September 15 - The 70,000 Games Maker volunteers, so widely praised for helping to make the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games a huge success, are set to be honoured with a special limited edition stamp, the Royal Mail have announced.
August 15 - The Royal Mail have caved into public pressure following a campaign headed by former Olympics Minister Dame Tessa Jowell and will produce stamps to celebrate each individual or team gold medal won by Britain during the Paralympics at London 2012, they have announced today.
August 11 - The British Paralympic Association has defended the Royal Mail from criticism for not creating individual stamps for each British Paralympic gold medallist as it has been doing with the Olympics.
The first Winter Paralympic Games were held in Örnsköldsvik in Sweden in 1976. The disabilities included were blindness and amputees. A total of 16 countries took part with 53 athletes. Events were held in Alpine and Nordic skiing for amputee and visually impaired athletes and a demonstration event in ice sledge racing. West Germany finished top of the overall medals. They won a total of 28 medals, including 10 gold. The event was originally known as the 1st Winter Olympic Games for the Disabled.
Provide the highest quality medical support to all athletes for the duration of the Youth Olympic Games (including preparation, Games-time and post-competition phases). This includes the planning and prioritisation of medical/physio attendance at the Games.