Media Advisory: Rio 2016 basketball and swimming ticketing

Thursday, August 4, 2016 — RIO DE JANEIRO  — The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is now accepting an expression of interest for media tickets to the following events on Saturday, August 6, 2016:

  1. Swimming – Finals
  2. Basketball – Preliminary Game – China vs. USA

If interested and have accreditation through the COC, please have one representative from your organization submit the following information to by Friday, August 5 at 5:00 p.m. BRT:

  1. Full name(s)
  2. Name of media outlet
  3. Event(s) requested
  4. Type of ticket(s) – Journalist or Photographer

Due to limited tickets provided by the IOC, we will not be able to fulfill all requests. If granted, a confirmation will be sent via email by Saturday at noon.

A reminder that according to the IOC’s News Access Rules, ENR accreditations do not qualify for tickets for high demand events. ENRs are not permitted to originate or broadcast any programming or feed from any Olympic venue.

The RIO 2016 TEAM CANADA MEDIA GUIDE mobile app is now available for download at the iTunes Store and Google Play. The guide will be refreshed in an ongoing manner to ensure media have the information as Team Canada updates occur.

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