It’s taken a year of hard work but I cannot tell you how happy we all are at the IPC to launch our new website.
The aim of the new look site is to provide you with a global base where you can access all the latest information about Paralympic sports, the Paralympic Games, the Paralympic Movement and, most importantly, our athletes.
With the new site we want to raise the profile of our athletes and therefore you will find more videos, more photos and more stories of them then ever before, together with new updated and improved biographies courtesy of Infostrada
We’re also working closely with some leading London 2012 medal contenders to develop official Facebook pages for them ensuring you can interact with them every step of the way on their journey to the Games.
A number of our athletes, including World and Paralympic champions, are also great writers and will be regularly contributing to our blogs section over the coming weeks, months and years.
Today’s highly entertaining blog is from Aussie sprint king Evan O’Hanlon, an athlete on a personal crusade to tweet a random fact each day in the lead up to London 2012.
Over the coming months, we have plans to further improve the site. Soon our IPC Sports site will receive a facelift and even more video content will be uploaded.
We’re also working hard to ensure the site features everything you need in the run up to, and during the London 2012 Paralympic Games. I can’t share too many details just yet, but I’m confident everything will be in place to make the site one of the best around during and after London.
None of the new site would have been possible without the hard work of a lot of people. I’d like to personally thank IPC Worldwide partner Atos who designed, developed and built the site, and IPC International Partner Allianz who have brought together masses of their Paralympic content under the Believe in Yourself section of the new site.
I’d also like to pay tribute to my colleagues who have spent the last month living at their desks ensuring the site is ready for today!
Finally, I’d like your feedback on the new site, so please send a tweet to @paralympic or post a comment at www.facebook.com/ParalympicSport.TV Before you do that however, take a look around you and if you know anyone inspirational enough to take part in the London 2012 Paralympic Games Torch Relay then nominate them at www.paralympic.org/torchrelay before 29 February.
Enjoy the site.
Craig Spence, IPC Media and Communications Senior Manager