The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) has confirmed that Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, will open the Paralympic Games in the Olympic Stadium on 29 August.
Saturday 29 August is exactly three years from the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games. To mark the milestone, the London 2012 Organising Committee has announced the appointment of Chris Holmes MBE as the new Director of Paralympic Integration.
The British Swimming Team, including double gold-medal winner Rebecca Adlington, visited the Aquatics Centre on Saturday as part of their preparations for this summer’s World Swimming Championship, a major stepping stone to the London 2012 Games.
Work has started to lift the 2,800-tonne wave-shaped roof of the Aquatics Centre into position. The lift is considered one of the most complex engineering and construction challenges of the Olympic Park ‘big build’.