The London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics Games have come to an end. We were treated to a summer of sporting excellence. We are thankful that the games went without a hitch. The success of the Team GB athletes has cheered us all and lifted the spirits of the nation.
In the last two weeks we have witnessed unbelievable performances by the paralympics athletes of all nations. It is wonderful to see how the human spirit can overcome disability to deliver world class performances. The Team GB paralympians were third in the medal table winning a total of 120 medals, an unprecedented achievement.
We were very pleased that the Israeli paralympians also excelled themselves, winning a total of 8 medals including a gold medal for Noam Gershony in wheelchair tennis, 2 silver medals in shooting and cycling and 5 bronze medals in swimming and wheelchair tennis.