Paralympic Archive

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Boris Johnson, Sir Keith to open Marketing Summit

London – GBR, September 03, 2012: The International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement, has announced the participation of Boris Johnson, London Mayor, and Sir Keith Mills, Deputy Chair of LOCOG, in the first edition of the IPC Marketing Summit. The event will be held on 5

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Results for the Paralympic Tennis Event

London – GBR, September 03, 2012: Results for the 2012 Paralympic Tennis Event being held at Eton Manor on 1-8 September. WOMEN’S SINGLES SECOND ROUND Esther Vergeer (NED) [1] d. Katharina Kruger (GER) 60 60 Sakhorn Khanthasit (THA) d. Daniela Di Toro (AUS) [6] 16 60 63 Jiske Griffioen (NED) [3] d.

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Paralympic Tennis results held at Eton Manor

MEN’S SINGLES SECOND ROUND 2012 Paralympic Tennis Stephane Houdet (FRA) [1] d. Mauricio Pomme (BRA) 62 61 Tom Egberink (NED) [14] d. Ben Weekes (AUS) 62 62 Takashi Sanada (JPN) [12] d. Thomas Mossier (AUT) 46 63 63 Gustavo Fernandez (ARG) [5] d. Philippe Bedard (CAN) 60 60 Maikel Scheffers (NED) [3] d.

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Groundbreaking Content from Athletes

London – GBR, August 29, 2012: Groundbreaking, The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced it will deliver live content from the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Paralympic Games via mobile devices for the first time. The IPC will embed 12 bloggers within the Paralympic athlete parade, to capture live interviews and

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UN supports the 2012 London Paralympic Games

London/Geneva, August 29, 2012: In a few hours, the largest ever Paralympic Games will open in London, with more than 4,200 athletes hailing from 166 countries competing in 21 sports. From a UN perspective, the Games offer a great opportunity to keep advancing the inclusion and empowerment of persons with disabilities or

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Sir Philip Craven unveiled the Paralympic Wall

London – GBR, August 28, 2012: International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven unveiled the Paralympic Wall on Tuesday 28 August. The wall, which is in the London 2012 in the Paralympic Village, commemorates the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights for Persons with Disabilities which was signed in New

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Paralympians from Yesteryear to be Torchbearers

London – GBR, August 27, 2012: Five Paralympians who each competed in one of the first four Paralympic Games will act as the first team of torchbearers when the London 2012 Paralympic Torch Relay gets underway on Tuesday evening (28 August. Over the next 24 hours, 580 inspirational torchbearers will carry the

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IPC Announces Visa Paralympic Hall of Fame

Germany, August 25, 2012: The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced the five individuals who will be inducted into the Visa Paralympic Hall of Fame during the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Athletes Chris Holmes, Trischa Zorn, Louise Sauvage and Roberto Marson – who have 100 Paralympic medals between them – will be

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Michael to Carry Paralympic Flame in Torch Relay

Germany, August 23, 2012: Former super-middleweight boxer Michael Watson has been chosen by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement, to be a torchbearer in next week’s London 2012 Paralympic Torch Relay. It is almost 21 years ago since Watson, now aged 47, was left paralysed

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Transformation from Olympics to Paralympics

London – GBR, August 22, 2012: Transformation, LOCOG is transitioning the look of London and the Olympic Park to reflect the Paralympic Games, now just a week away. After a spectacular Olympic Games, the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has been undertaking a huge transitional operation to