Three charter flights with athletes participating in the Winter Deaflympics are arriving to Ugra today. Representatives of 50 media companies will also come to Khanty-Mansiysk to produce coverage of the Deaflympics in mass media.
As for the geography of the journalists, it is really impressive. 150 media team members from 11 countries will be working in Khanty-Mansiysk. More than that, bloggers writing about sport will also come to the capital of Ugra. In addition to Russian media representatives, Ugra will welcome journalists from Canada, Japan, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Poland, Bulgaria, Austria, Italy, etc. Besides, the application forms are received from press-services of the regions whose athletes are participating in the Deaflympics and bloggers writing about sport.
Hotel rooms from media teams are booked in 2 hotels of Khanty-Mansiysk: “Taray” and “Ugra”.
During the Games every Deaflympic venue will have a media-center that will provide journalists with any information required. The main media-center of the Games will be organized near the biathlon stadium that will be hosting cross-country skiing competitions. Sign language interpreters will be working in every media-center office.
It is to be noted that accreditation office of the competitions starts working today on the first floor of Olympiyskaya hotel.