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Check out the Paralympics GB website if you are going to the Paralympics

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YoullLaughAboutItOneDay Thu 30-Aug-12 09:53:07

I might be way behind the curve, but the Paralympics GB website is fab for anyone who is going to the Paralympics. You can really easily see which GB competitors you are likely to see. Plus there are biographies. Just realised how many well known competitors we are going to get to watch at our two athletics sessions. We might see Oscar Pistorius too. So excited! I hadn't found an easy way to work out which GB people we would see before.

maxtrue Thu 30-Aug-12 12:10:31

Thanks for this really helpful! Just planned my day pass to excel tomorrow

YoullLaughAboutItOneDay Thu 30-Aug-12 15:26:04

Thanks. Glad someone liked it. I was so excited but I think you and I are the only ones (or the only ones who didn't discover it weeks ago...) grin

TunaPastaBake Thu 30-Aug-12 17:46:22

Just checked it out for when we go to athletics - thanks ! [flowers]


TunaPastaBake Thu 30-Aug-12 17:46:41

thanks !

TheWave Thu 30-Aug-12 20:54:38

Thanks, was looking for this level of detail about each day to see what I was likely to see.

Got athletics and swimming tickets when they first came out and they were easier then, so I feel lucky I made the effort!

Now caught up in the atmosphere with everyone else. Hope the weather holds out well.

tasmaniandevilchaser Thu 30-Aug-12 21:04:58

thanks, this is great! We've got tickets for the evening session on the final Saturday - athletics in the main stadium. Getting excited now!

TunaPastaBake Thu 30-Aug-12 21:08:20

Got an email today saying that our schedule of events that we were seeing on Tuesday at the stadium has changed - not a problem - just want to go !

maxtrue Thu 30-Aug-12 21:58:41

Yes I got the same e-mail..we are also going tue evening (dc's first day back at school on wed - not good) but from memory think 2 events moved to wed...shot put final and a womens 100m

Loving the wheelchair basketball right now
Hooked up the the ticket checker web page and trying to get some tickets - too hard tho they go so quick!

TunaPastaBake Thu 30-Aug-12 22:01:52

We have Tuesday morning so will not be too late getting back although want a good wander round the Park - back at school Wednesday too.

YoullLaughAboutItOneDay Thu 30-Aug-12 22:05:24

maxtrue - the big ticket release seems to have come 4-5pm the last few days. Can you hang around the computer that time tomorrow? I think the key is to look for when a group of those tweets come through together (signalling the start of the big drop), not wait for the particular thing you want but to start searching and refreshing like a mad thing so that hopefully you are even ahead of those alerts.

bigTillyMint Thu 30-Aug-12 22:09:17

That's great - thanks! We are going Monday night!

maxtrue Sat 01-Sep-12 08:53:00

Just got tickets for athletics tonight!!! Through the ticket checker web page!

MurderOfProse Sun 02-Sep-12 19:35:04

Fabulous site, thanks for the link!! Makes it so much easier to see what is going on, as there's limited information elsewhere.

Had a mild heart attack when I saw the two athletics sessions we're doing (Thursday and Friday evenings) seemed to have practically NO British athletes competing. Given the DDs have gone GB mad, this might not end well. Then after a few minutes I realised it was because they technically haven't qualified for the finals yet and it's mostly finals those evenings. Just a word of warning to anyone else who doesn't realise!

bisjaralympics Sun 02-Sep-12 19:57:29

Thanks for this. We are going to the swimming next Saturday so hopefully we shall see lots of GB swimmers in the finals!

YoullLaughAboutItOneDay Sun 02-Sep-12 20:58:42

Ha ha. Yes, you won't see any GB athletes listed for finals where the heats haven't happened yet. That would be a bit... previous!

I think you also need to double check that email you have probably been sent about changes to the programme, as I am not sure all the changes are completely reflected.

suebfg Sun 02-Sep-12 21:01:52

Thanks - great website.

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