Celebrations for Paralympic handover

SPORTSMEN and women with disabilities from across Suffolk took part in a special Paralympics flag hand-over.

SPORTSMEN and women with disabilities from across Suffolk took part in a special Paralympics flag hand-over.

The event coincided with the closing of the Beijing Paralympics yesterdayand the handing over of the Paralympics flag to London for the 2012 games.

Members of the Ipswich Disability Sport Forum were joined by Team Ipswich as well as the sportsmen and women at the town's Northgate Sports Centre.

They took part in a procession with the flag around the Northgate track for 2012 metres before everyone joined hands to form an Olympic ring symbol.


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Adam Baker, Suffolk project manager for the London 2012 Games, said: “It went really well and there were probably about 300 people there.

It was really good and raised the profile of disability sport as a whole but also within Suffolk so it was a really positive event.”

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