Media Advisory: COC accepting EOI for PyeongChang 2018 press accreditation

Thursday, September 15, 2016 — TORONTO — The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is accepting expressions of interest for press accreditation to the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games from Canadian media.

Media are asked to submit one expression of interest per organization that outlines the number and type of accreditations (journalist or photographer) requested. All applications must be sent via email to by October 31, 2016. Late submissions will not be considered.

Due to the limited number of accreditations provided 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 Olympic Games, geographical representation and linguistic equity.

Categories of accreditation

Code Description
E Journalist:  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.
EP Photographer: Photographer, meeting the same criteria as those defined for category “E”.







Media that have been granted press accreditation will be contacted via email by mid-November.

Applications for ENR accreditation for non-rights holding television and radio broadcasting organizations will be available on the IOC website between October 10 and November 15, 2016.

ENR organizations are responsible to apply to the IOC for accreditation. Applications will close on November 15, 2016. The IOC will notify all applicants towards the end of January 2017.

Any questions relating to the ENR accreditation process can be directed to

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