Mayor of London Celebrates Two-Year Countdown to Paralympics with a Game of Boccia

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The multi-talented Mayor of London Boris Johnson today turned his hand to Boccia, the uniquely Paralympic sport, in celebration of the two-year countdown to the start of the Paralympic Games.

Joined by Paralympian wheelchair basketball player, Ade Adepitan, Johnson played the game – which is similar to bowls – on a full size Boccia court in Trafalgar Square.

The London 2012 Paralympic Games kick-off with the Opening Ceremony on 29 August 2012. Boccia will be played at London’s ExCeL during the 2012 Paralympic Games, with seven gold medals up for grabs.

If you fancy yourself as the next Boccia star or you want to see the GB Boccia gold medalists Dan Bentley, Zoe Robinson and David Smith in action, head to Trafalgar Square this morning.