Media Advisory - Canadian Media Accreditation Process Open for the London
2012 Olympic Games

TORONTO, Aug. 6 /CNW/ - The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is now accepting applications for press accreditation from Canadian print and Internet media for the London 2012 Olympic Games. The Games of the XXX Olympiad open July 27, 2012.

Canadian media are invited to fill out the at http://media.olympic.ca/pdf/ACCREDITATION-Press-Registration-Inscription-de-presse.xls and email it to accreditation2012@olympic.ca.

All applications must be received by October 15, 2010. Please note that this is the only process for Canadian print and Internet media to apply for accreditation for the 2012 Olympic Games. Non-rights holding broadcast organizations (ENR) must apply directly to the International Olympic Committee (http://www.olympic.org) for accreditation beginning March 15, 2011 and ending May 31, 2011.

The categories of accreditation for the 2012 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 from the IOC, 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 in December 2010, and will notify all applicants upon completion.

Detailed press accreditation information can be found by accessing the International Olympic Committee's website at: http://www.olympic.org/en/content/Media/.

About the Canadian Olympic Committee

The Canadian Olympic Committee is a national, private, not-for-profit organization committed to sport excellence. It is responsible for all aspects of Canada's involvement in the Olympic Movement, including Canada's participation in the Olympic and Pan American Games and a wide variety of programs that promote the Olympic Movement in Canada through cultural and educational means. For news and information, visit the COC website at www.olympic.ca and find the team on both Facebook (Canadian Olympic Team) and Twitter (@CDNOlympicTeam).

SOURCE Canadian Olympic Committee

For further information: For further information: Isabelle Hodge, Manager, Media Relations, Canadian Olympic Committee, Tel. (416) 324-4122, Email: ihodge@olympic.ca

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