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PRESS ACCREDITATION PROCEDURE XXII OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES SOCHI

  

The IOC has established a quota of “E” (press) accreditations for the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi which will be distributed by National Olympic Committees (NOCs) to press organisations in their territory. The total quota has been set at 2,800, the same figure that was set for Torino 2006 and Vancouver 2010. Press accreditation for the Olympic Games is allocated to media professionals only.

The press accreditation process for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games officially starts on 7 May 2012 when the IOC notifies all NOCs of their press accreditation quota allocation. 

Written and photographic press wishing to apply for accreditation should contact the National Olympic Committee in the country in which their organisation is based from June 2012.  Click here for the contact details of your NOC.

The allocation of press accreditations within a territory is the responsibility of National Olympic Committees.  It is not the responsibility of the International Olympic Committee or the Sochi 2014 Organising Committee.

For further information on the procedure for the allocation of press accreditations, please find below the following document:

Extracts from the Technical Manual on Media (Written & Photographic Press)

IMPORTANT KEY DATES

7 May 2012

IOC notifies all NOCs of their press accreditation allocation for Sochi 2014

June – September 2012

Press wishing to apply for accreditation should contact their NOC during this period

8 October 2012

The Organising Committee for the Sochi Games distributes Press by Number forms and related publications to NOCs

6-9 November 2012

World Press Briefing Sochi 2014

7 February 2013

Deadline for NOCs to return the completed Press by Number forms to Sochi 2014 and inform the press organisations within their territory of their accreditation allocations

7 June 2013

Sochi distributes the Press by Name accreditation application forms and associated Press Operations publications to NOCs that have returned their Press by Number forms

7 September 2013

Deadline for NOCs to return the completed Press by Name forms to Sochi 2014, listing the names of each press representative they have agreed to accredit

November 2013

Sochi 2014 distributes the non-valid Olympic Identity and Accreditation Cards (OIAC) to NOCs.

NOCs distribute the OIACs to their accredited press organisations

7 January 2014

The OIAC will act as a visa to enter Russia.

7 - 23 February 2014

Sochi 2014 Olympic Games

If you need further assistance please contact the International Olympic Committee at media.operations@olympic.org.

Definitions:

Press by Number: during the Press by Number process the NOC will allocate the number and type of accreditation each news organization will receive

Press by Name: during the Press by Name process, accredited organizations need to supply the names of their media representatives who are to be accredited

NON-RIGHTS HOLDING TELEVISION AND RADIO BROADCASTING ORGANISATIONS (ENR)

The IOC will directly grant ENR accreditation to a limited number of radio and television organisations who do not own rights to broadcast the Olympic Games (herein referred to as non- rights holders).  Applications are available between 8 October and 16 November 2012.  Due to the limited number of accreditations available in this category, application deadlines will be strictly observed. 

Please click here for further details relating to this accreditation category.