As the entire media team of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is now in the Chinese capital for the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, the operations are fully up and running. The Games do not begin for another four days, however the members of the staff are in place to relay as much information as possible to the Paralympic fans all around the world.02 Sep 2008
Starting out, you might notice the first official newsletter that will be on our website. Labeled “Beijing 2008 News”, it will provide a daily overview of the Games experience. Included will be various interviews with the people of the Paralympic Games, including the athletes, officials, volunteers, family member, and other spectators. Additionally the IPC Media and Communications Team will be publishing stories directly related to the Games like competitions and the results therein, as well as other cultural activities connected to the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games experience.
The President of the IPC, Sir Philip Craven, has already begun his own interpretation of the Games, with a President’s Blog. This blog is first for the Paralympic Games and will provide an inside look of the president’s experiences and what he wants to say to the readers. There is also the possibility to include comments below each entry, allowing an open forum-like platform for the Paralympic community.
The web channel, www.ParalympicSport.TV will be broadcasting the Games and running interviews with the athletes throughout the event. A complete listing of programming schedules will be up on the IPC website soon.
If there are any inquiries during the Games, there is a special IPC Media email address that has been created. Feel free to email with media-related questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.