London 2012 Paralympic Games schedule revealed
Great Britain's track cyclists will begin the medal quest for ParalympicsGB at the London 2012 Games.
The news comes as the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) today published the full sports competition schedule and ticket prices for the Paralympic Games which start on August 29, 2012.
The Paralympic Games schedule contains full details of the 11 days of competition, including the times and venues for over 300 sessions across 20 sports in 20 venues.
As with the Olympic Games tickets, applications are made for tickets and if sessions are oversubscribed, they will be allocated via a ballot.
The ticket application process will open between September 9 and September 26 this year.
LOCOG chair Sebastian Coe said: 'For 12 days in the summer of 2012, the eyes of the world will be focused on the Paralympic Games in London. By applying for tickets, people can enjoy the unique passion, drama and emotion of the Paralympic Games and see sport like never before.
'With the competition schedule, we want to give the public a chance to have a think about which tickets they would like to apply for and start planning their Games. The superstars of Paralympic sport are coming to the UK next year and no one should miss out on the action.'
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The day before tickets go on sale, London will play host to International Paralympic Day in Trafalgar Square. This event, taking place on September 8, will be an opportunity for the public to experience first-hand the inspiration and excitement that the Paralympic Games will bring to the UK and London next year.
Officials have said that a third of the tickets will cost �5, half of tickets will be �10 or less and three quarters of tickets will be priced at �20 or less. A group organiser scheme has been created which will see large groups receive additional tickets at no extra charge, while day pass tickets will also be available, enabling people to see more than one sport in a day.
Sir Philip Craven, the International Paralympic Committee President, said: 'The London 2012 Paralympic Games will quite simply be 'sport like never before'. Our elite athletes will captivate billions around the world, will inspire millions, and ultimately lead to societal change and help alter perceptions of what can be achieved by a person with an impairment.'