Submissions/Wikipedians at the Sochi 2014 Paralympics

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This is a withdrawn submission for Wikimania 2013.

Submission no.
3013
Title of the submission
Wikipedians at the Sochi 2014 Paralympics
Type of submission
presentation
Author of the submission
Olaf Kosinsky
Country of origin
Germany
Affiliation
Wikimedia Germany
E-mail address
olaf.kosinsky@gmail.com
Username
Olaf Kosinsky
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract
The 2014 Winter Paralympics, officially known as the XI Paralympic Winter Games, will be held from March 7 to March 16, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. An international wiki team of photographers and writers will tell of this major sporting event. The presentation will introduce the project and clarify first organizational details. The International Paralympic Committee has assured me in the meantime an accreditation of 10 Wikipedians.


Detailed proposal

The 2014 Winter Paralympics, officially known as the XI Paralympic Winter Games, will be held from March 7 to March 16, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. An international wiki team of photographers and writers will tell of this major sporting event.

The presentation will introduce the project and clarify first organizational details. Two wikipedians meat the last paralympics and had interesting experiences; to widen/enlarge this engagement an international Wiki-Team of authors and fotographers should report from the next Paralympics. In first contacts with International Paralympic Committee this project was presented and the representatives signalized the possibility of accreditation for wikipedians. I hope to get the fully agreement of the IPC to the date of wikimania.

The presentation on Wikimania should give an overview of the duties for this project for potential interested partipants.

  • Organization
  • backoffice, loading photos, coordinating dates
  • fotographers
  • authors

One main aspect to discuss is what is encyclopedic fotography in sports and which aims could and should be reached by visiting sportsevents. Another point are organizing preparations such as teambuilding; is it necessary to build a committtee and criteria for potential teammembers? How is the schedule of the project and how can we finance a 10days- event in Sochi.

Track
  • WikiCulture and Community
Length of presentation/talk
25 Minutes
Language of presentation/talk
English
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Yes
Slides or further information (optional)
A powerpoint presentation will be created.
Special requests
None


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