Long regarded as secondary to the Olympic Games, the Paralympics have reached new levels of esteem at London 2012.
He’s sworn off swimming competitively (for now). But that doesn’t mean he won’t be the world’s best ambassador for the sport
How an archery tournament for disabled World War II veterans in the British town of Stoke Mandeville grew into the second-largest sporting event on earth
From Australia to Great Britain, South Africa to the U.S., TIME takes you around the globe to meet the compelling and inspiring athletes competing at the London Paralympics.
Great Britain’s Olympic stars have achieved their biggest dreams at their home games–but what next for these athletes?
Amazing photos from the track and the pool fill the pages of magazines and the front pages of newspapers every Olympics. But thanks to social media and some camera-happy athletes we’re now privy to some amazing behind-the-scenes …
With a musical medley of epic proportions, Britain puts on a memorable closing ceremony to cap a jolly good fortnight in London
In the high-profile world of Olympic competition, only a small (but growing) number of gay athletes have publicly acknowledged their sexual orientation.
Female athletes have been dabbling with nail art as way of displaying national pride.
It’s everywhere you go in London – on signs, on banners, and covering the mats in venues. It’s the shocking pink that is London 2012’s color scheme