Flag raised for London Paralympic Games- 21 Aug 2012 00:00:00
The Paralympic flag has been raised at 10 Downing Street on Monday as British Prime Minister David Cameron wished the teams good luck, ahead of the event in London next week.
Cameron said: ‘The Paralympic Games began in Britain and our continued commitment to them is clear as we approach the start of the biggest Paralympic Games yet - with more countries, more athletes and more spectators than ever before.’
‘I would like to wish everyone on ParalympicsGB the best of luck for the Games, I will be cheering them on all the way and I know the whole country will be too.’
4,200 disabled athletes will compete across 20 sports during the Paralympic Games, which run from 29th August to 9th September, with the 2.5 million available tickets all but sold.