The Agitos was displayed in the Park during London 2012’s spectacular Paralympic Games. Located on the main bridge in the north of the Park, it measures nearly four metres wide and three metres high.
Meaning ‘I move’ in Latin, it symbolises the Paralympic motto ‘Spirit in Motion’. The Agitos will be joined in the Park by the Olympic Rings at the end of this year.
Dennis Hone, Chief Executive of the London Legacy Development Corporation, said:
“We are delighted that the original Agitos from London 2012’s incredible Paralympic Games will be displayed in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and that visitors can strike a pose in front of this iconic symbol.”
Tim Hollingsworth, Chief Executive of the British Paralympic Association, said:
“The giant Agitos, the symbol of the Paralympics, was an iconic part of the build-up to the 2012 Paralympic Games and I’m sure many people will remember the incredible sight of them fixed onto Tower Bridge in central London. The installation of this Agitos, which followed on from an identical positioning of the Olympic Rings to celebrate the Olympics, showed London’s commitment to treat both Games equally.
“Just over a year on from London, it is fantastic to see the Agitos placed today on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as a permanent reminder of such a groundbreaking Games. I hope they provide visitors with the opportunity to remember the magic of that summer and to look forward to future Paralympic Games with the same enthusiasm that they felt for London 2012.”