6 Oct 2023

Paralympic flame to be lit in Stoke Mandeville – the birthplace of the Paralympic Movement

Sports reporter

The Olympic flame is famously kindled at Olympia in Greece. And now, Stoke Mandeville in Buckinghamshire has been announced as the official home of the Paralympic flame, and the starting point for its torch relay.

It recognises and cements Stoke Mandeville Hospital’s legacy as the birthplace of the Paralympic Movement, back in the 1940s.