IPC Appoints Press Association as Host National Agency

10 May 2011 By IPC

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has appointed the Press Association as the Host National Agency for the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Under the terms of the agreement the Press Association will provide the most comprehensive coverage ever for a Paralympic Games for the British media with a dedicated team of journalists working across all 20 London 2012 Paralympic Games sporting disciplines.

The Press Association will provide unrivalled coverage to national and regional media including distribution to over 400 local news websites, as well as to its extensive corporate client base.

They will also work closely with the IPC, Paralympics GB and London 2012 to cover the main news stories in Paralympic Sport in the build-up to next year’s Games.

Xavier Gonzalez, the IPC’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “The Press Association has a strong track record of delivering excellent content from its extensive network of reporters to regional and national media across the UK.

“In Beijing in 2008, they set new records for the scale of content produced at a Paralympic Games and I expect them to go many steps further now that they are the Host National Agency for the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

“We look forward to working with them on the Games which, we hope, will generate more media coverage than any before for Paralympic Sport in the UK and around the world.”

Tony Watson, Managing Director, Press Association said: “We are honoured to be taking on this responsibility. As Host National Agency for the London 2012 Paralympic Games we aim to provide unparalleled coverage of this inspiring event, both throughout the Games themselves and in the lead up over the next year. As ever, our customers can rely on us to capture all of the results and the news in words, pictures and video, and our strong relationships with British media will help to ensure wide coverage across the UK and beyond.”

The London 2012 Paralympic Games will take place between 29 August and 9 September 2012.