Goodbye Olympics Hello Paralympics
Date Posted: 13.08.2012
What a great Olympics ! Inspiring and emotional from beginning to the end. For even more awe at world class athletes, lets look forward to the Paralympics !
Organisers have confirmed that the 2012 Paralympics will be the biggest ever with athletes from 165 countries competing - 19 more than in Beijing four years ago. The number of competitors will also increase, to around 4,200.
The opening ceremony for the Games will take place on Wednesday, 29 August with Coldplay confirmed as the star act for the closing ceremony on Sunday, 9 September.
More than one million tickets for the Games go back on sale at 11:00 BST on Monday. The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Locog) sold the same number during last year's opening phase of sales.