POSTED: Tuesday January 18th 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ParalympicSport.TV to Broadcast Live Coverage of Alpine Skiing World Champs

Watch online as 130 athletes from 27 countries compete on the slopes of Sestriere, Italy.

The International Paralympic Committee's (IPC) online TV channel www.ParalympicSport.TV will be broadcasting live coverage from the IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships which are already underway in Sestriere, Italy.

More than 130 athletes from 27 countries are competing in Sestriere in what is the first major international gathering of alpine skiers after the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games.

www.ParalympicSport.TV will be broadcasting live coverage of each competition day throughout the Championships starting from today, which will see the Super G from 10:00 to 12:00 GMT.

Following the Super G will be the Super Combined race on Wednesday (9:00-11:00 GMT and 12:30-14:00 GMT), the Slalom on Thursday (9:00-11:00 GMT and 12:30-14:30 GMT) and, after one day of rest, the Giant Slalom on Saturday (9:00-11:00 GMT and 12:00-13:15 GMT). The team event will finish the World Championships on Sunday (9:00-11:00 GMT and 12:00-13:15 GMT).

Craig Spence, the IPC's Media and Communications Senior Manager, said: "We are very proud that we can offer our skiers a platform to showcase their outstanding performances to the world.

"It will be especially interesting to see how the stars of Vancouver will be competing and if there are new talents on the horizon who can challenge them."

The IPC is not only showing the live action from Sestriere on www.ParalympicSport.TV, but is also on site in the mixed zone to get the first reactions from the skiers after their run. These video clips can be watched on the ParalympicSport.TV YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/paralympicsporttv.

In addition to the live coverage from Sestriere, Paralympic sports fans can also get the latest news, gossip and pictures from the World Championships via the IPC's official Facebook page www.facebook.com/ParalympicSportTV and Twitter page www.twitter.com/paralympic

Competition will take place in the same Alpine Skiing venue which was used during the Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games.

For more information about Alpine Skiing, please visit www.ipc-alpineskiing.org.

Notes to the Editor:
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement. The IPC organizes the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games, and serves as the International Federation for nine sports, for which it supervises and co-ordinates the World Championships and other competitions. The IPC is committed to enabling Paralympic athletes to achieve sporting excellence and to developing sport opportunities for all persons with a disability from the beginner to elite level. In addition, the IPC aims to promote the Paralympic values, which include courage, determination, inspiration and equality.

Founded on 22 September 1989, the IPC is an international non-profit organization formed and run by 167 National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) from five regions and four disability specific international sports federations (IOSDs). The IPC Headquarters and its management team are located in Bonn, Germany.

For further information, please contact Craig Spence, IPC Media and Communications Senior Manager on e-mail: craig.spence@paralympic.org or call +49-228-2097-230. Alternatively, please visit www.paralympic.org or www.ParalympicSport.TV

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Name: Craig Spence
Organization: International Paralympic Committee
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Phone: 00492282097230
URL: http://www.paralympic.org/


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