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London 2012 Paralympic Games in numbers


09:32, August 28, 2012

LONDON, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- The London 2012 Paralympic Games, running from Aug. 29 to Sept. 9, will bring together 4,200 athletes from 166 countries and regions to compete in 503 medal events from 20 sports.

The athletes includes 1,513 women, more than those at any of the previous 14 Paralympic Games and more than double the 700 who competed at Barcelona 1992.

A total of 6,500 media and broadcasters are coming to cover the Paralympics.

About 2.3 million of 2.5 million available tickets have been sold.

In the Paralympic Village, there are 1,800 wheelchair users.

About 1,250 anti-doping tests are expected to be submitted.

In London, 293 buses have been redesigned to accommodate five or six wheelchair spaces.

Seventy percent of LOCOG volunteers are new for the Paralympic Games.

Seventeen venues are used for the Paralympics, and two new venues have been included: Brands Hatch, which will host the road cycling events, and Eton Manor, a specialized arena inside the Olympic Park that will host wheelchair tennis.

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