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Sports of the 2012 Summer Paralympics
Olympic and Paralympic Mascots for 2012 London Games

Olympic and Paralympic Mascots for 2012 London Games

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The Summer Paralympics will take place in London, England, in 2012, from August 29 through September 9. They follow the London Summer Olympics, which are scheduled for July 27 though August 12. Like the Olympics, the Paralympics are held every four years, with summer games staggered by two years from the winter games. (Curious about Winter Paralympics sports? View the gallery.) According to the International Paralympic Committee, the London games will find 4,200 athletes from 160 countries competing in the following sports:

To learn more about these sports, page through this gallery or click on the links above.

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