Following the competitions of the Winter Olympics 2006, the IX Paralympics Winter Games will take place from March 10 – 19, 2006 in Torino, Italy. Six hundred athletes with disabilities from 41 countries will compete in the four disciplines Alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, Ice-sledge hockey and as new addition to the Paralympics programme - Wheelchair curling.

For the first time all sports of the Torino 2006 Paralympics Winter Games can be seen world-wide via Internet television channel at

For the Torino 2006 Paralympics Winter Games the is expected to provide over 100 hours of live coverage from all sports as well as the Opening and the Closing Ceremonies.

For the latest news from Torino please also visit the International Paralympic Committee website: