The last day from the Paralympics. An overview of the entire experience across 12 days. Classification and the last evening in the *lympic Stadium and then Wheelchair Rugby in the temporary Basketball Arena. Also: A look at the neighbourhoods which will spring up in what was the Park.
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Blind football at the Riverbank Arena, aka 5 a side football climaxed. The preceding night, Tim saw wheelchair basketball at the Dome.
After light winds caused the cancellation of the final day in Weymouth, Dorset our trip to the sailing saw no sport. We reflect on the experience of travelling through the area, feature the sounds of the seaside and a couple of ambassadors, appointed to promote the area for the Games. Also featuring road cycling at [...]
We began with Tracey McCillen, the CEO of the UK Sports Association for People with a Learning Disability, to talk about their 8 year ban from the Paralympics. We also hear from Sir Phillip Craven. IPC President, on his perception of those events. Also featuring: Wheelchair tennis from Eton Manor. One of only two bespoke [...]
Swimming at the Aquatics Centre (from the evening of Day 5) and a brief reflection on Dow’s involvement in the Paralympics and crowd reactions in general to politics. That is followed by reflections or a trip to a temporary shooting and archery venue at the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich. The original venue was the [...]
Observations from Orbit Circus at the heart of the *lympic Park, including a morning session at the *lympic Stadium. Also featuring: a walkthrough in the Park, marking the halfway point Ellie May’s research project into whether volunteering at the Paralympics changes your perception of disability. A discussion of the arguments about prosthetic legs in athletics.
Rowing at the Eton College Rowing Centre, aka Eton Dorney in Buckinghamshire. Mist and heavy rain. Followed by power-lifting and boccia at ExCeL East in the Docklands.
Para-Equestrian Dressage in the London 2012 Paralympics in Greenwich Park.
Coverage of the Closing Atos Ceremony, hosted by UK Uncut and Disabled People Against Cuts at Atos HQ and then the Department for Work and Pensions to protest the disconnection between Atos sponsorship of Paralympics and ongoing conduction by the company of flawed Work Capacity Assessments.
Goalball at the Copper Box, track cycling at the Velodrome and reflections on the opening ceremony.