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The Search is on to Find Former Paralymic Stars Ahead of London 2012

As the London 2012 Olympics draws nearer, a new website has been launched to locate some of our past Paralympic stars.

A new Paralympians’ Club website aims to reunite former Great Britain teammates, provide benefits for retired athletes, and offer a useful public resource ahead of the London 2012 Games.

Swimmer Ellie Simmonds, who won two gold medals at the Beijing Paralympics, says, “I am proud to be a Paralympian and to be a member of the Paralympians’ Club. Not only does the club offer some great benefits, but it’s great for the public as they can use the website to find out more about us.”

ParalympicsGB chief executive Phil Lane added, “We suspect there could be as many as 1,700 Paralympians out there who we are not in contact with. Who knows, there could be someone in your town that represented Britain at the Paralympic Games.”

If you are a retired Paralympian, you know one, or you just want to find out more visit www.paralympiansclub.org.uk