Sunday, August 26, 2012
London, England —
The Paralympic Village officially opened on Wednesday in London, with many nations having moved in as of Saturday in preparation for the start of the games. Press access has been limited, as Paralympic Games organisers are trying to give competitors as much privacy in the village as possible.
The Irish section of the village is decorated with signs bearing picturesImage: Laura Hale.
A member of Team Great Britain uses a mobile phone while in the VillageImage: Laura Hale.
A member of the Cuban delegationImage: Laura Hale.
Members of the Brazilian delegationImage: Laura Hale.
Team Canada moves in a large group around the VillageImage: Laura Hale.
Two members of Team USA (right) pass an Angolan competitor (left).Image: Laura Hale.
A Cuban Paralympian in the villageImage: Laura Hale.
Two members of the Iranian delegationImage: Laura Hale.
An Iraqi competitor and an unnamed member of the United States delegation chatImage: Laura Hale.
McDonalds is located inside the Paralympic Dining Hall; athletes receive meals free of charge.Image: Laura Hale.
A Team Great Britain football playerImage: Laura Hale.
Members of the Croatian delegation took out their umbrellas after it started to rainImage: Laura Hale.
Senegal and Palestinian delegation members wait outside the gate to be officially welcomed to the VillageImage: Laura Hale.
A pair of Australians walk past the Hungarian part of the Paralympic VillageImage: Laura Hale.
A pair of Colombian Paralympians are guided around the Village by two Paralympic volunteersImage: Laura Hale.