London to stage annual festival of disabled sport

An annual festival of disabled sport is to the staged at London’s Olympic Park.

Bbc.co.uk reports that the event will be funded as part of a £2 million fund dedicated to the development of disabled sports in London.

The event is likely to attract an influx of tourists into London every year, many of whom could be keen to utilise some of the event spaces or party venues the capital has to offer.

Although the date of the first festival is yet to be disclosed, it is thought that it could be one of the first major events staged after the stadium reopens as the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The news comes as Team GB continue their gold-medal winning haul at the Paralympics.  

Xavier Gonzalez, from the International Paralympic Committee, was delighted to hear that Britain had already made plans for a disabled sports legacy in London.

Speaking to standard.co.uk, he said: “By working with the operator of the venues on the Park now, they are ensuring that Paralympic sports will continue to be at the heart of the sporting legacy. Commitments like these give me confidence that London will continue to lead the way on having an inclusive and accessible legacy from the Games.”