Professor Stephen Hawking said the Paralympic Games is about transforming our perception of the world. Speaking at the spectacular Opening Ceremony he said:
The Paralympic Games is about transforming our perception of the world.
We are all different. There is no such thing as a standard or run-of-the-mill human being but we share the same human spirit. What is important is that we have the ability to create. This creativity can take many forms, from physical achievement to theoretical physics. However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.
The Queen opened the London 2012 Paralympic Games in a spectacular ceremony.
The London Paralympics 2012 Opening Ceremony is underway at the Olympic Park.
David Beckham has sent a message to British troops in Afghanistan, asking them to show their support for ParalympicsGB.