Paralympic logo installed at Stoke Mandeville Hospital

The symbol of the Paralympic Games,Agitos
The symbol of the Paralympic Games,Agitos
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The Paralympic logo, Agitos, has been installed at Stoke Mandeville Hospital roundabout.

The symbol has been put on the roundabout to recognise the hospital’s role as the birthplace of the modern Games.

The red, green and blue strokes of the Agitos (Latin for ‘I move’) are the Paralympic Games’ counterpart to the Olympic Rings.

Signage for the roundabout still needs to be installed but the symbol will be officially unveiled next Thursday, a year after the Paralympic Games opened in London.

The first recognised sporting event for people with disabilities was hosted by pioneering neurologist Sir Ludwig Guttmann at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in 1948

on the same day as the opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games.

The Stoke Mandeville event grew to draw athletes from all over the world and led to the inaugural Paralympic Games, which took place in Rome in 1960.