London Paralympic Games "a success story" says, UN official

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The London Paralympic Games will be remembered as "a success story" according to a senior United Nations sports official.

Wilfried Lemke, the UN Secretary-General's Special Adviser on Sport for Development, said the conclusion of the games on Sunday marked the end of what he called "a glorious" summer.

Charles Appel reports.

Wilfried Lemke said the London Olympic and Paralympic Games were a glorious summer not only for elite sport, but also for how sport can contribute to the betterment of societies.

He said a number of United Nations organizations and officials contributed to ensuring that both the Games have a lasting legacy and bring about positive social change worldwide.

Mr. Lemke met UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Geneva on Monday to report on his attendance at the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The two officials agreed on intensifying the collaboration between the Paralympic Movement and the United Nations in order to continue to promote the rights of persons with disabilities.

Charles Appel, United Nations.

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