September 02nd, 2012 | Tags: Paralympics, London 2012,

Paralympic inspirations

As of the time of going live with this blog post, the London 2012 Paralympic Games will be into its third day. Already the Games has captured the popular imagination, and it promises to be just as exciting and inspirational as the main Olympic Games which ended recently. Some of the finest sport skills are being demonstrated and world records are being shattered.

The stage was set for the spectacular opening of the Paralympic Games with the creation of the Games flame mainly by young scouts in the four home countries: England's flame was lit at the top of Scafell Pike in Cumbria, Wales' flame at Snowdon in Gwynedd, Scotland's flame at Ben Nevis in the Lochaber area and Northern Ireland's flame at Slieve Donard in County Down. The combination of teamwork and effort of the young scouts, plus disabled as well as non-disabled people, that it took to light the flames was symbolic of what it takes to be a Paralympic sports person.

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