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2012 Paralympic Games Accommodation

Were you lucky enough to get your hands on some 2012 Paralympic Games tickets? Did you buy some after being infected with the highly contagious ‘Olympic Fever’ spreading through the country? If you have not got tickets yet, get booking people, this is primed to be the most successful and popular Paralympic Games EVER! Whatever your method of procuring these sought after tickets, we urge you to consider your accommodation for the Paralympic Games. Don’t get caught out, they do not allow you to sleep in the Stadium, no matter how keen a bean you may be. Consider one of our spectacular 2012 Paralympic campsites as an end to your Paralympic accommodation worries. We have re-opened three of our most successful and widely acclaimed Olympic campsites; atmosphere, facilities and most importantly fun for all you happy campers remain top of their list of things to provide.

 There is still  time to Camp at the Games…

Redlands Sport Centre, (Weymouth) Weymouth and Portland Bay is a natural amphitheatre and there are several vantage points where you can watch the sailing events if you don’t have tickets. Redlands Sport Centre Paralympic Campsite sits just outside Weymouth in a perfect location for travelling into the town.

Eton Manor RFC
, (East London: travel included with your  Olympic ticket): Eton Manor Paralympic Campsite is situated in the leafy suburb of Wanstead and is only 10 minutes via tube from the Olympic Park and 25 minutes from Oxford Circus along the Central Line if you would like to explore what London has to offer, or you could stay local and enjoy cafes, bars and restaurants nearby.
Blackheath Rugby (East London: travel included with your Olympic ticket): One of the World’s Oldest Rugby Clubs has opened its doors for the Paralympics in the heart of East London and is perfectly located for the equestrian events in Greenwich and the Royal Artillery Barracks, which is in walking distance for the shooting.


2012 Paralympics Set To Change Attitudes Towards Disability Sport In The UK

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!

BBC SPORT – David Weir ©

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!