2014 Youth Olympic Games
22 Aug 14
Despite no racing on Friday 22 August the Opening Series has now concluded and all eyes will be on the final stage of the event on Saturday 23 August.
Nicolas Vimont Vicary
Per Eugen Kristiansen
|BRA||Luis Leal de Faria|
Rossano M. Leitão
The Qingdao Olympic Sailing Centre is located on Fushan Bay, just a short bus ride or 20-minute walk from the centre of Qingdao city. The venue was formerly the Beihai Shipyard, which has been relocated to Haixi Bay in the Huangdao District of Qingdao at the cost of over US $230 million. Together with the construction work, this brought the total cost of the project to US $436 million, although all of this investment is set to be recouped through plans to utilize the venue after the Games.
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Qingdao, also known as Tsingtao, lies along China's east coast at the south of the Shandong Peninsula, approximately 800 km southeast of Beijing. Approximately 2½ million people live in the Qingdao urban area, where the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Centre is located.
Over $430 million has been invested to prepare Qingdao for the sailing events at the 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the sailing committee has worked hard to ensure that the city, and the sport, will receive a long-term return.
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|2008 Paralympic Games Doping Control Guide||The Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games Doping Control Guide explains in detail the procedures applicable to the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games in respect of Anti-Doping Policies and will be applied throughout the duration of the Games|
|2008 Paralympic Sailing Competition Measurement Regulations||The IFDS Measurement Regulations valid during the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games Sailing Competition.|
|2008 Paralympic Sailing Competition Notice of Race||The Notice of Race for the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games Sailing Competition|
|2008 Paralympic Sailing Competition Qualification System||Details of the Qualification System for the three sailing events at the 2008 Paralympic Games|
|2008 Paralympic Sailing Competition Sailing Instructions||The Sailing Instructions for the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games Sailing Competition.|
|DAM, IFDS Guide to Decal Application to Mainsails||DAM IFDS Guide to Decal Application to Mainsails (DAM) at Disabled Sailing Championships and Paralympic Sailing Competitions.|
|IFDS Coach & Support Boat Regulations||IFDS Coach & Support Boat Regulations|
|IPC Manufacturer Identification Guidelines||The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Manufacturers Identification Guidelines for the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games|
|SAD, Specifications for Application of Decals||This document provides specifications for the decals to be affixed to hulls and mainsails at the 2008 Paralympic Regatta. This document should be read in conjunction with DAM Decal Application to Mainsails at Disabled Sailing Championships and Paralympic Sailing Competitions.|
For the third time in the history of the Paralympic Games, the media accreditation process for the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games will be managed similarly to that of the Olympic Games. This means that the main contact for media accreditation will be the National Paralympic Committees (NPCs), who will have a broader scope of responsibility in facilitating the accreditation process for national media agencies and individuals. The aim of this increased involvement by NPCs is to enhance the media coverage of the Paralympics, which is more limited in a rather centralized system. The IPC expects around 3,500 media representatives to be accredited for the Paralympic Games in Beijing.
This accreditation procedure will apply to written and photographic press, non-rights holding radio and television broadcasting companies and Internet journalists(PRS). Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG) and the host broadcaster will manage the accreditation process for broadcast rights holders. For any further information, please contact Mark Parkman at email@example.com.
Media interested in coming to the Paralympic Games in 2008, should contact the NPC of their country for further accreditation information.
The IPC and BOCOG will support and monitor the accreditation process. For further information please contact BOCOG Media Operations Department, Ms. Tian Tonggui (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the IPC, Ms. Steffi Klein (email@example.com)