Sunday, December 23, 2012

London 2012

A nice card from the 2012 Paralympic games 

The Games featured 20 sports (Archery Athletics Boccia Para-Cycling Equestrian Football 5-a-Side Football 7-a-Side Goalball Judo Powerlifting Rowing Sailing Shooting Swimming Para-Table Tennis Sitting Volleyball Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Fencing Wheelchair Rugby Wheelchair Tennis), most of which took place in London with the exception of Sailing at Weymouth and Portland, Rowing at Eton Dorney and Road Cycling which was staged at Brands Hatch.               
In his closing speech IPC President Sir Philip Craven described London 2012 as "the greatest Paralympic Games ever" and with record crowds, numbers of broadcasters and athletes and countries taking part combined with record breaking performances from athletes and unprecedented media coverage it was easy to see why.
The Games had a significant impact on British society. Research ahead of the Closing Ceremony found:
• 65% agree the Paralympics delivered a breakthrough in the way people with an impairment are viewed in the country – up from a 40% expectation in June 2010;
• Eight out of ten (81%) British adults thought the Paralympics had a positive impact on the way people with an impairment are viewed by the public;
• The Paralympic Games is about ability, not disability – and are about what people can do, not what they can’t do;

• 1 in 3 UK adults changed their attitude towards people with an impairment
Thank you Constanze!

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