IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships to be live streamed

By U.S. Paralympics | Feb. 22, 2013, 10:30 a.m. (ET)

The International Paralympic Committee announced on today it will live stream all of the events from the 2013 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships, which will run from Feb. 25-March 5 in Solleftea, Sweden.

The events will be shown on the IPC's YouTube channel, www.YouTube.com/ParalympicSportTV, with the footage being provided by Finnish broadcast company Videpe.

Craig Spence, the IPC's Director of Communications and Media, said: "With nearly one year to go until the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, live streaming the IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships provides us a great platform to increase awareness for the sport worldwide and raise the profile of some of the sport's leading athletes by putting faces to names for viewers."

Nearly 150 athletes from 15 countries are expected to take part in the Championships, which will be the fifth event of its kind. The last Championships took place in 2011 in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia.

Below is a complete schedule of events for the Championships. The live stream will begin each day at 10 a.m. CET. (Click here to view the current time in Solleftea, Sweden.)

Feb. 25
Cross-country sprint classic 

Feb. 26
Cross-country long 

Feb. 27
Cross-country long 

Feb. 28
Biathlon short 

March 1
Biathlon middle

March 3
Biathlon long

March 4
Cross-country relay

March 5
Cross-country middle

For more information on the 2013 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships, please visit the event website at www.ipcnordicskiingworlds.org