Lessons from London: How Hosting the Paralympics can Make Cities More Accessible

  • David Bamford

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In September 2016, 4,350 Paralympic athletes will arrive in Rio de Janeiro to compete for medals across 23 different sports. The games in Rio have a lot to live up to. London’s 2012 Paralympics proved to be a magnet for sponsorship, and competitors have said that the crowds – and their enthusiasm – were unparalleled. But there’s another respect in which the 2012 games set the standard for future Paralympic tournaments: it made the host city itself more accessible.

 

Period14 Jan 2016

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  • TitleLessons from London: How Hosting the Paralympics can Make Cities More Accessible
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletThe Conversation
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size884 Words
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date14/01/16
    DescriptionIn September 2016, 4,350 Paralympic athletes will arrive in Rio de Janeiro to compete for medals across 23 different sports. The games in Rio have a lot to live up to. London’s 2012 Paralympics proved to be a magnet for sponsorship, and competitors have said that the crowds – and their enthusiasm – were unparalleled. But there’s another respect in which the 2012 games set the standard for future Paralympic tournaments: it made the host city itself more accessible.
    Producer/AuthorDavid Bamford
    URLhttps://theconversation.com/lessons-from-london-how-hosting-the-paralympics-can-make-cities-more-accessible-53044
    PersonsDavid Bamford