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Three Years to Go to the London 2012 Paralympic Games

Paralympic swimmer, Ellie Simmonds visits the Aquatics Centre at the Olympic Park to celebrate three years to the London 2012 Paralympic Games

What will you be up to in three years’ time? A different job? A new house? Will your kids be starting school / deciding to go to university? It seems like a long time away…

And yet, three years today, London will be hosting the opening ceremony to the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Exciting stuff!

The London Paralympic Games represent a chance for London to deliver a spectacular sporting showcase for Paralympic sport, to challenge stereotypes, and to increase awareness about paralympic sports.

The London 2012 Paralympic Games in numbers:

  • 11 days of competition
  • 20 sports
  • 20 competition venues
  • 21 disciplines
  • 162 paralympic nations
  • 471 events
  • 4,200 athletes

As well as ensuring all Olympic venues are as inclusive and accessible as possible, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG), are also looking at all aspects of accessibility in London, to make sure that spectators with disabilities are able to move around the city comfortably and easily.

More on accessibility in London