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London Paralympic Tickets Go On Sale Today

Paralympics tickets went on sale today for the London Olympic and Paraplymic Games in 2012.

Over two million tickets are now available across all of the Paralympic events that will be hosted in and around London next year.

The launch of the tickets going on sale was celebrated in style with stars from all over the world of disability sport exhibiting their talents. Thousands of spectators gathered in London to watch the events which was all staged in a bid to raise awareness for the often undersold Paralympic Games.

South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius and American rival Jerome Singleton, ran alongside schoolchildren in front of the National Gallery.

Pistorius, known as ‘The Bladerunner’ said “A lot of perceptions are going to be changed about how people view people with disabilities and on how they view Paralympic sport.”

Prime Minister David Cameron and London mayor Boris Johnson also got involved as the challenged two wheelchair tennis players to a game.

Sir Phillip Craven, International Paralympic Committee (IPC) president, hailed the day a success and said “The foundations for what could be the most successful Games ever are being laid in London. All we need now is the athletes.”

Enter the London Paralympics Ticket Ballot

The Paralympic opening ceremony is on 29th August 2012, 17 days after the Olympics ends, and the closing ceremony is on 9th September.

Over 4,000 Paralympians will compete for 499 gold medals. Half of the tickets will cost £10 or less and 95 per cent will cost less than £50.

Fans must register their interest via a ballot for tickets, the same system used for Olympics tickets, at www.tickets.london2012.com. Applications must be in before September 26th at 6pm.



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