Summer Paralympics - 2012 London
The fifteenth Paralympics are scheduled from 29th August to 9th September in London after the Summer Olympics which are commencing on 27th July and culminating on 12th August. London will be hosting the Paralympics for the first time even though it has hosted
2012 Summer Paralympics Logo : The logo for 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics are based on the same basic design with minor changes which is happening for the first time
2012 Summer Paralympics Mascot : The mascots Wenlock and Mandeville for 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics were revieled on the same day 19th May 2010
Paralympics is one of the most popular tournaments of the world, involving people with physical disabilities. This tournament is organized by the IOC or the International Olympic Committee and has a large number of physically challenged people participating in it. The history of the Paralympics goes back to the years after the end of the Second World War. In the year 1948, a sports competition involving World War II soldiers with spinal cord injuries, was organized in Stoke Mandeville in England by Sir Ludwig Guttmann.
The competition organized by Sir Guttmann gradually developed and culminated into the Paralympics Games of the present days. A large number of athletes and players from different countries of the world participate in these games. The number of participant countries is on a rise and from 23 in 1960, it had touched as many as 136 in the year 2004. Some of the major sports, which have been included in the Paralympic Games, are as follows:
The Paralympics presents a chance to the physically challenged people to showcase their sporting talents. It has come a long way since its early days and dwells on the zenith of popularity across the world.Last Updated On : September 10, 2012