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Paralympian David 'The Weirwolf' Weir, as he became known during the 2012 Games, was in Jubilee Place Mall today to sign copies of his autobiography Weirwolf: The David Weir Story.

JS9071994WEB.jpegA new deal has secured an athletics legacy for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

In an agreement announced today the Olympic Stadium will annually host a wide spectrum of key athletics events, from regional and national age group championships through to elite international events.


The Paralympic Torch will blaze its way through Canary Wharf today, notching up Olympic fever for the second time this summer, on its 24-hour relay to the Stratford arena.

A team of 580 torchbearers from across the country are carrying the flame on its 92-mile adventure from Stoke Mandeville through Greenwich, the Isle of Dogs and onto the final leg to the Olympic Stadium this evening, to mark the official opening of London's Paralympic event.

coe142.jpgSebastian Coe has defended the decision to double the budget for the opening and closing cermonies of the Olympic and Parlympic Games.

The Government announced last week it would put £41million of taxpayers money into the four ceremonies, a decision criticised by marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe as "frivolous".

Olympiclogo.jpgGreenwich residents can get their hands on more free tickets for Olympic test events.

The council has secured 1,200 tickets for handball and Paralympic goalball. The 700 handball tickets are for the London Prepares event on November 26-27, while the 500 goalball tickets are for the weekend of December 3-4.