Paralympic tickets go on sale today

To launch the sale of Paralympic 2012 tickets, London yesterday hosted International Paralympic day, a day normally held every two years in Germany.

The event, which took place in Trafalgar Square, showcased an array of Paralympic sports, including wheelchair basketball and tennis, sitting volleyball and powerlifting.

Paralympic day 2012 Trafalgar Square - image - inspiremagazineuk.wordpress.com

Hosted by Rick Edwards, Ade Adepitan and Iwan Thomas, there were also appearances from famous Paralypians such as swimmer Ellie Simmonds, and Oscar Pistorius, known as ‘The Blade Runner.’

Boris Johnson and David Cameron, who were there to champion the day, couldn’t resist joining in a few matches! Check out this video I found on Sky News of them taking part in a game of wheelchair tennis.

Tickets for the 2012 Paralympics Games go on sale today (9th September 2011), until 26th September 2011. Visit the official 2012 Paralympics Games website to register.

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September 9, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , . Sport. Leave a comment.

Boris Johnson takes on Ade Adepitan in a game of Boccia

It may seem ages away, two years in fact, but London mayor Boris Johnson did all he could yesterday to publicise the impending 2012 Paralympic Games by playing Boccia with Paralympian Ade Adepitan in Trafalgar Square.

Boccia in Trafalgar Square with Boris Johnson and Ade Adepitan - image - inspiremagazineuk.wordpress.com

They were also joined by 21-year-old David Smith, a Boccia gold medalist, and some children hoping to get into the game. Cheeky Boris had to be reprimanded at one point by Ade for edging forward and not sitting back in his chair! Take a look at the VIDEO on the BBC website.

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