The Paralympics are over! What did you think?
Posted by Gerry Kiernan
Online content editor
September 10th 2012 at 11:53
The colourful closing ceremony concert at the Olympic Stadium described as a festival of fire and headlined by Coldplay ended what organisers say has been ‘the greatest Paralympic Games ever’.
Team GB sealed third place in the medal table rankings with 120 medals, 34 of which were golds. Russia just pipped Britain with two more golds to take second place, behind China who finished top with 231 medals.
In an inclusive touch, each participating country will take home one of the 200 copper petals that made up the Paralympic cauldron.
Did you know?
- BT is the official communications services partner of the London 2012 Paralympic Games and has been a committed supporter of Paralympic sport for more than 20 years. So far BT is the only sponsor to have signed up for the 2016 Rio Games.
- Every official London 2012 Paralympic Games photograph and sports report and millions of calls, emails, texts and tweets was carried over BT’s network
- BT’s London 2012 network had the capacity to carry 60 Gbps of information – the equivalent of 3,000 photographs every second
- More than 50,000 BT working hours were required to operate and support the 11 days of Paralympic competition.
Watch our best moments Olympics ad here:
What did you think of the Paralympics? Let us know below.
Catch Up highlights
We have some great TV to catch up on BT Vision this week including BBC drama The Best Of Men about the founding of the Paralympics starring Rob Brydon.
Posted by BT Life Newsdesk - August 31st 2012 at 9:00
Posted by Gerry Kiernan - August 29th 2012 at 14:00
Posted by Dave Barrett - August 22nd 2012 at 13:09
Posted by BT Life Newsdesk - September 24th 2012 at 12:26
Posted by Gerry Kiernan - September 6th 2012 at 9:00
More articles by Gerry Kiernan
Posted by Gerry Kiernan - January 2nd 2013 at 17:31
Posted by Gerry Kiernan - December 28th 2012 at 20:00
Posted by Gerry Kiernan - December 27th 2012 at 12:17
Posted by Gerry Kiernan - December 18th 2012 at 19:35
Posted by Gerry Kiernan - December 12th 2012 at 13:38
BT is not responsible for any external content or links uploaded by users of the site. Nor does the presence of information or links about other parties' products or services confer any form of endorsement of another party's products or services by BT. Please visit the BT Life user guide for more information.