London

The Paralympics are fast approaching once again.  August 29 to September 9.   It will be my fourth Games.  I really thought I was done after three, but somehow I talked myself into one more. I’m glad I did.

In the past, I blogged/emailed from Sydney/Athens/Beijing.  This time around, I’m packing light and leaving my laptop at home.

But that doesn’t mean there will be no news from London.  On the contrary…

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wheelchairbasketball.ca – fresh content, updates, etc. including the video series “London Calling”

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Plus…

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Online Streaming

For the first time in history, Canadians can watch live multiple online streams of Paralympic Summer Games throughout the 12 days of competition. Five digital streams will offer a total of 580 hours of live coverage. Three feeds will offer daily uninterrupted coverage of swimming, wheelchair basketball, and athletics, while the two other channels will cover a range of sports and a will show a “best of” coverage from the day. All digital channels can be accessed from www.paralympic.ca, www.CTVParalympics.ca and www.RDSParalympiqes.ca.

In addition to the live streaming, the Consortium’s digital coverage also includes a comprehensive video on demand and Paralympic news library available online and via mobile platforms.

Television

Daily highlights will be broadcast from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. EST showcasing the day’s performances, medal winners, athlete interviews and event features. Complete coverage of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies will also be available on several networks including TSN2, Sportsnet One, RDS, and RDS2. A complete television broadcast schedule will be published in August.

Additionally, two of the features from the Consortium’s “Difference Makers”
series will feature Paralympians. Hosted by Rick Hansen (English) and Chantal Petitclerc (French), the series asks elite athletes to reveal inspiring stories of those who made a difference in their lives.

Website and Social Media

Supporting the online streaming and television broadcast initiatives will be athlete biographies, competition updates, results and photos on both www.paralympic.cawww.ctvparalympics.ca and www.rdsparalympiques.ca.

Canadians can also stay connected to the Paralympic Games through the CPC’s Twitter and Facebook accounts (@CDNParalympics and www.facebook.com/CDNParalympics

The Team Canada Today Newsletter will be produced and available for download on the Canadian Paralympic Committee’s website each and every day of the Games. Users can sign up for the newsletter distribution here.

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youtube.com/user/ParalympicSportTV and paralympic.org – more updates, video, and live streaming

youtube.com/CDNParalympics – ok that’s enough

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9 Responses to “London”

  1. Ahmad Says:

    Hi Patrick I’m so glad to her that News
    Looking forward to see you in the london Olympic. UR a fantastic player I have seen in my life. Wish to you all the beast. Taker care
    Ahmad.

  2. Nienke Says:

    Hi Patrick,
    Just want to say sorry I didn’t buy you that beer I promised you for interrupting you speech after the final of the Papendal Tournament last weekend! :). Still owe you one (or two)! Maybe next time you are in Amsterdam/Holland.
    Good luck in London, go for gold! And enjoy your time there.
    Nienke

  3. Pete Miles Says:

    Fantastic effort by the team tonight. Good to see you out there for another Paralympics.

  4. Helene Says:

    Hiya Patrick Shouldn’t be doing this as I’m a GB supporter but hey ho (credit where it’s due) actually my 10 yr old son has become totally hooked on wheelchair basketball & last night against GB you became his new sporting hero. So thank you for the inspiration to an able bodied little boy to do his very best at his chosen sport: karate. He reckons if he approaches his karate with the energy & commitment you obviously have, he’ll get his black belt before long! he is begging to be allowed to stay up & watch your whole match tonight…and yes I will allow it, as I will be watching it with him. Good luck from a GB supporter. Glad you decided to give it a go this year – my children are taking a lot from you. My daughter went to karate training last night with an injured elbow to try her best – inspired by the Paralympics not to quit! Hope your games goes well.

  5. John Nuttall Says:

    hi there from john in manchester england… just rang my friend in toronto and he has not heard of you … i told him to get a life and watch you and your team play.. i used to play basketball as a teenager and have loved watching your skill and attitude…. also i am a musician, so all the best in that too… thanks for your inspirational sportsmanship, which has kept my glued to the tv for the sheer enjoyment of it .. nice one , john

  6. Sarah Says:

    Hi!!!!Glued to the tv all the games of Canada…and a gold medal..you are soooooo amazingggggg…lots of love from Scotland…sarah xx

  7. Fiona MacKenzie Says:

    I watched a CTV news report earlier today highlighting you and your teammates -I love basketball as a player and spectator, so the report caught my attention. Your individual stories and love for the game are inspirational to all of us on so many levels!

    CONGRATS on winning GOLD -not too bad for an “experienced” player out of retirement! ;0)

  8. Pete Miles Says:

    A big congrats on the gold Pat! It was great to see you play here in London. All the best in the future mate!

  9. Torrance Says:

    Hi Patrick, Congrats on Winning Gold in London! You were Amazing! I would have loved to watch more of your games on TV. I believe the Paralympics coverage on TV in Canada needs to change. So I recently started a petition on change.org: “CTV, CBC: Cover Paralympics Now.” Paralympians deserve more coverage. Could you support the cause? Thanks!

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