- Posted August 4, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
What do the Paralympics mean to you?
Inspiring A Generation
- sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer
This iReport was filmed on the quayside of the River Tyne under the magnificent Tyne Bridge which links the City of Newcastle with the town of Gateshead. The Tyne Bridge was opened in 1928 and it quickly won a place in the hearts of local people.
It is an icon featured in films, on television and has been the subject of thousands of photographs. Ships from all over the world have tied up in sight of its massive steel arch and millions have passed over it, by car, lorry, bus, tram, motorcycle, bicycle and on foot.
Now as part of the London 2012 Olympics it has been adorned with a set of Olympic Rings. The aluminium rings are about 25m (80ft) wide and 12m (40ft) high, making them the largest set of metal Olympic rings in the UK.
Newcastle's St James Park is one of the Olympic football (Soccer) venues and recently witnessed the US women’s soccer team beat New Zealand 2-0 to advance to the Olympic semi finals.