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London Olympics and Paralympics - 2012
Throughout July, August and September 2012, when London welcomed people from across the world for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, St Paul's hosted a number of special events, including a service in celebration of the Paralympics.
Images from the Olympic Torch Relay, which came to the steps of St Paul's ahead of the opening ceremony of the Games.
Courage and Faith
The special summer service at St Paul's on Sunday 26 August celebrated the Paralympic Games in the city where, 64 years ago, the first sporting event of its type was held for injured servicemen.
Four full peals of the Cathedral bells took place during the Olympic and Paralympic Games, including the first ever by an all-female band.
Sporting St Paul's
During the 1908 London Olympic Games, the founder of the International Olympic Committee, Pierre de Coubertin, listened to a sermon being preached in St Paul's. The words he heard laid the foundations of the Olympic Creed: 'The most important thing...is not to win but to take part'. St Paul's can also boast a number of other sporting connections.