Canadian Paralympic Committee invites media to the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Games

    Accreditation applications for Canadian media now available

    VANCOUVER, April 30 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee
(CPC) is now accepting media accreditation applications from Canadian print,
Internet and radio journalists, as well as photographers for the Vancouver
2010 Paralympic Games which will run from March 12-21, 2010 in Vancouver and
    The Paralympic Games are an international multi-sport event for elite
athletes with a physical disability.
    Approximately 40 Canadian athletes from across the nation will compete in
Vancouver 2010, the first Paralympic Winter Games to be held in Canada. The
2010 Paralympic Games will attract 600 para-athletes from 40 countries, to
compete in para-alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, ice sledge
hockey and wheelchair curling.
    With Canadian athletes currently world champions in four of the five
Paralympic winter sports, Canada can look forward to having its most
competitive team ever at a Winter Games, and achieving its goal of finishing
in the top three nations overall.
    This is the only opportunity for non-rights holding Canadian print,
Internet and radio journalists, as well as photographers to apply for
accreditation to cover the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games. The
categories for accreditation are as follows: "E" Journalists (print, online
and non-rights holding radio journalists) and "EP" Photographers. Applications
for accreditation must be accompanied by:

    1. A signed letter of assignment on official letterhead of a recognized
       media organization from the publisher, assignment editor or bureau
       chief. It must specify the name and functional title of the applicant.
       A contact must also be provided for the publisher, assignment editor
       or bureau chief signing the letter. Please note that we accept
       electronic signature.
    2. Two articles from a newspaper, magazine, trade magazine, other
       publication or online article with byline that has been published
       within the last year. Radio reporters should present recordings or a
       transcript of two recent reports that have aired within the last year.

    To apply for accreditation for the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Games,
please visit to review the Media
Accreditation Policy and Criteria and download the application form, to be
returned (by email or post) with supporting documents to Marie-Hélène Cayer by
Sunday, May 31, 2009.

    Rights holding media and all broadcasters should contact Steffi Klein,
from the International Paralympic Committee at

For further information:

For further information: Marie-Hélène Cayer, Canadian Paralympic
Committee, (778) 329-0328,

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