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Media accreditation opens for IPC Swimming World Championships

The media accreditation process is now open for the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships in Montreal, Canada, featuring the majority of medal winners from London as they start their preparations for the next Paralympic Games in Rio in 2016.
Media interested in covering these championships can now apply online for accreditation via the event’s website media accreditation page athttp://www.paralympic.org/Events/Montreal2013/MediaCentre/Accreditation.
The IPC Swimming World Championships will be held from 12-18 August in Montreal, Canada, a city famed for its sporting heritage and vibrant culture. Around 650 athletes from 60 countries are expected to attend the event which will be the first major gathering of international swimming stars following the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
Tickets to the event are on sale now and available at https://billets-tickets.montrealipc2013.com/.
Craig Spence, IPC Media and Communications Director, said: “Montreal is a fantastic venue for this, the first major international competition for athletes since London, where less than a year ago many swimmers became household names in their home countries as they lit up the Aquatics Centre.
“We want to build on that success and to keep it going we are aiming for a big media presence.
“We expect the championships to showcase both athletes who celebrated Paralympic titles in London, as well as young, emerging talent in the sport. They will all be going out to make their mark in Montreal.”
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Notes to the Editor:
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement. The IPC supervises the organisation of the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games, and serves as the International Federation for nine sports, for which it oversees and co-ordinates the World Championships and other competitions, including swimming.
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 organisation formed and run by 174 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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