Boccia was introduced to the Paralympic programme at the New York and Stoke Mandeville 1984 Games. At London 2012 there will be seven medal events on the programme, all of which are open to both male and female competitors.
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Tom Daley dives into the diving pool inside the Aquatics Centre, celebrating one year to go.
The milestone was also marked by the
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Maria, Brand Manager, LOCOG, 28 July 2011
seems like only yesterday, but six years ago I was part of the marketing team
responsible for the 'Back the Bid campaign' that would help build support across
the UK and show the International Olympic Committee how much we wanted to host the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Our poster campaign was all about incredible sport in the heart of this wonderful city and, in keeping with our promise to use the power of the Games to inspire young...
Today marks one year to go until the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympic Games in 2012. For organisers and athletes alike, the pace is changing. We now start counting down in weeks and days, not years and months.
John Armitt, ODA Chairman, 27 July 2011
With one year to go to the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, I am pleased to announce that construction on all the main venues on the Olympic Park has been completed, on time and within budget.
Jonathan Edwards, London 2012 Board member, 27 July 2011
An Olympic medal represents a lifetime of work by an athlete. It reflects the effort, time and sacrifice that athletes put in – and the London 2012 medals unveiled this evening do exactly that.
Noor Begum, International Inspiration participant, 26 July 2011
My name is Noor Begum and I am an eighteen-year-old from Bangladesh. I am currently involved with the International Inspiration programme, from which I have benefited hugely.
Jamie Dunross, Jeff Milligan and Colin Harrisson of Australia compete in the Mixed Sonar event during the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games.
Harley, LOCOG Communications team, 22 July 2011
Olympic gold medallist Jonathan Edwards (centre left) stands next to Olympic mascot Wenlock and Pineapple Dance Studios founder Debbie Moore OBE (centre right) during a class at the Pineapple Dance Studios in London. The class was held ahead of Open Weekend, celebrating one year to go to the London 2012 Olympic Games.