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The London 2012 Paralympic Games is already changing lives


dametanni- Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson is Britain’s most successful Paralympic athlete, with a total of 16 medals, including 11 golds. She is part of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and Vice-Chair of the Sports Advisory Group. The opinions expressed are her own. -

One of the best parts of being involved in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is that I get to see for myself how hosting the London Games is already changing people’s lives across the world.

In the weeks before today’s 1,000 days to go milestone I was in Jordan for the launch of International Inspiration. I had been asked to come and see what the London 2012 Games are doing for children there.

International Inspiration aims to changes the lives of millions of children throughout the world by giving them better PE lessons and sport and play opportunities. It’s absolutely core to LOCOG’s (the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games) commitment to use the London Games in a transformative way.