Departments: Culture, Media and Sport
Legacy runs through the heart of London 2012, and we want the Paralympic Games to leave behind a strong legacy for disabled people.
A visit to the home of the Paralympic movement at Stoke Mandeville kicks off a 24 hour Torch Relay.
London 2012 aims to be the most inclusive Games ever, with disabled people involved in every aspect of planning and delivery and unprecedented steps taken to make sure disabled people can enjoy the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
This year, the Paralympics returns to the country where it first began with more athletes and nations taking part than ever before.
Today’s briefing focusses on Paralympic readiness with speakers: Sports Minister – Hugh Robertson MP, Mayor of London – Boris Johnson, TfL Commissioner – Peter Hendy, Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner – Chris Allison and LOCOG CEO – Paul Deighton.
In the week running up to the Paralympic Games, four National Flames will travel from the four home nations to ultimately create the Paralympic Flame.
The Committee met today to discuss the Paralympic Games. The meeting was chaired by the Prime Minister.
With just a week to go until the start of the Paralympic Games, a giant set of Agitos, the symbol for the Paralympic Games, has today been launched on the mound in Edinburgh.
Wheelchair Basketball player Ade Adepitan talks about the foundings of the Paralympic movement in the UK and looks ahead to the London 2012 Games.