The deadline to request media accreditation for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is Oct. 15, 2018. Click HERE to complete the online application.

For the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, the deadline to request media accreditation is July 1, 2019. Click HERE to complete the online application. 

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.

U.S. Media Outlets
The accreditation process is open to:

  • Daily or weekly newspapers (limited availability for weeklies)
  • 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

The U.S. Olympic Committee received a 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 met in 2016 to determine allocations. Requesting organizations will be notified of the results in December 2018.

Non-Rights Holding Broadcasters
All non-rights holding broadcasters will be accredited directly by the International Olympic Committee. Requests will be accepted from Jan. 24 to March 15, 2019, at