Olympic Games 27 July - 12 August

News

  • Paralympic Agitos in Cardiff
    With less than two weeks to go until the start of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, a giant set of Paralympic Agitos – the symbol for the Paralympic Games – has today been launched outside Cardiff City Hall. This is the first of five sets of Agitos that will be unveiled before the Games start on 29 August.
  • More Paralympic tickets are now on sale
    With the start of the London 2012 Paralympic Games less than two weeks away, the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) has released a further 45,000 Paralympic tickets for sale.
  • A record number of women are set to compete at London 2012
    The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that a record number of women are set to take part in the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
  • Record-breaking numbers use public transport to travel to the Games
    More than 900,000 spectators used park-and-ride, shuttle buses, accessible services, direct coaches, and special walking and cycling routes to get to nine venues outside London during the Olympic Games. These figures come from the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA), which developed the transport plan for the Games.
  • The Paralympic Torch
    As the countdown begins to the London 2012 Paralympic Games, the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) has revealed details of how the Paralympic Flame will be created and the route it will take during the 24-hour Torch Relay.
  • The Olympic Flag is handed over to Rio 2016
    Key people involved in the organisation of the London 2012 Olympic Games have been awarded Olympic Orders in recognition of their hard work and achievements over the last seven years.
  • Valerie Adams of New Zealand
    Valerie Adams has taken New Zealand's gold medal tally to six after she was awarded gold in the women's Shot Put.
  • Team GB gold medallist Nicola Adams supports Join In Local Sport
    Team GB medal winners past and present, HRH the Duke of Cambridge, UK Prime Minister Rt Hon David Cameron MP and Chairman of the London 2012 Organising Committee Seb Coe are backing the Join In Local Sport campaign which encourages people to take part in sport in their local area.
  • The Olympic spirit rises out of the Flame
    International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge declared the London 2012 Olympic Games 'happy and glorious' as the spectacular Closing Ceremony brought the curtain down on the Games.

  • The Olympic spirit rises out of the Flame
    A galaxy of world-famous musicians and fashion icons have performed at the Closing Ceremony of the Olympic Games, including George Michael, Tinie Tempah, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, The Spice Girls and The Who.

Voice of the Games

10:09
Monday 20 August

 

With just over a week to go until the Paralympic Games get under way, it's been announced that a record number of women will be competing in the Games.

 

A total of 1,513 female athletes will compete across 18 sports, which is more than double the 700 female athletes who took part in the Barcelona 1992 Games two decades ago.

 

16:00

Sunday 19 August

 

Can you believe it has already been a week since the Closing Ceremony? You can always check out our Closing Ceremony gallery to re-live the best moments. 

 

11:08

Sunday 19 August

 

Mandeville, the Paralympic mascot, is getting very excited about the Paralympic Games and is having a go at all of the sports. There's plenty of action to look forward to and they're only 10 days away!