Paralympics Lowdown: Saturday 8 September

Your London 2012 heads-up on what’s happening where, sporting and cultural events, transport and weather.

Find the Mariachi band on the Olympic Park

Top things to see and do

Check out our weekend post for more ideas.

Transport hotspots

The Mayor’s Thames Festival means that stations north and south of the river between Westminster and Tower Bridge will be busier than usual. The usual warnings about possible busy periods on the Central and Jubilee lines apply.

Events are taking place at the Olympic Park, ExCel and North Greenwich Arena. Check before you travel and consult the daily heat map.

Sport highlights

  • 9am Boccia – watch out for a medal from World number one Nigel Murray
  • 9am 5-A-Side Football
  • 10am Wheelchair Rugby
  • 9.30am Swimming – Ellie Simmonds goes for gold in the 100m freestyle at 5.15pm as do the British men in the 4x100m medley relay at 8.45pm
  • 10am Athletics – Oscar Pistorius bids to retain his 400m crown at 9.30pm
  • 10am Table Tennis
  • 10.30am Road Cycling – Double Beijing gold medallist David Stone defends his title in the T1-2 road race at 10.30am
  • 11am Wheelchair Fencing
  • 12pm Wheelchair Tennis
  • 2pm Sitting Volleyball

These are start times only. See the London2012 site for full schedule.

Weather

Don’t forget the suncream, it’s set to be another scorcher with temperatures reaching 26 degrees in the late afternoon. Keep an eye on BBC Weather for the latest.

Where to watch

See our article for big screen locations and other viewing options.

Photo by helenoftheways via the Londonist Flickrpool.

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