Paralympics: Scouts to light flames on mountains

They will be united at Stoke Mandeville to create the London 2012 Paralympic Flame during a special ceremony.


Afp August 16, 2012

LONDON: Scouts will light flames on the highest mountains in each of the four home nations of Britain next week to spark the torch relay for the London Paralympics.

The flames will travel to the four national capitals for a day of celebrations and then on to Stoke Mandeville in southern England, the spiritual home of the Paralympic movement, on August 28. They will be united at Stoke Mandeville to create the London 2012 Paralympic Flame during a special ceremony, before a 24-hour torch relay to the Olympic Stadium in London for the start of the Games bringing together disabled athletes from across the world on August 29.

“We have created a unique identity for the Paralympic torch relay which will be a celebration of courage, determination, inspiration and equality that every Paralympian represents,” said London Olympics chief Sebastian Coe, ahead of the flame-lighting ceremony.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 16th, 2012.

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