2012 London Paralympic Games

2012 Paralympic Games were held between 29 Aug- 9 Sept 2012, starting 17 days after the London Olympic Games.

The Games involved a record 4,237 athletes from 164 countries who took part in 503 medal events across 20 sports and 21 disciplines.

A cumulated global audience of 3.8 billion watched the Games, whilst 2.78 million tickets were sold, making the Paralympics the third-biggest sporting event in the world behind the Olympics and FIFA World Cup.

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