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See top Paralympians in action in Boston

Paralympians will meet the public at Boston's Princess Royal Sports Arena (PRSA) when they come to train before their big event.

Track and field athletes from the Egyptian paralympic team will make their final preparations for their London games in Boston and from noon to 1pm on Tuesday, August 21, all are welcome to just turn up to see them in action when they take part in a training session with the community.

The Paralympic Games begin on Wednesday, August 29, and the Egyptian athletes taking part in the 100, 200 and 400 metres, shot put and javelin will train at the PRSA from Sunday, August 18, until Friday, August 24, before they move into the athletes' village in London.

The Egyptian team will all be staying together in Lincoln and those from other disciplines will train at other county sports facilities, being bussed in each day.

But while the six track and field athletes and support staff are in Boston they will get to know the area with a reception in the council chamber at Municipal Buildings hosted by the Mayor, a tour of Boston and a visit to a Boston United football match.paralympic Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser window

Boston and Egypt may appear to be worlds apart, but both areas have similar agricultural-based economies.

It is hoped links with the country will be established, leading to future cultural and sporting exchanges and possibilities for trade and tourism.

Search begins for Boston's stars of future games

Boston Borough Council's portfolio holder for leisure services, Cllr Yvonne Gunter, said the search for the Olympians and Paralympians of the future starts in Boston now. She said: "Young people are being inspired by the Olympics and will be inspired by the efforts of our visiting Paralympians.

I want to hear from anyone from Boston borough who is serious about training to represent their country at the next Olympics and Paralympics and beyond.

"I also want to hear from anyone interested in taking part in a big Olympic-themed sports event in Boston that I am planning."

Write to Cllr Gunter, care of Boston Borough Council, Municipal Buildings, West Street, Boston, PE21 8QR to register your interest.

She added: "The Egyptian paralympic athletes coming to Boston is  wonderful official international recognition for the facilities we have and will be a real physical link with the Olympic movement in 2012."