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 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) 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
For additional information for media, please view the Sochi 2014
Paralympic Winter Games Press Services and Facilities Guide:
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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For further information:
Alison Korn 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