OTTAWA, Feb. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - With Team Canada and Canadian fans looking
forward with great anticipation to Sochi, the Canadian Paralympic
Committee (CPC) is now accepting applications for press accreditation
from Canadian print and internet media for the Sochi 2014 Paralympic
The dates of the Paralympic Winter Games are March 7 to 16, 2014. Canada
is aiming for a top-three finish in the gold medal count and expects to
field a highly-competitive team of about 50 athletes competing in five
sports: sledge hockey, wheelchair curling, biathlon, para-Nordic skiing
and para-alpine skiing - including para-snowboard, making its Games
debut in Sochi.
Canadian media are invited to fill out the Press Organization
Registration form available here: https://www.paralympic.ca/images/SOCHI_ACCREDITATION_Press_Registration_Inscription_de_presse.xls and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 15, 2013.
Please note that this is the only process for Canadian print and
internet media to apply for accreditation for the Sochi 2014 Paralympic
The following categories of accreditation will be managed by the CPC for
the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games:
"E": Written Press - journalist, editor, photographic editor employed or
contracted by a world news agency, a national agency, a general daily
newspaper, a sports daily, a sports magazine or sports internet site, a
periodical or independent/freelance journalist under contract
"EP": Photographer - meeting the same criteria as those defined for
"ET": Technician - i.e. computer, electrician, lab personnel, technical
staff - working for a media organization.
The CPC expects to complete the allocation of print, photographer and
technical media accreditations by May 1, 2013 and will notify all
applicants upon completion.
"ENR," non rights-holding broadcast (radio and/or television)
organizations, must apply through the International Paralympic
Committee (IPC) by contacting Media Operations Manager Eva Werthmann at
email@example.com. The deadline for ENRs to show their interest in covering the Sochi
2014 Paralympic Games is March 29, 2013.
Sochi 2014 manages the accreditation process for rights-holding
About the Canadian Paralympic Committee
The Canadian Paralympic Committee is a non-profit, private organization
with 46 member sports organizations dedicated to strengthening the
Paralympic movement. The Canadian Paralympic Committee's vision is to
be the world's leading Paralympic nation. Its mission is to lead the
development of a sustainable Paralympic sport system in Canada to
enable athletes to reach the podium at the Paralympic Games. By
supporting Canadian Paralympic athletes and promoting their success,
the Canadian Paralympic Committee inspires all Canadians with a
disability to get involved in sport through programs delivered by its
member organizations. For more information, visit www.paralympic.ca.
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About Team Canada and the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games
CHEF DE MISSION
Canada's Chef de Mission is Ozzie Sawicki, an accomplished coach and
sport leader. Ozzie has experience at four previous Paralympic Games
and was the Head Coach for Para-Alpine at the 2002 Salt Lake City
Paralympic Games, where his squad won 12 of the total 15 medals won by
Team Canada at those Games.
Building on the great success of the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter
Games, Canada is looking to continue its winning ways at future Games.
The Canadian Paralympic Team is aiming to finish in the top three
nations at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, based on gold medal
count. This goal was established in collaboration with Own the Podium,
Sport Canada and winter National Sport Organizations.
At the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, Team Canada placed third
in the gold medal count, winning 19 medals: 10 gold, five silver and
SOCHI TEST EVENTS
Sochi will host the World Wheelchair Curling Championship Feb. 16-23,
Paralympic test events will take place in Sochi in March 2013 for
para-alpine skiing, para-snowboard, biathlon and para-Nordic skiing.
Sledge hockey's test event in Sochi is scheduled for August/September
2013 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
The 2013 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships in para-Nordic skiing and
biathlon will be staged in Sollefteå, Sweden from February 25 to March
The 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships will be staged in La
Molina, Spain from February 17 to 28.
In sledge hockey, the A Pool World Championships will draw the top eight
teams in Goyang, Korea from April 12 to 20, with the top five finishers
qualifying directly for the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.
The Canadian Paralympic Team for Sochi will be finalized and announced
in February 2014.
SOURCE: Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)
For further information:
Manager, Media Relations and Communications
Canadian Paralympic Committee
Tel: 613-569-4333 ext. 243
Executive Director, Communications and Marketing
Canadian Paralympic Committee
Tel: 613-569-4333 ext. 224