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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) allocates a limited number of accreditation positions to the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) for distribution to Canadian media. the COC determines the distribution based on organization's national scope in coverage, readership/circulation, previous history in attending and covering Games, geographical representation and linguistic equity.

The accreditation process for non-rights holding broadcasters is managed directly by the IOC. Further details on this process can be found at Any questions relating to this process can be directed to

For further questions, please contact us at

Lausanne 2020

The International Olympic Committee is now accepting media accreditation applications to cover the Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020 held from January 9 to 22, 2020.ย 

All media representatives wishing to cover the Games in Switzerland must submit their application individually through the Media Registration Portal by October 4, 2019.

For more information including VISA, transportation and more, please visit

Tokyo 2020

The COC is no longer accepting expressions of interest for media accreditation to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

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