Friday, August 8

IPC launches YouTube channel

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Bonn, Germany – Today, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has
taken further action to promote Paralympic sports and the Paralympic
Movement by launching a Channel on YouTube™, the leading online video
community that allows people to discover, watch and share originally
created videos.

From today on, fans of Paralympic Sport can go to
to watch clips of Paralympic sports, athletes and events. Viewers of ParalympicSport.TV on YouTube can enjoy
the different features YouTube offers: they can subscribe to the
Channel, watch, rate and comment the latest video clips and upload
their own videos and much more.

Not only will the IPC regularly upload a selection of video clips from
the IPC's internet TV channel
but also
encourages Paralympic athletes and all fans of Paralympic Sport to
upload their Paralympic content on the YouTube channel. Video clips
uploaded by IPC will include athlete portrays, sport features, event
reports and trailers of the monthly ParalympicSport.TV magazine

During the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games daily news clips will be
published on the YouTube Channel to keep viewers up to date about what
happens in Beijing.

Said IPC President Sir Philip Craven: "Having a site on YouTube will
help to further raise awareness for the Paralympic Movement. I
encourage everyone out there to utilize this feature and upload any video that could provide another glimpse into the Paralympic world".

Watch Paralympic sports from all over the world on

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 161 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.

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