will be built specifically for the Olympic and Paralympic games.Cite web|url=http://www.london2012.org/en/ourvision/the+paralympics/venuelist/|title=Official London Olympics Committee Venue List|accessdate=2007-01-02] The ExCeL Centre will host a further six sports. The shooting events will be held at the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich and the road cycling at Regent's Park in central London.Cite web|url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/disability_sport/6181702.stm|title=Paralympics venue plan unveiled|accessdate=2007-01-02] Greenwich Park will host the equestrian events.Cite web|url=http://www.paralympics.org.uk/news.asp?section=000100010008&showItemID=750|title=London 2012 unveil Paralympic venue plan|accessdate=2007-01-02] Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy will host the sailing events.Cite web|url=http://www.wpnsa.org.uk/pressreleasesupto2005.htm#2012|title=Press Releases 2004/5|accessdate=2007-07-05]

ee also

*2012 Summer Olympics
*Olympic Park, London

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