Friday, May 27, 2016


Not before time maybe, photos from the London 2012 Paralympic Games have been uploaded into Wikimedia Commons.

These are 524 high quality images from the APC's official photographer in London, Sport the Library. The photos were selected by Nick Gregory-Roberts and re-named, uploaded and categorised by Lauren Robertson.

We have tried to ensure that there is at least one image of every athlete who competed in London.

Still to be added are overall shots of the Games, including opening and closing ceremonies.

Please contact with any questions or issues about the images.

Many athletes from London will be in Rio and these images will enhance their Wikipedia articles.

You can view them here.

The APC recently acquired about 700 images from the 1988 Seoul Games from South Australian Don Worley. These will be digitised between now and the end of June and then uploaded into Wikimedia Commons once each photo has been identified and metadata has been added.

We are currently working on images from the Beijing 2008 Games, Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014.

Negotiations are also underway to enable us to upload images from Athens 2004.

Watch this space!

In the meantime, all images from the Australian Paralympic Committee in Wikimedia Commons have been categorised to make it easier to find images from specific Games and to assist us to target those Games and athletes where there is a shortage of images.

If you haven't checked out the image library lately, there are now 2,622 photos available for use from here.

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