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Paralympics' Opening Ceremony Scene 4: Homecoming

08-30-2012 08:46 BJT Special Report:2012 Paralympic Games |

LONDON, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- Following is the illustration of Scene 4 of the ongoing opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games on Wednesday:

The United Kingdom is the spiritual birthplace of the Paralympic Games and the official opening of the London 2012 Paralympic Games therefore represents a homecoming. The chairman of the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Sebastian Coe, and the President of the International Paralympic Committee, Philip Craven, both make speeches.

At the end of Craven's speech, he invites The Queen to officially declare the Games open. She does so from the Presidential Box, accompanied by a film of Stoke Mandeville on the screens behind the lecterns.

Athlete Liz Johnson, 2008 Paralympic Swimming medallist, official Richard Allcroft, wheelchair rugby technical delegate and judge, and coach David Hunter, Paralympic equestrian coach, each pledge their commitment to the ideals of the Paralympic Movement, sportsmanship and impartiality.

 

Editor:James |Source: Xinhua

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