We have just seen fantastic Paralympic Games here in Vancouver and Whistler. The euphoric fans from all over the world were able to watch athletes performing elite sports.
In two years from now, the Paralympic family and friends will see Olympic and Paralympic Games in London and re-experience an equal spirit of sportsmanship and humanity.
Especially for the Paralympics, I am expecting a great interest of media as the games are finally coming home. The Paralympic story began in Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire, and from here the idea of people with a disability competing conquered the world of sports. Nowadays, nobody questions that people with a disability are able to show equal performances.
I am pleased that the international Paralympic Post/Paralympics Zeitung created by secondary school students will also be produced at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Especially the partaking of students from all over Europe in the editorial team to report on the competitions in London is a delightful idea that helps to further promote the Paralympic spirit in Europe.
Lord Sebastian Coe, Chairman of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games