After a stunning performance by Team GB in both the Olympics and Paralympics in Rio, Manchester was the host of a sensational Homecoming Parade. And although the weather was typically Mancunian I think it is safe to say that everyone has an awesome time.

Well it is almost impossible to guess when the summer of 2012 started for me but boy what a summer it has been. To be honest I don't think it could have been any better for me personally.

Well the London 2012 Paralympics have finally arrived. I am delighted to say that over the years I have been involved with a number of Paralympic Sports and in this article I will try to convey the love I feel for some unbelievable athletes.

After years of working and waiting, countless months of heady anticipation, weeks of building excitement, and a not-too-shabby test event, the Paralympics have finally arrived.

The British Paralympic Association has announced the 11 players who have been selected to compete for ParalympicsGB in Wheelchair Rugby, a Paralympic-specific sport known originally as ‘Murderball’ because it is an aggressive, full-contact sport.

One of Great Britain's most successful athletes is Sarah Storey. She started out as a Paralympic swimmer changing to cycling after discovering that she was very good at it. In the run-up to the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, I am delighted to say that I got the opportunity to put some questions to her.

In the wheelchair basketball, Simon Munn top-scored with 16 for Great Britain in a game that could have gone either way. The joint-team leader, who will this summer compete in his sixth Paralympic Games, led ably from the front, but ultimately USA, inspired by top-scorer Jason Nelms with 17 points, were simply too good.

Tickets for the BT Paralympic World Cup in Manchester, 22-26 May, today went on general sale. This year’s event will fire the starting gun for a fantastic summer of Paralympic sport and provide an opportunity for people to see the world’s best international athletes in action.

I do not suppose that those who planned the Paralympic World Cup all those years ago realized exactly what they were starting off, or perhaps they had.

The London 2012 Paralympic Games host broadcaster Channel 4 has further demonstrated its commitment to raising awareness of world-class elite disability sport by announcing that it will broadcast the BT Paralympic World Cup, taking place in Manchester from 23-28 May.