As the entire media team of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) will soon be heading to Canada for the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, all preparations are in their final stages. The Games do not begin until March 12, however various tools and channels are already in place to relay as much information as possible to Paralympic fans around the world.
The first official newsletter, labeled “Vancouver 2010 News,” will be distributed to Paralympic fans all around the world. It will provide a daily overview of the Games experience. Inside will be various interviews with the people of the Paralympic Games, including athletes, officials, volunteers, family members and spectators.
“It is not the first time we are doing a newsletter. We already did one in Athens 2004, Torino 2006 and Beijing 2008,” Steffi Klein of IPC told O&P Business News.
Additionally, the IPC Media & Communications Team will be publishing stories directly related to the Games including competitions and results, as well as other cultural activities connected to the Vancouver 2010 Winter Paralympics experience.
The president of the IPC, Sir Philip Craven, has already begun his own interpretation of the Games with a blog. Like in Beijing, this blog will provide an inside look at the president’s experiences, with the possibility to include comments below each entry in an open forum-like platform for the Paralympic community.
The IPC’s official internet channel, ParalympicSport.TV, will deliver the most comprehensive coverage of Paralympic Winter Games ever, with a live feed and videos on-demand of the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games.
“The goal is to raise awareness of the Paralympic Movement and the amazing achievements of Paralympic athletes and reach all corners of the world,” Klein said in a news release.