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Buenos Aires 2018

Buenos Aires 2018 - Media advisory

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Buenos Aires will be alive with the Olympic spirit this month with several events taking place: the 3rd Summer Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 (6 to 18 October); the first ever Olympism in Action Forum (5-6 October); and the IOC Executive Board meeting and the 133rd IOC Session (3-4 and 8-9 October). For those who are travelling to Buenos Aires, and for those who will be reporting on the events remotely, you will find below some essential information for your coverage of those different events. 


The meetings of the IOC Executive Board and IOC Session will take place at the Hilton Buenos Aires Hotel - Macacha Güemes 351, C1106BKG CABA, Argentina

A) IOC Executive Board meeting – 3 and 4 October 2018 and IOC Session – 8 and 9 October 2018


Please click here to see the programme of the IOC Executive Board and the 133rd IOC Session. Note that all times are subject to change.

Media representatives who will not be in Buenos Aires will have the possibility of watching all the press briefings and press conferences of these events live on YouTube.


Your Games accreditation will allow you to enter the Hilton Hotel.

Media Working Room

A media working room on the second floor has been set up at the Hilton Hotel. It is located on the second floor and will be equipped with free wireless internet access. The Executive Board meeting is closed to media. The proceedings of the IOC Session will be available via closed circuit TV at the MPC, IBC and in the media working room at the Hilton Hotel, as well as on YouTube.

Photo opportunities

Photo opportunities will be organized for photographers and camera operators only. The meeting point will be outside the Media Working Room at 8.45 a.m. on 3 and 4 October.

During the IOC Session, filming positions are available during the proceedings. Photographers and camera operators will be requested to stand on the platform installed at the back of the room at all times. The meeting point will be outside the Media Working room to pick up an armband for ENG camera operators and photographers to enter the IOC Session room. It will be on first-come, first-serve basis and one armband per media organisation.

Mixed zone

A Mixed zone will be set up outside the IOC Session room.

B) Olympism in Action Forum

Download the media pack.

The Olympism in Action Forum will take place on 5 and 6 October at the CECBA Convention Centre (Centro de Exposiciones y Convenciones (CEC) de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Av. Pres. Figueroa Alcorta and Av. Pueyredon , Buenos Aires). This is a new event organised by the IOC that will bring together the entire Olympic Movement with the general public to address the most important issues related to sport and society and discuss how the values of Olympism and sport can effectively work as a catalyst for a better world. Find out more here.

The Olympism in Action Forum will feature a range of influential speakers. Please click here for the list of speakers.


Please click here to see the programme of events.


Your Youth Olympic Games accreditation will allow you to enter the CECBA Convention Centre.

Media Working Room

A media working room has been set up at the Convention Centre. It is located on the first floor and will be equipped with free wireless internet access. The proceedings of the plenary sessions will be available through CCTV and live on YouTube.

Media opportunities

The media will have access to the plenary sessions. The breakout sessions will be open to the media; however, some sessions will be considered as high demand and media access will be granted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Stand up positions for interviews will be available outside the plenary session sin the marketplace. The media will have access to all coffee and lunch breaks. No IOC press conferences will be organised around the Olympism in Action Forum.

2. DURING THE Youth Olympic Games


Broadcast-quality footage:

For Rights-Holding Broadcasters:

Please contact OBS, which will be able to share pre-Games footage as well as extensive Games-time footage. You will also have access to all the below elements.

For non-Rights-Holding Broadcasters:

The IOC will provide Video News Releases (VNRs) and television news highlights to broadcasters and media on a daily basis at the following link:

The Video News Releases will include the following content for all gold medallists of the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018:

  • action footage;

  • interviews;

  • medal ceremony.

Each video will be available for free download in both broadcast and web quality. A shot list, including translations and a story script, will be available for each release.

The Buenos Aires 2018 News Access Rules apply to these IOC products.


The OIS photo service will include world-renowned Sports Illustrated photographers. All OIS images will be made available licence-free for editorial purposes on any platform for the media, IFs, NOCs, NFs and YOG athletes. The OIS will be uploading a huge number of publishing-quality photos daily here available for viewing and download.

Photos will also be uploaded on the Buenos Aires 2018 Flickr account here:

For IOC institutional photos, please click here.

All images will be made available “licence-free” (free of charge).

Should you have specific photo needs, please contact

Editorial content

The OIS coverage will include detailed sports reports on the competitions, and feature articles on the young athletes, and also on the different cultural and educational initiatives featured at the YOG. 

The sports reports created by the OIS reporting team will be published on the official Buenos Aires website (, which will be the primary platform for Buenos Aires YOG-related content during the Games. All OIS sport reports will be available licence-free for republishing and editorial distribution by the media, International Federations (IFs), National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and National Federations (NFs). The OIS central editorial team can be contacted via email at

Further content will be available on with daily updates on the main stories of the day.

Click here for the Sports Competition schedule; and more detailed information sport by sport can be found here.


Press conferences:  

Two IOC press conferences will take place during the Games at the Hilton Hotel:

  • 6 October at 3 p.m. (local time): Opening press conference with IOC President Thomas Bach

  • 18 October at 11 a.m. (local time): Closing press conference with IOC President Thomas Bach

We will keep you updated about further media events that will be organised on-site. 

A press conference with the President of the Buenos Aires 2018 Organising Committee will be held on 4 October at 11 a.m. at the MPC followed by a lunch provided by BAYOGOC. 

A media briefing for accredited media will be held at 2.15 p.m. on 4 October at the MPC. At this meeting, Buenos Aires 2018 and IOC Media Operations will present the facilities and services available for the media at the Youth Olympic Games, such as the Main Media Centre, venues, Youth Olympic Village, transport, photo operations, the Opening Ceremony, filming in the venues and Village Square, and other topics.

There will be interview opportunities with:

  • 81 Young Change-Makers who have been mandated to promote the Games in their respective countries and support the athletes during Games time. To see the full list, please click here

  • 63 Athlete Role Models (ARMs) – please click here to see the full list. ARMs are the Olympians and champions who will be mentoring the 4,000 participating athletes.

  • 2 YOG Ambassadors – Chad le Clos and Luciana Aymar will share their advice and experience with the next generation of YOG athletes, while inspiring young people around the world to get involved in sport and embrace the Olympic values.

The media will be offered the chance to interview and follow them while they interact with the young participating athletes throughout the YOG. Please contact for their availability.

We can also help you get in contact with competitors via their National Olympic Committees.

There will be additional media opportunities:

The media will have access to the Athlete Education Programme as well as the Game Changer Hub, which are both located in the Village Square. The media will be able to go to the YOV square, where there will be a media workstation operating from 2 to 20 October, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. (except on 6 and 18 October when it will be closed due to the Opening and Closing Ceremonies).

Athlete Education Programme: part of the YOG allows athletes to enrich their YOG experience beyond the field of play. The Athlete Education Programme is based on three educational themes: “Protect the Clean Athlete”, “Athlete Performance” and “Athlete Beyond Sport”.. This will give the athletes the opportunity to participate in interactive and fun activities, where they can broaden their understanding of such topics as Olympism, healthy lifestyles, career planning and management. 

Game Changer Hub where athletes will learn how to maximise the use of digital and social media in their professional and personal lives.


The Olympic Channel global platform will present comprehensive “digital first” coverage of the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 including a 24/7 Youth Olympic Games Channel, live and on-demand event streaming, daily highlights and news, the “YOG Daily” live show on Facebook and Twitter, daily podcasts, schedules, results and medal standings, and more! Available worldwide at and its mobile apps.

For the latest updates on the Games, press releases, photo and video postings and media logistics information, please follow us on Twitter at and  


News Access Rules apply to television and radio broadcasting by non-rights holding broadcast organisations only. Please click here to download.

Media Guide can help you find clearly and quickly the necessary information to approach the coverage of Buenos Aires 2018. This manual provides a summary of the services and facilities available for the media at the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018. It is possible to obtain more detailed information at the help desk of the Main Press Centre (MPC), the International Broadcast Centre (IBC), or the media workrooms and workspaces at the parks and stand-alone venues.

Athlete365 is a brand that unites all athlete-focused IOC initiatives and communications. It builds on a number of existing initiatives, platforms and services provided by the IOC for elite athletes and aims to build the world’s largest and most engaged community of elite and Olympic-level athletes.

In Buenos Aires, athletes will be provided with the ‘Athlete365 Get Ready Pack’, an online resource where they can find all activities and information they require to help ensure they can maximise their experience at the Games. Backing this up is a daily YOG, an email and social media promotion to promote all of the activities and experiences available to ensure they never miss a moment of the action.


The YOG – Vision, Birth and Principle

The YOG - Sports Programme

The YOG - Learn and Share beyond the field of play

The YOG - Facts and Figure


The IOC Communications and Media Relations and Media Operations offices will be based at the Main Press Centre.

IOC Media Relations:  
Contacts:          Bernardo Domingues, Michaël Noyelle, Rachel Rominger
Phone:              +41 21 621 6000

IOC Media Operations:
Contact:            Anthony Edgar
Phone:              +41 79 615 1327 

Local Organising Committee, BAYOGOC:
Contact:            Maximiliano Boso (Head of Press Operations)
Phone:              +54 911 5121 0909

Olympic Broadcasting Services:  
Contacts:          Matt Mason, Nathalie Duchene 
Phone:              +54 1 5030 9770, Extension 917220

Olympic Channel:  
Contacts:         Catherine Philbin  
Phone:             +34 609 219 674


The International Olympic Committee is a not-for-profit independent international organisation made up of volunteers, which is committed to building a better world through sport. It redistributes more than 90 per cent of its income to the wider sporting movement, which means that every day the equivalent of 3.4 million US dollars goes to help athletes and sports organisations at all levels around the world.


For more information, please contact the IOC Media Relations Team:
Tel: +41 21 621 6000, email:, or visit our web site at

Broadcast quality footage

The IOC Newsroom:




For an extensive selection of photos available shortly after each event, please follow us on Flickr.

To request archive photos and footage, please contact our Images team at:

Social media

For up-to-the-minute information on the IOC and regular updates, please follow us on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

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