I saw a post on Twitter today that really angered me. One of our Gold medal winning Paralympians, Sophie Christiansen OBE, had been stranded on a train because Great Western had not ensured there was a ramp for her when she arrived at Paddington Station.
The Paralympic Games illustrate that when a disabled person has the right support, is valued and, importantly, listened to, they can succeed to the best of their abilities. If we put a little of this philosophy, enthusiasm and energy into supporting disabled people every day, not just every four years, all disabled people could feel that they too can achieve and make a valued contribution to society.
When tens of millions of people are all crowding into the same area and hundreds of buildings are being lit up, televised and reported from, just how damaging to the environment are the Olympic Games?
As the Rio 2016 Olympic Games enthral the world in Brazil, thoughts in the UK are turning to the legacy of our own Games in London 2012. And with the attention comes the inevitable criticism from those disappointed that the transformations they dreamed of - in the economy and prospects of people in East London, or in sports participation - have not come about, or at least not in the way they had wanted.
Maybe it's because it seemed like there was so much sport between us and it over the past year - world cups in rugby union and Twenty20, the Euros, Wimbledon - but the Rio Games seemed in a permanent state of far-away-ness, but now the opening ceremony is this week.
It has been revealed that London's 2012 Olympics allowed Russian athletes to compete when they should have been suspended
Like so many people around the country, my jaw dropped when I saw Jess Ennis-Hill steam through the finish line of the 800m
I'm in a very good place now and it's nice to feel like an athlete again. It feels as though my body was trapped and it's waiting to be released. Now it's just a countdown to competing again. I'm watching my competitors and thinking "I can't wait to race you again!" I'm quietly confident that come Rio 2016, I will be back challenging for the gold medal once again.
Summer 2012. A group of athletes from an area of sport previously only followed by die-hards and sporting hipsters burst
Mo Farah missed two drugs tests in the run up to the Olympic Games in which he won gold in the 5,000m and 10,000m it has