Cardiff has been confirmed as one of the cities to host the Paralympic Torch Relay which will lead the UK into the start of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
The relay will begin on Friday 24 August, 2012 with the first flame lighting event to be held in London. A flame will also be lit in Greater Belfast on 25 August and Edinburgh 26 August as well as in Cardiff on 27 August 2012. Our city is the final host city before a special ceremony is held at at Stoke Mandeville, home of the Paralympic Movement, on 28 August to create the Paralympic Flame before it arrives at the Olympic Stadium in time for the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Games on Wednesday 29 August, 2012.
The event will take place in Cardiff on Monday 27 August, 2012 and will involve a flame lighting moment in the morning followed by a Paralymic Flame Festival later in the day. Cardiff is honoured to be a pre-games training camp for several Paralympic teams from South Africa, Australia and the Oceanic Islands as they make their preparations in the lead up to London 2012. The city has been selected due to its excellent sporting facilities and infrastructure, professional approach of staff and the general friendliness of the people of Cardiff and Wales.