Vancouver ready for the Paralympic Games
The 2010 Olympic Winter Games have ended, but Vancouver continues to welcome the world, and is getting ready for the Paralympic Games, which will kick off with an Opening Ceremony on 12 March 2010. From 13 to 21 March 2010, spectators will be able to watch exciting Paralympic competitions in Alpine skiing, biathlon, cross country skiing, ice sledge hockey and wheelchair curling, which will be taking place in Vancouver and in Whistler, at the same venues which were used just a few days earlier for the Olympic Games.
Biggest coverage ever
ParalympicSport.TV, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC)’s official internet channel, will deliver the most comprehensive coverage of Paralympic Winter Games ever, with a live feed and videos on demand. Viewers from all over the world can tune in at www.ParalympicSport.TV. You can also stay in touch with the Vancouver Paralympic Games via Facebook
at www.facebook.com/ParalympicSport.TV and YouTube at www.youtube.com/paralympicsporttv.
Close IOC-IPC cooperation
The Vancouver Organising Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) is responsible for delivering both the Olympic and the Paralympic Games, which is the result of the close partnership between the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) since 2001. The Paralympic Games always take place shortly after the Olympic Games, using the same sports venues and facilities. Furthermore, the IPC has a representative on the IOC Athletes’ Commission as well as on the IOC’s Evaluation and Coordination commissions for the Games. The IPC President, Sir Philip Craven, is also an IOC member.
Learn more about the Paralympic Games in Vancouver