London 2012

London 2012 gold post box vandalised

By Duncan Mackay

Mickey Bushell won the T53 100 metres at London 2012 ©Getty ImagesA special postbox painted in gold to celebrate the victory of Britian's Mickey Bushell at London 2012 has been vandalised.

London 2012 Paralympic Games to be commemorated by new area in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

By Daniel Etchells

An artist's impression of Mandeville Place at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park ©LLDCPlans to create a new area in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, known as Mandeville Place, have been unveiled in celebration of the hugely successful London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Channel 4 boss admits covering London 2012 Paralympics was risk but it paid off

By Gary Anderson

Channel 4 boss says the broadcaster's award winning coverage of the London 2012 Paralympics was a risk that paid off ©Getty Images Channel 4 chief executive David Abraham has admitted the broadcaster took a big gamble on its comprehensive coverage of the London 2012 Paralympic Games but the risk paid off as the success of the Games has helped change the attitude of people towards disability.

IPC ban ex-chairman of Interntional Blind Sports Federation for serious breaches of Code of Ethics

By Gary Anderson

April 11 - Spaniard Carlos Campos has been banned from all IPC events until after the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games ©sportanddev.orgThe former chairman of the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Football five-a-side Sub Committee, Carlos Campos, has been banned from any involvement with the Paralympic Games and all International Paralympic Committee (IPC) events until September 2020 after being found guilty of multiple breaches of the IPC's Code of Ethics.

British charity claim people's attitudes towards disabled not altered by London 2012 Paralympics

By Duncan Mackay

Charity Scope say the "jury is still out" on the long-term effects of London 2012November 13 - A major British charity is to launch a new advertising campaign after claiming that last year's successful Paralympics in London have not changed people's attitudes towards the disabled.

Agitos returns to Olympic Park to mark 100 days since re-opening

By Gary Anderson

November 8 - The Agitos will go on permnent display in the north of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic ParkParalympic symbol Agitos has returned to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to mark 100 days since the north of the Park was re-opened to the public and to act as a permanent reminder to visitors of London 2012, considered the biggest and most successful Games in history.

London 2012 have boosted Paralympic sport, claims Princess Astrid

By Nick Butler

Princess Astrid of Belgium arrives for the IPC Honorary Board meeting that she was hosting in BrusselsOctober 8 - Princess Astrid, sister of the Belgum's King Philippe, has claimed the London 2012 Paralympic Games have improved sporting opportunities for all of "our fellow citizens with a physical disability".

Sport England disability sport funding programmes now open for applications

By Gary Anderson

October 7 - Sport England's new funding programmes aim to increase disabled sports opportunities and participationSport England has today opened the application process for its funding programmes following its announcement last month of a further funding boost of £8 million ($13 million/€9.5 million) which aims to create more opportunities for disabled sports participation through its Inclusive Sport fund and a new disability equipment fund called Get Equipped.

Channel 4 London 2012 coverage continues to earn awards for deltatre

By Duncan Mackay

Channel 4's London 2012 Paralympic website is continuing to win awardsSeptember 13 - Sports media and technology company deltatre has won three more awards for its work on Channel 4's coverage of last year's Paralympics in London. 
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