Wikinews:Sochi Paralympic Games

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A group of Wikimedia volunteers will be at the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi 7–16 March 2014.

Why the success of this matters[edit]

This can assist Wikinews with demonstrating success in funded projects to make it easier for other reporters to get funding to do Wikinews reporting.


The Ukrainians have funding to attend the Sochi Games. Their successful grant proposal can be found at Wikimedia Ukraine - Wikimedians to the Games which includes their specific goals.

Laura Hale's covering of the Games is completely self funded. There was no outside funding acquired from anyone else, and outside media accreditation, she currently has no ongoing formal relationship with any Paralympic committee.


  • Submit and get published 5 or more total articles between March 6 and March 11 on English Wikinews.




See main: Category:Disability sport.


See main: Категорія:Паралімпіада.



Blog posts[edit]


LauraHale is the project coordinator.

Wikimedia Ukraine will be the official contact organization for the Wikimedia Foundation when a funding application is put through GAC. antanana is the Wikimedia Ukranian contact.

Base is one of the Ukranian Wikinewsie contacts.


Five Wikinewsies have accreditation to attend the Sochi Paralympics. LauraHale will be attending as a reporter. Three will be reporters, two will be photographers.


  • March 6: Laura arrives in Sochi.
  • March 7: Ukrainians arrive in Sochi.
  • March 7: Open ceremonies. Tickets should be available.
  • March 7 to March 16, 2014: Games take place.
  • March 8: Visa Paralympic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Sochi at 9:30am in the Paralympic Hospitality Centre.
  • March 11: Laura leaves Sochi.

To do[edit]

  • Submit and review articles.
  • Make sure media and images have license information.
  • Find people to translate articles into other languages, or from Ukrainian to English.