REMINDER - Canadian Media Accreditation Process Open for the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games

OTTAWA, March 20, 2013 /CNW/ - With Team Canada and Canadian fans looking forward with great anticipation to Sochi, the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) is accepting applications for press accreditation from Canadian print and internet media for the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.

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 media@paralympic.ca 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 Games.

The following categories of accreditation will be managed by the CPC for the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games:

  1. "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
  2. "EP": Photographer - meeting the same criteria as those defined for category "E".
  3. "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) here: http://www.paralympic.org/events.
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 broadcasters.

For additional information for media, please view the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games Press Services and Facilities Guide:
http://www.paralympic.ca/images/stories/Sochi2014/Paralymp_Press_Services_and_Facilities_Guide_February_2013.pdf

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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SOURCE: Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)

For further information:

Alison Korn Manager,
Media Relations and Communications
Canadian Paralympic Committee
Tel: 613-569-4333 ext. 243
Cell: 613-298-4927
akorn@paralympic.ca

Martin Richard
Executive Director, Communications and Marketing
Canadian Paralympic Committee
Tel: 613-569-4333 ext. 224
Cell: 613-725-4339
mrichard@paralympic.ca


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