IPC Opens Media Accreditation for London 2012 Paralympic Games

30 Sep 2011

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has opened the media accreditation process for non-rights holding broadcasters interested in attending the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Interested broadcast organizations, who have not acquired the broadcasting rights to the London 2012 Paralympics, can apply via the IPC’s website at www.paralympic.org/events until 17 February 2012. After this deadline, the IPC will evaluate all applications before moving to the next step of the accreditation process.

As in previous Paralympic Games, written press and photographers will apply for media accreditation via their respective National Paralympic Committee (NPC). In order to ensure a successful and high-quality media coverage of the Paralympic Games, the NPCs are responsible for ensuring and confirming that the organizations and individuals being accredited are genuine recognized media professionals. Contact information for all NPCs can be found on the IPC's website.

For more information on the media accreditation process, visit http://www.paralympic.org/sites/default/files/document/120208113600191_London+2012+Media+Accreditation.pdf

The London 2012 Paralympic Games will take place from 29 August to 9 September of next year. More than 4,200 athletes from 150 countries are expected to come to the British capital and compete for the medals in 20 sports.

Notes to the Editor:

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement. The IPC organizes the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games, and serves as the International Federation for nine sports, for which it supervises and co-ordinates the World Championships and other competitions. The IPC is committed to enabling Paralympic athletes to achieve sporting excellence and to developing sport opportunities for all persons with a disability from the beginner to elite level. In addition, the IPC aims to promote the Paralympic values, which include courage, determination, inspiration and equality.

Founded on 22 September 1989, the IPC is an international non-profit organization formed and run by 170 National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) from five regions and four disability specific international sports federations (IOSDs). The IPC Headquarters and its management team are located in Bonn, Germany.

For further information, please contact Craig Spence, IPC Media and Communications Senior Manager on e-mail: craig.spence@paralympic.org or call +49-228-2097-230. Alternatively, please visit www.paralympic.org or www.ParalympicSport.TV.