Category Archive: Paralympics

London 2012 Paralympics set to get under way tomorrow

London 2012 mania has hardly even begun to subside and its nearly time for our second dose of Team GB fever. The Paralympic Games start tomorrow with the opening ceremony and are set to become the biggest and best Paralympic event of all time.

Many commentators were, prompted by the return of the Premier League betting that the London 2012 spirit would have dissipated considerably by the time the Paralympics rolled around and that the world’s sporting attention would be elsewhere.

But that doesn’t appear to be the case, at least not if ticket sales are anything to go by. The London 2012 games are set to become the first sold-out event in the 52-year history of Paralympic Games. read more »

Oscar Pistorius not guaranteed 2012 spot

Blade Runner Oscar Pistorius is not yet certain to run at London 2012, according to South Africa’s Olympic Committee (Sascoc).

The 24-year-old was widely believed to have secured his place at the Games when he ran the Olympic “A” qualifying time in July. But Sascoc has confirmed that Pistorius will have to meet the qualifying time again closer to the Olympics in order to compete.

Sascoc chief executive Tubby Reddy said: “Within three months of the Games, if he runs that time he qualifies.

“Many people have said he has run that time already, however, he has not qualified.”

Pistorius is battling to medal at both the Olympics and Paralympics in 2012.

Russell Brand in controversial Paralympics jibe

Comedian Russell Brand has succeeded in offending a host of Paralympians after an ill-advised rant about the Olympics during a stand-up gig.

The controversial comic was moaning about London 2012 when he managed to squeeze in a bonus attack on disabled atheltes. read more »