The International Olympic Committee establishes a limited quota of “E” (press) accreditations for the Olympic Games and Olympic Winter Games, which the United States Olympic Committee distributes to U.S. media outlets. The USOC and a committee composed of Associated Press sports editors, along with representatives of magazines, newspapers, websites and photographers determine press allocations.
The accreditation process for non-rights holding broadcasters is managed directly by the IOC. Further details on this process can be found at Olympic.org.
Rio 2016 Olympic Games
The deadline to request media accreditation for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games is Nov. 30, 2014. The application can be found at TeamUSA.org Rio Accreditation.
The Olympic media accreditation process is open to:
• Daily or weekly newspapers
• National news or sports magazines
• Web-based organizations with staff members providing original content
• Photographic media organizations with wide-ranging magazine, newspaper and web-based clientele
All requesting organizations must be based in the United States and meet the guideline standards included on the registration site. Late requests will not be considered for the first allocation and will be placed on a waiting list for later consideration.
The USOC received a very limited number of accreditations from the International Olympic Committee for allocation to U.S. media outlets. The USOC and a committee composed of Associated Press sports editors, along with representatives of magazines, newspapers, websites and photographers will meet in early 2015 to determine allocations. Requesting organizations will be notified of the results in March 2015.
Non-Rights Holding Broadcasters:
All non-rights holding broadcasters will be accredited directly by the International Olympic Committee. The form will be available at Olympic.org/Accred2016 beginning Feb. 5, 2015, and the deadline is April 1, 2015.
2015 Pan American Games
The deadline to request media accreditation for the 2015 Pan American Games is Nov. 1, 2014. Accreditation is being processed directly by Toronto 2015. Use the following link to download the press accreditation expression of interest form. Late requests will not be considered for allocation.
For information and updates regarding media accommodation, transportation, the main media center, and venue and facility access, please contact press operations at email@example.com.