Now the excitement of the Olympics has died down, it’s worth remembering that we’re only half way through London’s superb host role.Â And, this week, Boris promised that people would be ‘blown away’ by the Paralympic Games.
The biggest ever Paralympics will see 4,280 athletes from 166 countries competing for more than 500 gold medals.Â The opening ceremony is a sell-out and over 100 countries will screen coverage from London.
Bozza said: â€œI think it is going to be wonderful. I went to the Paralympics in Beijing and have seen how brilliant the sport is at first hand. People are going to love it.Â It is going to change peopleâ€™s attitudes to Paralympians and it is going to be a great show. The opening ceremony is going to be superb.
“This will change peopleâ€™s attitudes for good and will encourage people to take up sport.Â There are lots of people who couldnâ€™t get to the Olympics who are sports fans and they are going to be blown away.â€
It promises to be another sensational couple of weeks of sport, with Team GB hoping to replicate their second place finish in the medals table in Beijing.Â Swimmer Susie Rodgers, 29, who is one of Britainâ€™s best medal hopes after winning five golds at the European championships last year, said London was coming alive with excitement: â€œPeople donâ€™t want to let it go after the Olympics.â€