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PRESS ACCREDITATION FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES LONDON 2012 All you need to know



The IOC has established a quota of “E” (press) accreditations for the London 2012 Olympic Games which will be distributed by National Olympic Committees (NOC) to press organisations in their territory. The total quota has been set at 5,600, the same figure that was set for Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008. Press accreditation for the Olympic Games is allocated only to media professionals.

Written and photographic press wishing to apply for accreditation for the London 2012 Olympic Games should contact the National Olympic Committee in the country in which their organisation is based.  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 London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG).

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

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

Memo from the Press Accreditation Working Group

 
IMPORTANT KEY DATES
27 July 2010 IOC notifies all NOCs of their press accreditation allocation for London 2010
August 2010 – January 2011 Press wishing to apply for accreditation should contact their NOC
27 February 2011 Press by Number forms sent to NOCs by London 2012, including the Media Guide, Accommodation Guide, Rate Card and Freight and Shipping Guide
27 May 2011 NOCs return the completed Press by Number forms to London 2012 and inform the press organisations within their territory of their accreditation allocations
27 October 2011 Press by Name forms sent to NOCs by London 2012
27 January 2012 NOCs return the completed Press by Name forms to London 2012, listing the names of each press representative they have agreed to accredit
April 2012 London 2012 distributes non-valid Olympic Identity and Accreditation Cards (OIAC) to National Olympic Committees to send to their press organizations.  The OIAC will act as a visa to enter the United Kingdom.
27 July – 12 August 2012  London 2012 Olympic Games

 

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 15 March and 31 May 2011.  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