2012 London Paralympics

Overcoming Adversity With Paralympian Gold Medallist, David Andrew-Smith

Sam Feltham | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Sport
Sam Feltham

This morning I struggled to get out of bed to come to work, but from now on I will not be so complacent about life after speaking to David Andrew-Smit...

Grabbing Opportunities: What Can Business Leaders Learn From the Paralympics?

Adrian Moorhouse | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK
Adrian Moorhouse

The ability to turn threat to opportunity has long been known to be a high performer mind-set in any field but perhaps it is nowhere more obvious than in the back stories of the Paralympians.

Securing the Olympic Legacy

John Biggs AM | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK Politics
John Biggs AM

The Olympic and Paralympic Games have been a huge success and demonstrated what can be achieved by the public and private sectors working together to ...

The London 2012 Paralympics Are Historic for a Reason You May Not Know About...

David Bull | Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Sport
David Bull

For at least 20 of the athletes who competed in the Games in London this year, it is polio which has left them paralysed - a vicious, highly infectious disease that attacks the nervous system and can cause paralysis, if not death. It is children under five who are most vulnerable to infection. But it was possible to watch London 2012's Paralympics Games with a great sense of optimism. These Games were historic, not only for the number of competing athletes and sell-out crowds, but also because they may well have been the last Olympics to take place in a world where a child is at risk of paralysis because of polio.

Record TV Audiences and a Nation Smiling: You Are Experiencing the London 2012 Paralympic Games

Chris Holmes | Posted 07.11.2012 | UK Sport
Chris Holmes

It's only a week since the Opening Ceremony burned into our consciousness and yet as individuals, as a nation, we have travelled such a distance.

Emerging Icons at the Paralympics Day Six: Jazz Morley, Auction for the Promise Club, Stowaways and Tankus the Henge

Kat Jackman | Posted 06.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

Opening our stage for the day was the stunning presence of Jazz Morley and her piano.

Paralympic Gold For Zanardi 11 Years After Losing Legs In Crash

The Huffington Post UK/PA | David Hobbs | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Sport

Former F1 driver and double Champ Car champion Alex Zanardi has won gold at the Paralympics 11 years after losing both legs in a horrific racing accid...

The Olympics Gave Us Moments to Cherish But the Paralympics Matters More

Suzi Williams | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Sport
Suzi Williams

It's already proving to be a hugely enjoyable event. But it's an important one too. Because these Paralympics - more than any before them - have a real chance of weaving disabled life more closely into the fabric of our nation.

LIVE: Paralympics Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Tahira Mirza and Elliot Wagland | Posted 31.08.2012 | UK Sport

Welcome to all Huffington Post readers. Here's our London 2012 Paralympic live picture feed for Friday compiled by group picture editor @elliotwagland...

Disabled people: heroes or scapegoats?

Matt Carr | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK Politics
Matt Carr

David Cameron's upbeat message is somewhat at odds with the actions and rhetoric of his government, which have contributed directly to a change in popular attitudes towards disability that has been largely negative.

The Funniest Responses To THAT Edwina Currie Tweet

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.08.2012 | UK Comedy

You know something? Edwina Currie really is rather gorgeous for someone who has her foot permanently in her mouth. Yes, the former Tory minister - ...

Edwina Currie: 'Italians Are Gorgeous, Even In Wheelchairs'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.08.2012 | UK Politics

Former Tory health minister Edwina Currie has caused controversy after she said that Italian athletes taking part in the Paralympic Games were attract...

Royal Welcome For Athletes At Paralympics Opening Ceremony

Posted 30.08.2012 | UK

The Paralympic Games began in style on Wednesday when the Queen arrived for the global event's opening ceremony and received an ecstatic welcome. ...

Malawi Pulls Out Of London Paralympics

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.08.2012 | UK

Malawi has pulled its team from the 2012 Paralympic Games. The African country was due to send two visually impaired sprinters, Chisomo Jeremani an...

My Olympic Story and Why I'll Be Supporting Our Paralymic Hopefuls All the Way

Ashleigh Ball | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK Sport
Ashleigh Ball

On the brink of the Paralympic Games, I'm appreciating this exciting event without any of the pressure and nerves I felt on the day of the Opening Ceremony for the Olympics just a few weeks ago. It's very easy to look back on the Games with rose-tinted glasses with bronze medal in hand...

Beyond London 2012: Our Pledge for an Inclusive and Active Nation

Barry Horne | Posted 28.10.2012 | UK Sport
Barry Horne

The London 2012 Paralympics will be a fantastic celebration, not just of sport, but of disabled people themselves. This should be a transformational moment for disabled people in this country but the hard work will need to continue long after the event... Our vision is that disabled people are active for life. To achieve this, one of our goals will be supporting more disabled people in different ways to realise the benefits of being active. This support should be available at whatever level they choose as only a small minority can take part in or reach Paralympic level.

Britain Is Feeling Good About Itself for the First Time in Years

Suzi Williams | Posted 27.08.2012 | UK Sport
Suzi Williams

Come On ParalympicsGB! The Olympics was a sensational warm up event. The stage is set and we are ready.

Jordanian Athletes Out Of Paralympics Over Sex Charges

PA | Posted 23.08.2012 | UK

Three members of the Jordanian Paralympic squad charged with sex offences will not be taking part in the Games, organisers have confirmed. Locog sa...

Royal Mail Overturns Decision On Stamps For Paralympics Winners

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK

The Royal Mail will issue a separate commemorative stamp for every British gold medal winner at the Paralympic games after accusations that the compan...

Disabled Mother 'Told To Sit Separately From Family At Paralympics'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.08.2012 | UK

A young disabled mother has criticised the Paralympics for allegedly not allowing her to sit with her family at the Games - because she is a wheelchai...