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26 August 2011, 02:34 pm
London 2012 Paralympic Games Competition Schedule Released
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With nearly one year to go until the Opening Ceremony, the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has published the full sports competition schedule for the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
More than 500 gold medals will be up for grabs during 11 days of competition, as nearly 4,200 athletes from 150 countries will compete in 20 different sports starting on 29 August 2012.

The sports competition schedule, which can be viewed at http://www.tickets.london2012.com/schedule.html#fullschedule, has been approved by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), relevant international sporting federations and the Host City stakeholders for every venue.

Sir Philip Craven, the IPC President, said, "The London 2012 Paralympic Games will quite simply be 'Sport Like Never Before'. Our elite athletes will captivate billions around the world, will inspire millions and ultimately lead to societal change and help alter perceptions of what can be achieved by a person with an impairment.

"The Games are heading back to their spiritual home and with 4,200 athletes from 150 countries, will be the biggest and potentially the best Paralympic Games yet. These are a Games not to be missed and the announcement of the competition schedule, together with International Paralympic Day on 8 September, act as two steps closer to the Opening Ceremony of the Games next year."


The sports competition schedule is being released exactly two weeks before London 2012 Paralympic Games tickets go on sale on 9 September until 26 September 2011. Around 2 million tickets will be available to the public, and so far more than one million people have registered their interest online.

Ticket prices for the sporting events, which will take place across 14 different venues, start at £10 for adults and £5 for those who are under 16 or over 60. Tickets for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies start at £20.12, with the top-end price at £500 for the Opening Ceremony.

More than 50 percent of tickets will be priced at just £10, while 95 percent of tickets will be priced at £50 or less.

On 8 September, the day prior to tickets going on sale, International Paralympic Day will take place in Trafalgar Square in London, showcasing athletes in action and allowing the public a first-hand look at what the Paralympic Games will be all about.
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