Boccia showcased in London’s Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square has been used to showcase the Paralympic sport

of boccia as part of the celebrations counting down to the start of

the 2012 Games.

London Mayor Boris Johnson was taught how to play boccia, a

bowling sport designed for athletes with severe disabilities, by

gold medal-winning Paralympians and members of London Boccia

clubs.

Boccia is a sport Britain is expected to excel in during the

2012 Paralympics, which begin two years from Sunday. Britain’s team

is ranked No. 1 and won the gold medal at the Beijing Games in

2008.