Festival and disability sports among fun at Olympic Park over weekend

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Thousands of spectators gathered at the Olympic Park to celebrate National Paralympic Day.

Visitors were able to try-out paralympic sports and watch world-class competition from some of the stars of Team GB.

The event, which ran alongside the theatre, music and entertainment of the Mayor of London’s Liberty Festival, also featured the first international paralympic swimming meeting in the Aquatics centre since 2012.

Munira Mirza, deputy mayor for education and culture, said: "Two years ago the Paralympic Games opening ceremony was an unprecedented opportunity for deaf and disabled artists and performers to showcase their talents to the world. 

"For more than a decade, the Liberty Festival has also been breaking down barriers and challenging preconceptions, as well as entertaining people.

"Whether disabled or not, this year's event offered plenty for everyone who attended the National Paralympic Day celebrations to enjoy."

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