The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) will have an exhibition about the Paralympic Movement during the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, March 12-21.
Titled “Spirit in Motion – Discover What Moves Us”, the IPC Exhibition will be placed in the middle of Whistler, and is supported by IPC worldwide partner Otto Bock HealthCare. The aim of the interactive exhibition is to provide all visitors with information about the Paralympic movement and Paralympic Games history, including specific details on sports, athletes’ stories and background knowledge on technology.
Close to 600 athletes from 64 different countries will be competing for medals at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in five Paralympic sports, including Alpine Skiing, Biathlon, Cross-Country Skiing, Ice Sledge Hockey and Wheelchair Curling.
“The Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games not only bring the spirit of our athletes to light, they also show the tremendous progress of our movement,” Sir Philip Craven, IPC president, said in a new release.
Chairperson and chief executive officer of Otto Bock HealthCare, professor Hans Georg Naeder, said that both the IPC and Otto Bock thought it would be a positive experience for the Games and visitors.
The IPC Exhibition will be housed in a 120 square meter “Snow-Dome.” Included in the exhibition will be an extensive timeline, which will illustrate the Paralympic Movement since its beginning in 1948. The exhibition will also have prostheses and wheelchairs on display. Before leaving the Snow-Dome, visitors will also have the chance to enjoy the Paralympic Lounge, with film clips showing past Games.
At night, the outside of the Snow-Dome will be illuminated with quotes and phrases from successful athletes.