The Olympic Games are over for the next 4 years but the excitement does not end there with the 14th Paralympics Games fast approaching at the end of August 2012.
The Paralympic Games started in Rome in 1960 and it is the first time that the UK has been awarded the hosting privilege. With the recent outstanding success of London 2012, expectations are rising that the 2012 Paralympics Games will be the biggest Paralympics Games since they started.
This year 4200 athletes from 150 countries will be competing for 499 gold medals over 11 days and 2.5 million tickets have been sold for the games. These record breaking numbers show how much the world has changed in the past 50 years and cement the reputation of the Paralympics as a leading light in the fight against inequality and disability discrimination.Share This Infographic on Your Site