Eurostar International, a UK-based high-speed rail service between the UK and mainland Europe, and an official supporter of the London 2012 Festival, is now a sponsor for the French Paralympic team to the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
The company is partnering with the French National Paralympic Committee, and will be providing transportation to London for the French Paralympian teams, including blind football, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair basketball teams. The company will be offering a specially chartered service on August 25, 2012, to bring the athletes in to London, and on September 10, 2012, to take them back to France. The company is modifying two Eurostar trains to cater for the teams’ unique requirements.
Nicolas Petrovic, the chief executive of Eurostar, said, ‘It was an honour for us to announce bringing Belgian Paralympians to London this summer and now to be able to carry the French team as well is incredibly exciting. Working closely with Paralympic Committees in both countries we appreciate how important it is for the individual Paralympians to travel together as one team, which is why every area of our business has played a part turning this project into a reality.
The London 2012 Paralympic Games are set to be the most successful and inspiring to date. This represents a once in a lifetime opportunity for sports fans from across Europe to share in the excitement and we are proud to play a role, bringing many of them as well as the French and Belgian teams, to London this summer.’