After details of the Paralympic Torch Relay route were revealed yesterday, today's announcement continues a busy week of Paralympic Games activity and highlights some of the events expected to create lasting memories at London 2012.
On the Athletics track there will be the highly anticipated 100m battle between Oscar Pistorius and Jonnie Peacock, as well as the wheelchair racing rivalries between David Weir, Marcel Hug and Kurt Fearnley.
In the pool Ellie Simmonds will take on Victoria Arlen and Mirjam de Koning-Peper as she aims to repeat her success in Beijing 2008, while Natalie du Toit is aiming for a record seven gold medal haul.
Athletes widely considered to be the best in their sport, such as Australia's Wheelchair Rugby player Ryley Batt, Canada's Wheelchair Basketball star Patrick Andersen and Wheelchair Tennis player Esther Vergeer from Holland, will also be aiming for golds.
LOCOG Chair Seb Coe said: 'With just 50 days to go these highlights serve as a great taster for the Paralympic Games. I’m looking forward to crowds coming out to line the streets and cheer on the inspirational teams of Torchbearers, and as the Paralympic Games get set to amaze us all I am delighted that we still have some great tickets to give everyone the chance to be there.'
Good ticket availability
Tickets are still available for the majority of the 50 events including both Ceremonies and across most sports, with good availability for Athletics in the Olympic Stadium and Swimming in the Aquatics Centre.
Prices start at just £10 (£5 for young people and seniors), while day pass tickets exclusive to the Paralympic Games present the chance to see up to five sports in the Olympic Park or ExCeL on just one £10 ticket. View a guide to current ticket availability
To mark the 50 days to go milestone, the Paralympic symbol, the Agitos, was dug into the sand in Wales' Rhossili Bay by a group of volunteers and schoolchildren in association with the National Trust. Watch a time-lapse video of the Agitos being created
In addition to the sport, the London 2012 Festival will also continue throughout the Paralympic Games, showcasing world leading artists in events across the UK. A presentation of programme highlights as part of the Unlimited initiative – an unprecedented celebration of arts and culture by deaf and disabled artists – will take place today at the Southbank Centre in London.
To coincide with the milestone, the International Paralympic Committee has announced plans to provide the most comprehensive online coverage ever for a Paralympic Games. It will broadcast 580 hours of live sport from London 2012, including daily coverage of Swimming, Wheelchair Basketball and Athletics.