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Paralympics New Venue Completed - 2012 London Olympics Latest News

Paralympics New Venue Completed -2012 London Olympics Latest News

( February 11, 2012 -- Recently, London 2012 Olympics made announcement regarding the completion of Wheelchair Tennis venue, Eton manor.
For the largest Paralympics event ever to be held, approximately 4200 athletes from across 140 countries will be gathered. 

The magnificent Paralympic Movement was the stunning invention of Dr Ludwig Guttmann in the year 1948. He started the event with a wheelchair archery competition held at Stoke Mandeville hospital.
Eton Manor is positioned in the north of Olympic Park and designed mainly for the Paralympic competition. At the Paralymic Games, 112 Paralympic athletes will contest for six medals for the Wheelchair Tennis.

During the Olympics Games, this venue will also offer temporary facilities for Aquatics training. After the completion of Games, the venue will be transformed into multi-sport facility for the local community.

The LOCOG Chair Seb Coe stated, “With just 200 days to go to the Opening Ceremony on 29 August, we’re in great shape for what should be a spectacular summer of Paralympic sport. Wheelchair Tennis has proved to be one of our most popular tickets, and the venue at Eton Manor will be a fantastic setting to showcase some truly world-class athletes.”
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