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iceflower 08-09-2012 06:48 AM

2012 Paralympic Games in London, August 29 - September 9, 2012
 
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Following the 2012 London Summer Olympics,

the 2012 Paralympic Games will take place in London from August 29 - September 9, 2012.

Advance information concerning the schedule, athletes, the sports and much more can be found at

the official website: london2012.com/paralympics!

Enjoy and happy posting!



Artemisia 08-13-2012 09:43 AM

Opening Ceremony of London 2012 Paralympic Games - August 29, 2012
 
The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, will open the London 2012 Paralympic Games on 29th August 2012

Daria_S 08-14-2012 01:09 AM

I'm really looking forward to these Games (especially attempting to understand Goalball, even after one of my friends [and former classmates] attempted to explain it to me).

Anyhow, I found this article on my twitter, and since this is the only open thread that's dealing with the Paralympics, I thought I'd share it here:

London 2012: let the Paralympics preparations begin | Sport | The Guardian

Lumutqueen 08-20-2012 10:14 AM

Now, anybody know if any royals are planning to support their paralympic teams next week?

LadyFinn 08-20-2012 01:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lumutqueen (Post 1453327)
Now, anybody know if any royals are planning to support their paralympic teams next week?

Princess Margriet and her husband attend the Paralympics on 29th August-2nd September.
Prinses Margriet bezoekt Paralympische Zomerspelen - Het Koninklijk Huis

Princess Märtha Louise attends on 1st-4th September.
kongehuset.no - Offisielt program

Lumutqueen 08-24-2012 09:19 AM

The Paralympic Torch Route began today and will continue throughout the country until the 29th.

Four groups of Scouts trekked up Scafell Pike, England's highest peak, Slieve Donard in Northern Ireland, Snowdon in Wales and Ben Nevis in Scotland - the UK's highest point - to ignite the flame.

For me personally, the torch arrived in York this afternoon after a cauldron was lit in London. It will 'spawn' four torches which will travel Yorkshire throughout the weekend.

A ceremonial cauldron has been lit in London's Trafalgar Square to launch the Paralympic torch relay.

Claire Lomas, who was paralysed in a horse riding accident, lit the cauldron from the English national flame kindled on Scafell Pike.

Lumutqueen 08-28-2012 04:42 AM

The Queen, Princess Anne, The Earl and Countess of Wessex, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Princess Alexandra of Kent will attend the opening of the Paralympic Games tomorrow night.

MichelleQ2 08-28-2012 05:18 AM

Princess Alexandra's Paralympic Schedule
https://twitter.com/britishmonarchy/...46736428724224

The Gloucester's Paralympic Schedule
https://twitter.com/britishmonarchy/...61840096452608

the Wessex's Paralympic Schedule
https://twitter.com/britishmonarchy/...76944464637952

hkittybaby 08-28-2012 05:24 AM

British Royals@britishroyals
In a few hours, St James's Palace will announce Prince William, Kate & Harry's Paralympics schedule....

Lumutqueen 08-28-2012 05:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MichelleQ2
Princess Alexandra's Paralympic Schedule
https://twitter.com/britishmonarchy/...46736428724224

The Gloucester's Paralympic Schedule
https://twitter.com/britishmonarchy/...61840096452608

the Wessex's Paralympic Schedule
https://twitter.com/britishmonarchy/...76944464637952

Princess Alexandra and The Duke of Gloucester are only attending the opening according to those links. The Duchess of Gloucester is attending the opening and a day of events. The Earl and Countess as patrons are attending numerous events.

Daria_S 08-28-2012 12:56 PM

The schedule for the Cambridges and Prince Henry:

ST JAMES'S PALACE

THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE AND PRINCE HARRY WILL ATTEND SELECTED EVENTS DURING THE
LONDON 2012 PARALYMPIC GAMES

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are provisionally scheduled to attend during the Paralympic Games. Their Royal Highnesses will attend in their capacity as Official Ambassadors for Paralympics GB.

All engagements are provisional and subject to change at this stage. Attendance will be confirmed nearer the time of each scheduled event.

Wednesday 29th August

• The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Thursday 30th August

• The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend Goalball (at the Olympic Park).

• The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend the track cycling (at the Olympic Park).

• The Duchess of Cambridge will attend the swimming (at the Olympic Park).

Sunday 2nd September

• The Duchess of Cambridge will attend the Athletics (at the Olympic Stadium).

Monday 3rd September

• Prince Harry will attend the swimming (at the Olympic Park).

• Prince Harry will visit Paralympics GB House.

carlota 08-28-2012 01:23 PM

kate attended much more events than what it was initially listed in her official "olympic schedule". so i suspect something similar will happen during the paralympics, i'm hoping to see her a lot around!

polyesco 08-28-2012 01:42 PM

HRH Princess Benedikte of Denmark attends as patron of the Paralympic Games in London, the first - 3 September

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark attends the 4th of September .

Daria_S 08-28-2012 02:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by polyesco (Post 1455911)
HRH Princess Benedikte of Denmark attends as patron of the Paralympic Games in London, the first - 3 September

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark attends the 4th of September .

Very good to know. Always exciting to see so many royals in one place at almost the same time :biggrin:.

ghost_night554 08-28-2012 02:37 PM

I dunno where to post this but I'm hearing Kate has been spotted today preparing for tomorrow's opening ceremony.
Quote:

Emma McCarthy ‏@Miss_McCarthy Ere, Kate Middleton's getting her hair washed in the sink next to mine. Should I request tumbling duchess-esque curls in homage?
But ya I agree I don't see Wills Kate and Harry only doing such few appearances. I think they'll appear at more events.

maria-olivia 08-28-2012 04:31 PM

Princess Astrid of the Belgians will attend also

Daria_S 08-28-2012 07:41 PM

Found these on my twitter feed:

Paralympics 2012: schedule by discipline | Sport | The Guardian
Paralympics 2012: classifications explained - Telegraph

iceflower 08-29-2012 01:55 AM

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Princess Elena and her two children have attended a Paralympic Reception at London's Spanish Embassy on August 28, 2012.



** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 **


** zimbio/gettyimages gallery: Princess Elena Of Spain Attends London Reception **

melina premiere 08-29-2012 05:37 AM

on the official page of the princely palace of monaco , it is annonced that The princely couple will attend the opening of paraolympics games.

Meraude 08-29-2012 06:37 AM

One athlete I will follow is Alex Zanardi in paracycling. I still remember watching that horrible accident in Germany in 2001 when his car was hit by another driver, I was convinced that he couldn't have survived it. He have made a fantastic recovery after that.


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