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TORONTO (September 30, 2020) — The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is accepting expressions of interest for media accreditation to the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022.

Canadian media are asked to complete and submit the form at olympic.ca/press-accreditation by Friday, October 30, 2020. Please submit one expression of interest per organization.

Late submissions will not be considered.

Due to the limited quota of accreditations allocated by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), a selection criterion will be applied. The COC will consider an organization’s national scope in coverage, readership and circulation, previous history in attending and covering an Olympic Games and geographical representation.

Media that have been granted press accreditation will be contacted by the end of November 2020.

Press Accreditation Positions:

Journalist (E): Journalist, editor, photographic editor, employed or contracted by an international or national news agency, a general daily newspaper, a sports newspaper, magazine or internet site, a digital journalist, or freelance journalist under contract.

Photographer (EP): Photographer, meeting the same criteria as those defined by category “E”.

Procedure for ENRs (non-rights holding broadcasting media):

For any non-rights holding radio and/or television organizations within Canada that may be interested in covering the news aspect for Beijing 2022, the electronic ENR accreditation application form will be available on October 6, 2020 at www.olympic.org/accred2022.

The IOC will be the responsible organization for distributing the ENR accreditations, in cooperation with the COC. The deadline for applications is November 9, 2020.

The ENR organizations will have full responsibility to apply directly to the IOC for accreditation within the required timelines and late requests will not be considered. Further questions can be directed to media.operations@olympic.org.

Please note that it is strictly prohibited for the Canadian Olympic Committee to grant a member of an ENR organization any other type of press accreditation (E or EP).

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Josh Su, Specialist, Public Relations
Cell: 647-464-4060
Email: jsu@olympic.ca 

Photi Sotiropoulos, Director, Communications and Media Relations
Tel: 416-324-4298 / Cell: 416-476-9174
Email: psotiropoulos@olympic.ca