London 2012 Main Press Centre officially opens
The Main Press Centre (MPC) for the Olympic Games was officially opened today, marking exactly one month to go until the greatest show on earth. During the Games, around 5800 accredited members of the press and photographic media will have access to the action as it happens from this base in the Olympic Park.
The Centre will provide journalists, photographers, accredited non-rights holding broadcasters, and International Olympic Committee and London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) staff with 31,000 square metres of work space across four floors.
A 24-hour hub, the MPC will provide the world’s media the best facilities to enable them to broadcast the action to an estimated four billion people around the globe, and will be open for 52 days.
LOCOG Chair Seb Coe said: “Like the athletes competing at London 2012, the world’s writers and photographers who will be based in the MPC are at the top of their profession. We will offer them state of the art facilities so they can tell the extraordinary stories that will come out of the Games.
“This is our first venue to open for business and we are ready to welcome the world’s media as they come and set up their office.”