2012 Paralympics: What to know

POSTED: 4:23 PM PDT September 4, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT September 4, 2012 

The 2012 Paralympic Games kicked off last week in London and are expected to be the largest and most commercially successful Paralympics ever. Find out more about the history, venues, events and extraordinary athletes.

Natalia Partyka
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Natalia Partyka of Poland is the world number one who was a gold medalist both in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2004 Athens Olympics. Partyka is also the only female athlete to compete in both the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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