London 2012 Paralympics
By Tom Degun
September 25 - More than 600 deaf and disabled people as well as equality campaigners attended the Disability Capital conference at the ExCel centre today, in London’s Docklands.
September 23 - Train operator Southeastern has renamed 12 of its high-speed trains after British Olympic and Paralympic medallists, including Sebastian Coe, Daley Thompson and Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson.
September 14 - A £38 million deal to build Basildon Sporting Village, which officials hope will host Russia before the London 2012 Olympics, has been reached with Morgan Sindall, it was announced today.
A COUNCIL in Essex has announced a £250,000 scheme to help its citizens get to the 2012 Olympics.
A NEW call was made today for athletes with learning disabilities to be allowed to compete in the 2012 Paralympics.
September 1 – The London 2012 Paralympics are only three years away and Dame Tanni Grey Thompson (pictured), Britain’s most successful Paralympian, believes that the city will host a spectacular event.
By Tom Degun
August 29 - Sir Philip Craven (pictured), President of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), told insideworldparasport that London 2012 will offer a golden chance to get more people with disabilities involved in sport.
August 29 - John Bowden (pictured), formerly one of the country's top middle-distance runners, has been appointed as the performance manager of Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ), it has been announced.
August 28 - Chris Holmes (pictured) has been appointed as the director of Paralympic integration by London 2012, it was announced today, just a day before the three years to go countdown until the start of the Games.
August 3 - Construction of a £38 million sports centre in Basildon earmarked as a potential training camp for Russia in the build-up to the London 2012 Olympics will begin in October, it was has been announced.
July 22 - The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and Adecco have extened their co-operation to deliver the "Athlete Career Programme" to Paralympic athletes until the London 2012 Games, it was announced today.
SEPTEMBER 14 - Athletes with intellectual disabilities are set to be allowed to compete again at the 2012 Paralympics in London after what will have been a 12-year absence.