“The new look sites are much fresher and easier to use for visitors. Following the success of our Ones to Watch lists for London 2012 we have also created new lists of which athletes to look out for in all three of the sports.
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has launched new-look websites for the three winter sports for which it acts as the international federation - IPC Alpine Skiing, IPC Nordic Skiing and IPC Ice Sledge Hockey.
Designed and built by international IT services company and IPC worldwide IT partner Atos, www.ipc-alpineskiing.org, www.ipc-nordicskiing.org and www.ipc-icesledgehockey.org aim to give visitors a deeper insight into all three sports.
The sites are all microsites of the main IPC website www.paralympic.org, and integrate the latest news together with video footage of previous Paralympic Games, historical results and world rankings and results.
Craig Spence, the IPC’s Director of Media and Communications, said: “The new look sites are much fresher and easier to use for visitors. Following the success of our Ones to Watch lists for London 2012 we have also created new lists of which athletes to look out for in all three of the sports.
“Since the re-launch of www.paralympic.org in February and our four summer Paralympic sport sites in August we have seen visitor numbers increase by over 100 per cent. The overall strategy is to bring all IPC sports together under one digital hub which users can access from multiple entry points.”
In addition to the three new winter sport sites, the IPC also has created Facebook pages for each of the sports. These can be found at www.facebook.com/IPCAlpineSkiing, www.facebook.com/IPCNordicSkiing and www.facebook.com/IceSledgeHockey and complement the IPC’s official Facebook page www.facebook.com/ParalympicGames and Twitter account @paralympic
The IPC also recently launched new microsites for next February’s IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, Spain and IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships in Solleftea, Sweden. Visitors can find out the latest information about both events at http://www.ipcalpineskiingworlds.org/ and www.ipcnordicskiingworlds.org.
In addition, for full coverage from this month's IPC Ice Sledge Hockey B Pool World Championships in Novi Sad, Serbia, please visit www.icesledgehockeyworlds.org.