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Live Coverage and Replays of the 2010 Paralympic Games Events

Published : 2010-01-09 - Updated : 2016-09-23
Author : Disabled World

Synopsis: Live coverage and replays including online media coverage of 2010 Winter Vancouver and Whistler Paralympic Game events in Canada.

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Canada will shortly be seeing visitors arriving for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The 2010 Winter Paralympics, also known as the X Paralympic Winter Games, events will be held in Vancouver, Canada, with some events held in the resort town of Whistler nearby, between March 12 to March 21, 2010. The Paralympic Opening Ceremony will take place in BC Place Stadium, Vancouver.

The Paralympic Winter Games showcase participants' athletic achievements rather than their physical disability in five sports: alpine skiing, biathlon, cross country skiing, sled hockey and wheelchair curling. In Vancouver, a total of 600 athletes from approximately 40 countries will compete in these five sports.

The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) acknowledges the importance of Paralympic Games media coverage, particularly through television, and is leading the Paralympic rights negotiations with all broadcasters worldwide. VANOC are focused on increasing their commitment to both live and extensive coverage. The television signals of the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games will be produced fully in High-Definition Television (HDTV), a first for the Paralympic Winter Games, and a step which allows broadcasters to bring the highest quality coverage to their viewers around the world. VANOC will continue to work with broadcasters to expand coverage of the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games so the widest possible audience can watch live coverage of Paralympic events on television.

Vancouver 2010 Olympics will be broadcast worldwide by a number of television broadcasters. As rights for the 2010 games have been packaged with those for the 2012 Summer Olympics, broadcasters will be largely identical for both events. The 2010 Olympics marks the first games where the host broadcasting facilities will be provided solely by OBS.

If you are not among the lucky visitors to the 2010 games, how do you get to see the Paralympics live

Live coverage and replays of the 2010 Paralympic events can be found below:

Paralympic games TV coverage in Australia:

ABC TV plans to broadcast daily coverage of the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games from the 12 - 21 March bringing you all the thrills of the 2010 Winter Paralympics from Vancouver. ABC TV received the International Paralympics media award for outstanding coverage of the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games making it the second Paralympic Games in a row that ABC TV's coverage has won Gold for its broadcast. (ABC TV won the IPC Broadcast Media Award for its coverage of the Turin 2006 Winter Paralympic Games.)

Watching the 2010 Olympics in Canada:

In Canada, the Olympic Games will be broadcast by a new consortium led by CTVglobemedia and Rogers Media, displacing previous broadcaster CBC Sports. Main English-language coverage will be shown on the CTV Television Network, while supplementary programming will be mainly shown on TSN and Rogers Sportsnet. The consortium plans over 50 hours of television coverage, the widest undertaking of Paralympic coverage ever taken by Canadian broadcasters.

Fans of Canada's National Sledge Team will have the chance to watch the team on television from start to finish of the Paralympic Winter Games. Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium announced that every sledge hockey game featuring the host country at the Paralympics will be shown in English on CTV, TSN or Rogers Sportsnet and in French on RDS and RIS Info Sports. In addition, the gold medal game will be shown live on CTV and RDS. The Consortium will televise a total of 50 hours of the Paralympic Winter Games in English and French. All of the coverage will be available in High Definition.

Where to Watch the 2010 Paralympics in the U.K.

The BBC Sport website editor Lewis Wiltshire wrote the following response to comments on his blog: "we will be reporting the Winter Paralympics daily via news reports and this website using reporters and crews based in Vancouver and Whistler. There are provisional plans in place to stream the curling live through the BBC Sport website and BBC Red Button if the GB team make the medal rounds and we will also be broadcasting a one hour highlights program on Monday 22 March on BBC TWO. We will not be broadcasting any other live coverage due to budget restrictions and the time zone factor. This decision was made several months ago."

France - France Televisions will provide live Paralympic Games coverage on its website.

Italy - Sky Sport will provide record coverage with all games live on 5 dedicated HD channels.

Coverage of the Paralympic Games in the United States:

NBC Sports and Universal Sports multi-platform broadcast coverage of the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games presented by GE. Coverage on NBC Sports will include a one-hour program recapping the Opening Ceremony on Saturday, March 13 (1-2 p.m. ET) and a two-hour highlights program on Saturday, April 10 (3-5 p.m. ET).

Universal Sports will broadcast a nightly two-hour show for nine straight nights dedicated to the daily competition of the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games starting on Monday, March 15 at 6 p.m. ET (re-air at 11 p.m. ET) and continuing nightly through Tuesday, March 23.

Internet websites to view the 2010 Winter Paralympics Online:

www.ctvolympics.ca will be providing official coverage of the Paralympic Games, with relevant broadcast schedules including live sport events online, television schedules and archived sport events.

ParalympicSport.TV is a top quality 24/7 television channel broadcasting online and is free of charge. People all over the world are able to watch live and delayed sports programming, or see the coverage on demand later. With this channel the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) tries to promote the Paralympic sports and the Paralympic spirit. ParalympicSport.TV allows more people to experience and witness the outstanding sporting performances of athletes with a disability - Paralympic Sport TV

Keep an eye on the Youtube video website as video clips of highlights of the 2010 Paralympics, including the opening and closing ceremonies, are bound to be posted by Youtube members present at the games.

In addition Disabled World will be adding video clips of events and highlights of the Paralympics to our Disability Videos section.

Further information on broadcast channels, Internet website broadcasts, and event times will be added as Disabled World receives additional media information.

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