More than 100 countries to broadcast Paralympics
London organizers say more than 100 countries will broadcast the
Paralympics, providing the most comprehensive coverage of the event
Ten broadcast deals have been signed since the Olympics ended in
London two weeks ago, ensuring coverage reaches countries such as
Iran, Mongolia and Pakistan.
Organizing committee chairman Sebastian Coe says the Paralympics
will have ”more athletes here than ever before, more countries
competing and … more media and broadcasters than ever
Organizers hope to wrap up further deals ahead of Wednesday’s
However, International Paralympic Committee President Philip
Craven says he is ”very disappointed” there will only be 5.5
hours of coverage – none of it live – in the United States, where
NBC owns the rights.
About 4,200 athletes from 166 delegations will be competing.