One Week Left for Canadian Media Applications for Accreditation for the Guadalajara 2011 Pan American Games

The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) deadline for media to apply for accreditation to the Guadalajara 2011 Pan American Games is one week away. The XVI Pan American Games open October 14, 2011.

Canadian media are invited to fill out the form at and send it to

All applications must be received by March 4, 2011. Please note that this is the only process for Canadian print and Internet media to apply for accreditation for the 2011 Pan American Games.

The categories of accreditation for the 2011 Olympic Games will be as follows: “E” Journalist, “EP” Photographer, “ET” Technician and “EC” Main Press Center Support Staff. The COC has received a limited number of accreditations, thus strict criteria will be applied to the allocation process. The selection criteria will include the following as priorities: national scope in coverage (agencies), readership and circulation (regional coverage or large dailies), previous history in attending and covering Olympic Games, geographical representation and linguistic equity.

The COC expects to complete the allocation of print media accreditations soon, and will notify all applicants upon completion.