Visitors come to London to see Paralympics Wheelchair Rugby at the new Basketball Arena

Released on: March 21, 2012, 10:05 am
Industry: Travel

Four of the world’s top six Wheelchair Rugby teams compete at first Paralympic test event

LONDON, -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- The London International Invitational Wheelchair Rugby Tournament, on 18th and 19th April 2012, is the first Paralympic test event to take place in the Basketball Arena on the Olympic Park giving sports fans the chance to see the new £42 million sports venue one of the largest temporary facilities ever built for a Games.

Spectators and teams arriving in London for the event where four of the world's top six Wheelchair Rugby teams will compete at the first Paralympic test event of the year can book accommodation with easy access to the Basketball Arena by going to the website where they will find a London hotel to suit their needs, whether they require luxury or budget accommodation.

With tickets to see the Wheelchair Rugby at the London 2012 Paralympic Games oversubscribed, the test event is an exciting opportunity to see Team GB competing against Australia , Sweden and Canada who are currently ranked second, fourth and fifth in the world respectively. Great Britain , who are ranked sixth, will be hoping to repeat their success at the GB Cup in Cardiff recently, where they won silver beating Sweden who came in fifth and Japan , who are currently ranked third in the world.

Andy Barrow, who captained the team at the Beijing Paralympics in 2008 and leads the team again in 2012, says, I know it's a cliché but I want to win a Gold Medal at the London Paralympic Games in 2012.

Access to the International Invitational Wheelchair Rugby event will be allocated to local residents, members of Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby and athletes' friends and families. Tickets to other test events including hockey, synchronised swimming, wheelchair tennis, water polo and Paralympic athletics will go on sale to the general public at 10am on 15th March 2012.

Full information on all the London Prepares series of Olympic test events can be found on where a whole host of useful information is available for London 's visitors and tourists. The website also gives readers the resources they need to book cheap London hotels, read restaurants reviews, explore local nightlife, and discover what's on in London today.

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