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Kate Middleton looked super chic at the first day of the Paralympics in London on Wednesday, but since we've already seen her in this outfit we're not too surprised.
The recycling Duchess donned
Stephen Hawking, one of the smartest men alive today, will be narrating the opening ceremony of the Paralympics!
The whole point of the opener is to "challenge our perceptions."
Oscar Pistorius feels like the next 12 days could change the world — while talking about the Paralympic Games.
Specifically he things that the world will learn a lot from Britain's enlightened approach to hosting the 2012 Paralympics.
Here's what he said:
Anybody who is missing the excitement of amazing physical competition won't have to wait long to get their fix: the Paralympics are damn near upon us!
The Paralympic flames are the first step — and a group of people (with and without disabilities) are going to climb the four highest peaks in the UK to light flames and start the Paralympic torch relay.
The National Flames will then be placed in miners' lanterns and transferred to the UK's capital cities!
The "English" flame will be used to light a cauldron in Trafalgar Square in London on Friday, followed by flame festivals – featuring music, speeches and the lighting of cauldrons – in each of the other capitals: Belfast on Saturday, Edinburgh on Sunday and Cardiff on Monday.
The flames will then be joined together next week at Stoke Mandeville in Buckinghamshire, which is the home of the Paralympics.
From there, the full flame will travel to London for the opening ceremonies!
Here's what the chief executive said:
"The lighting of the national flames is a real manifestation of the continuing excitement in this country for these games – both Olympic and Paralympic. It really shows the potential of these Games more than any other to really capture the imagination."
And all of this isn't just being dramatic — this is the biggest Paralympics in history, with 4,200 Paralympians from 165 nations competing.
We can't wait!
The games are all about ABILITY, not DISABILITY — and nothing short of incredible.
Good luck to everyone this year!
USA! USA! USA!
[Image via AP Images.]
We're so glad that they're making this stop during their Mylo Xyloto touring — Coldplay is going to headline the closing ceremonies of the London Paralympic Summer Games!
They call it the Festival of Flame.
Here's what Chris Martin had to say:
"Being asked to play at the closing celebrations for the Paralympic athletes in London is such a great honor for us. We are so happy to be involved. It will be one of the biggest nights of our lives and we're very excited to try to create a performance for the last night of the games that will close London 2012 in style."
Their excitement is contagious!
The show will be held at the Olympic Stadium attended by athletes with physical disabilities from around the globe.
Don't worry, though, because the rest of the world will get to see it too: it's being broadcasted to a worldwide audience of over 750 million! You're probably one of those!