France, May 20 -- Just like the Olympic Games, the Opening Ceremony for the Paralympic Games on 28 August will be held in central Paris.

More than 4,000 athletes from 184 countries will soak up the adulation of 65,000 spectators as they move between the Champs Elysees and the Place de la Concorde.

"It will be a spectacle that will showcase the Paralympic athletes and the values that they embody," said theatre director Thomas Jolly, who is set to choreograph the 28 August procession.

Accessibility concerns Olympic and Paralympic organisers as well as transport chiefs, have been working hard to ensure everything runs smoothly, including accessibility for disabled attendees coming to the Games' venues.

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