February 24 - Football star David Beckham and four-time Paralympic champion Ellie Simmonds will star in a new television advert to promote the Sainsbury's Active Kids scheme, which is the supermarket giant's major London 2012 Paralympic Games legacy project.
February 19 - The Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) appear to have become more marketable following London 2012 with new research suggesting that three out of four people in the country believe companies will become more appealing if they sponsor the organisation and the country's top disabled athletes.
January 30 - Quentin Bryce, the 25th and current Governor-General of Australia, has been presented with a memento of her visit to the London 2012 Paralympic Games by Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) President Greg Hartung.
January 22 - Stoke Mandeville Stadium in Buckinghamshire will provide a permanent home to one of the 83 decorated Olympic mascots which were placed in London for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, after Lloyds Banking Group donated one of the Mandeville sculptures to the National Centre for Disability Sport.
January 11 - Claims that there has been no significant increase in disability sport participation since London 2012 have been dismissed by the chief executive of the British Paralympic Association, Tim Hollingsworth.
January 11 - The British Paralympic Association (BPA) has been awarded the gold global accreditation in sustainability from the Council for Responsible Sport (CRS) for its work with EDF Energy at its London 2012 preparation camp.
December 31 - Italian handcyclist Alex Zanardi winning two gold medals and a silver on the same course he competed on as a Formula One driver has been voted as the top moment of 2012 by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).
At the 1932 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, Britain's Hugh "Jumbo" Edwards won the gold medal in the coxless pairs event with Lewis Clive and a second gold in the coxless four on the same day. During World War Two it was his rowing ability which saved his life. While serving as a squadron leader with the Royal Air Force's Coastal Command in 1943, he was forced to ditch his plane in the Atlantic Ocean. He rowed a dingy four miles through a minefield to safety. He was the only member of the plane's crew to survive.
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