Vancouver 2010: accreditation process begins

The press accreditation process for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics has officially started.

The first step in this process requires sports editors of media organisations to request, in writing, the number (broken down into E and EP) of representatives from your media organisation that you wish to put forward for accreditation to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

If you are a freelancer we only need to know if you are applying for an “E” or “EP” accreditation at this point. Please state whether you are a member of a professional journalists/sports journalists/photographic association, together with examples of your work covering Olympic winter sport.

All requests should be sent to the BOA by email ( or post (Vancouver Accreditation – Communications Department, British Olympic Association, 1 Wandsworth Plain, London SW18 1EH) no later than Tuesday 30 September 2008.

The BOA is solely responsible for the allocation of its press accreditation quota within its territory, in accordance with the IOC guidelines. All members of the written and photographic press are therefore reminded that they should contact their relevant NOC, and not the IOC, if they wish to apply for accreditation for Vancouver 2010.

In order to maintain a high level of service for the world’s press, the International Olympic Committee maintains a strict quota and the number of press accreditations is therefore limited.

The Two Stage Accreditation Process of Press by Number followed by Press by Name starts in October 2008 with the distribution to the BOA of the Press by Number Forms and related publications by VANOC.

CONTACT US: If you have any questions about this process please do not hesitate to contact Miriam Wilkens, BOA Head of Media ( or Becki Middleton, BOA Press Officer ( at the BOA on 020 8871 2677.

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