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.

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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.

That Paralympic Show returns for another series

Have you been watching That Paralympic Show? In a countdown to the 2012 Paralympics, Channel 4 are now airing a second series – yeah! A lively and refreshing look at everything Paralympic, the show follows athletes through training and participation in a range of Paralympic sports.

That Paralympic Show - Ade Adepitan and Rick Edwards - image - inspiremagazineuk.wordpress.com

For those not familiar with Paralympic sports, the show gives a unique ‘insight into the unbelievable ambition and talent of Great Britain’s Paralympic athletes‘. The show, presented mainly by Rick Edwards and Ade Adepitan, has a light-hearted, fun feel to it, in the style of T4. Hopefully, its cool approach to Paralympic sports will encourage youngsters, and everyone really, to get involved, whether that be participating or watching. I know I’ll be glued to the TV in 2012!

So watch out for silly costumes, fun challenges and some very sexy athletes! Visit 4oD to catch up on previous episodes and for more information.

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April 7, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Sport. 1 comment.