Royal reception at Buckingham Palace for ParalympicsGB and Team GB medallists
7 months ago
ParalympicsGB’s medallists from the London 2012 Paralympic Games will today be welcomed to a Royal reception at Buckingham Palace upon invitation from Her Majesty the Queen.
This will be the first time that British Paralympic and Olympic athletes have attended the post-Games reception together, with medallists from both ParalympicsGB and Team GB coming together to celebrate a remarkable summer of sporting excellence. Previously there have been separate receptions for the Olympic and Paralympic teams following the Games.
Tim Hollingsworth, CEO of the British Paralympic Association, said: "Our medallists are honoured to attend today’s Royal reception, and it constitutes another memorable occasion for those who helped to make 2012 a year in which Great Britain has been so hugely proud of the achievements of our Paralympic and Olympic athletes.”
Among the 100 medallists expected to attend the reception are Paralympians David Weir, Sarah Storey, Ellie Simmonds and Sophie Christiansen.
The full ParalympicsGB team will attend a garden party in summer 2013 to further celebrate the success of British athletes.