The Paralympics 2012- part 2

Boccia
Boccia is a target sport that tests muscle control and accuracy, demanding extreme skill and concentration at the highest level.Boccia is a tough test of nerve, tactics and skill. Played on a rectangular court by individuals, pairs and teams, the sport offers both tension and excitement, as athletes aim to land balls close to a target ball, across a series of demanding ends.

Events:

  1. Mixed Individual – BC1
  2. Mixed Individual – BC2
  3. Mixed Individual – BC3
  4. Mixed Individual – BC4
  5. Mixed Pairs – BC3
  6. Mixed Pairs – BC4
  7. Mixed Teams – BC1-2

Cycling Road
Paralympic Cycling was originally developed as a sport for blind athletes, who first competed using tandem bicycles. Technological advancements have since opened up the sport to a wider range of athletes; as a result, it is now the third largest sport on the Paralympic programme.

Events:

  1. Men’s Individual H 1 Road Race
  2. Men’s Individual H 2 Road Race
  3. Men’s Individual H 3 Road Race
  4. Men’s Individual H 4 Road Race
  5. Men’s Individual C 1-3 Road Race
  6. Men’s Individual C 4-5 Road Race
  7. Men’s Individual B Road Race
  8. Men’s Individual H 1 Time Trial
  9. Men’s Individual H 2 Time Trial
  10. Men’s Individual H 3 Time Trial
  11. Men’s Individual H 4 Time Trial
  12. Men’s Individual C 1 Time Trial
  13. Men’s Individual C 2 Time Trial
  14. Men’s Individual C 3 Time Trial
  15. Men’s Individual C 4 Time Trial
  16. Men’s Individual C 5 Time Trial
  17. Men’s Individual B Time Trial
  18. Women’s Individual H 1-3 Road Race
  19. Women’s Individual H 4 Road Race
  20. Women’s Individual C 1-3 Road Race
  21. Women’s Individual C 4-5 Road Race
  22. Women’s Individual B Road Race
  23. Women’s Individual H 1-2 Time Trial
  24. Women’s Individual H 3 Time Trial
  25. Women’s Individual H 4 Time Trial
  26. Women’s Individual C 1-3 Time Trial
  27. Women’s Individual C 4 Time Trial
  28. Women’s Individual C 5 Time Trial
  29. Women’s Individual B Time Trial
  30. Mixed T 1-2 Road Race
  31. Mixed T 1-2 Time Trial
  32. Mixed H 1-4 Team Relay

Cycling Track
Paralympic Cycling was originally developed as a sport for blind athletes, who first competed using tandem bicycles. Technological advancements have since opened up the sport to a wider range of athletes; as a result, it is now the third largest sport on the Paralympic programme.

Events:

  1. Men’s Ind.B Sprint
  2. Men’s Ind.C1 Pursuit
  3. Men’s Ind. B Pursuit
  4. Men’s Ind.C2 Pursuit
  5. Men’s Ind.C3 Pursuit
  6. Men’s Ind. C4 Pursuit
  7. Men’s Ind.B 1km Time Trial
  8. Men’s Ind. C1-2-3 1km Time Trial
  9. Men’s Ind.C4-5 1km Time Trial
  10. Men’s Ind. C5 Pursuit
  11. Women’s Ind. B Pursuit
  12. Women’s Ind. C1-2-3 Pursuit
  13. Women’s Ind.C4 Pursuit
  14. Women’s Ind. C5 Pursuit
  15. Women’s Ind.B 1km Time Trial
  16. Women’s Ind.C1-2-3 500m Time Trial
  17. Women’s Ind. C4-5 500m Time Trial
  18. Mixed C1 to 5 Team Sprint

The Paralympics 2012- part 1

They start on the 29th of August – 9th of September

  Archery
There are 140 athletes in the competition and it takes place at the Royal        Artillery Barracks.

The events happening are:

  • Men’s Individual Recurve – W1/W2
  • Men’s Individual Recurve – Standing
  • Women’s Individual Compound – Open
  • Men’s Individual Compound – W1
  • Men’s Individual Compound – Open
  • Women’s Individual Recurve – W1/W2
  • Women’s Individual Recurve – Standing

Athletics
The largest sport at the Paralympic Games and there are about 1,100 athletes compete for 170 gold medals across track, field and road events.

The events happening are:

  • Women’s 5000m
  • Men’s Club Throw
  • Women’s Long Jump
  • Women’s Discus Throw
  • Men’s Shot Put
  • Women’s 400m
  • Men’s 800m
  • Men’s 1500m
  • Men’s 200m
  • Women’s 100m
  • Men’s 5000m
  • Women’s 200m
  • Men’s 100m
  • Men’s Discus Throw
  • Men’s Shot Put
  • Men’s 5000m – T54
  • Men’s Long Jump – F42/44
  • Women’s Discus Throw – F40
  • Women’s 200m – T46
  • Men’s 100m – T35

London 2012 Olympics – Games

ArcheryNaomi Folkard of Great Britain competes in the women's individual archery in Beijing, 2008

Key facts:
Venue: Lord’s Cricket Ground
Dates: Friday 27 July – Friday 3 August
Medal events: 4
Athletes: 128 (64 men, 64 women)

Archery dates back around 10,000 years ago when bows and arrows were first used as hunting and warfare weapons before it developed in to a competitive activity in medieval England. A tense and testing sport which requires immense reserves of skill and nerve. Archery is now practised in more than 140 countries all around the world.

Did you know?
1) In the 14th century, archery was considered so important to the defence of the nation that an English law made it compulsory for every man aged between seven and 60.
2)At the Athens 2004 Games, archers competed in the Panathinaiko Stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games took place in 1896.The Stadium was built in on the ruins of an ancient stadium built in 329 BC.
3)The coverage of the Atlanta 1996 Games won the ‘Golden Rings Award’ from the IOC for the best Olympic sports coverage.
4)Hollywood actress Geena Davis took part in US trials for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Archery team.
5)The first known Archery competition was organised in Finsbury, London, in 1583. It attracted 3,000 participants.