BONN, May 11, 2011 - The
International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has appointed the Press Association as
the Host National Agency for the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
Under the terms of the
agreement the Press Association will provide the most comprehensive coverage ever
for a Paralympic Games for the British media with a dedicated team of
journalists working across all 20 London 2012 Paralympic Games sporting
The Press Association will
provide unrivalled coverage to national and regional media including
distribution to over 400 local news websites, as well as to its extensive
corporate client base.
They will also work
closely with the IPC, Paralympics GB and London 2012 to cover the main news
stories in Paralympic Sport in the build-up to next year's Games.
Xavier Gonzalez, the IPC's
Chief Executive Officer, said: "The Press Association has a strong track
record of delivering excellent content from its extensive network of reporters
to regional and national media across the UK.
"In Beijing in 2008,
they set new records for the scale of content produced at a Paralympic Games
and I expect them to go many steps further now that they are the Host National
Agency for the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
"We look forward to
working with them on the Games which, we hope, will generate more media
coverage than any before for Paralympic Sport in the UK and around the
Tony Watson, Managing
Director, Press Association said: "We are honoured to be taking on this
responsibility. As Host National Agency for the London 2012 Paralympic Games we
aim to provide unparalleled coverage of this inspiring event, both throughout
the Games themselves and in the lead up over the next year. As ever, our
customers can rely on us to capture all of the results and the news in words,
pictures and video, and our strong relationships with British media will
help to ensure wide coverage across the UK and beyond."
The London 2012 Paralympic Games will take place between 29 August and 9