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…
wheelchairbasketball.ca – fresh content, updates, etc. including the video series “London Calling”
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.
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.ca, www.ctvparalympics.ca and www.rdsparalympiques.ca.
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.
youtube.com/CDNParalympics – ok that’s enough