The buzz around the London 2012 Paralympics has been huge! It’s already been pitched as the first ever Paralympic games likely to sell out and it is now believed to be the games that could change the face of disability sport in the UK.
In an article on BBC Sport today Paralympic Chief Executive, Tim Hollingsworth, said he is confident that GB can beat it’s beijing tally of 102 medals, in London next year, but we have to be weary of several improving nations, as they are catching up!
Hollingsworths comments follow a successful year for the UK in disability sport; “The start of the year saw an incredible uplift in performance from our UK Athletics team at the World Championships – a blue ribbon Paralympic sport that is really showing progression.”
He also went on to commend the Wheelchair Basketball team who won gold at the European Championships, as well as riders, rowers, swimmers, shooters and many others who continued to impress over the year.
In April Lord Coe said that the 2012 Paralympics could ”help change attitudes” towards disability sport, and Hollingsworth admits it is a huge opportunity.
“I think for everyone concerned in these Games we’ve known that British success in these incredible stadia is going to be the difference between success and failure in the long term…It is an incredible moment for the Paralympic movement as well. It’s growing and I think this is a moment in time where it can actually take a huge step forward.”
There is a lot to be excited about regarding the 2012 Paralympic legacy, and Camping At The Games is certainly behind it! The majority of our sites will be open during both the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and you can register here to make priority bookings from January 5th 2012!
You can also still purchase your Parlympic tickets up until February 6th – but you will have to move fast to still be in with a chance!
Over and out,
The Campingninja Team!