Best Ever Games

To mark the United Nation's International Day for Persons with Disabilities on 3 December 2012, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) launched a short online film entitled ‘London 2012 - Best Games Ever’, featuring spectacular highlights from this summer's Paralympics.

The film takes viewers on a journey through the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Key moments include Great Britain's Ellie Simmonds’ tearful victory in the 400m freestyle, former racing driver Alex Zanardi's first Paralympic handcycling win on the Brands Hatch track, Oscar Pistorius' shock defeat in the 200m T44 as well as Jonnie Peacock's epic 100m T44 win.

The film celebrates the achievements of Paralympians who, as post-London 2012 research has shown, have created a seismic shift in the perceptions of people with an impairment in the UK and around the world.

Indeed, Charity United Research found that 81% of British adults changed their viewpoint of persons with a disability due to the Games. A further 85% felt athletes were people to aspire to. London 2012 found 65% of people thought the Games were a breakthrough to viewing disabled people - up from 40% in June 2010."

IPC president, Sir Philip Craven said: "We are delighted to launch this highly emotional video to coincide with the UN's International Day for Persons with Disabilities as Paralympians, through their performances in London, did more than anyone to make for an inclusive world.

"In my London 2012 opening address I said those watching the Games would experience every single emotion, including ones never thought possible whilst at the same time challenging the way they think about themselves and how they think about others. The performances of athletes in London did not just inspire a generation, they changed a generation."

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