Event    From 29/8/2012  To 9/9/2012

Paralympic Games - 2012

Categories: Sport / Games

Officially, the Fourteenth Summer Paralympic Games. A major international multi-sport event for athletes with disabilities, governed by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) that took place in London. After the 2012 Summer Olympics, these were one of the largest multi-sport events held in the United Kingdom, and were the largest Paralympics ever. 4,302 athletes from 164 National Paralympic Committees participated, with fourteen countries appearing for the first time.

A total of 503 events in 20 sports were held, and for the first time since their suspension after the 2000 Paralympics, events for the intellectually disabled were also held in selected sports.

Wikipedia has totally the wrong dates for the start and end of this event.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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Paralympic Games - 2012

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Paralympic Flame - 2012

{Beneath the 2012 Paralympic Games logo of three agitos:} On 24 August 2012 t...

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Alan Ball

Alan Ball

Football player and manager. Born at Farnworth, Lancashire. He played principally for Arsenal, Blackpool and Everton and went on to manage seven different teams. A member of the winning England tea...

Person, Sport / Games

1 memorial
Scipio Africanus Mussabini

Scipio Africanus Mussabini

Athletics coach. Born Scipio Arnaud Godolphin Mussabini at 6 Collyer Buildings, Blackheath Hill, Lewisham. He was educated in France and initially worked as a journalist. He changed his first names...

Person, Journalism / Publishing, Sport / Games, France

1 memorial
Marjorie Phillips

Marjorie Phillips

Secretary to Victor Watson. Somtimes spelt 'Marjory' but the plaque has 'ie'.

Person, Sport / Games

1 memorial
Dennis Bergkamp

Dennis Bergkamp

Footballer. Born in Amsterdam. Nicknamed 'The Non-Flying Dutchman' because of his aviophobia. He played for Ajax in his home country and for Arsenal F.C. from 1995 to 2006. 

Person, Sport / Games, Netherlands

1 memorial
John Lewis Williams

John Lewis Williams

A player at the London Welsh Rugby Football Club who was killed in WW1.

Person, Sport / Games

War dead, WW1
1 memorial