Media Advisory: Canadian Olympic Committee Invites Media to Apply for Accreditation to Cover Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games

    TORONTO, Sept. 11 /CNW/ - The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is now
accepting press accreditation applications from Canadian print and Internet
media for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. The Games are scheduled to
take place February 12-28, 2010.
    Canadian media are invited to go to the following section of the COC's
website to access the appropriate form and instructions:
    All applications must be received by October 6, 2008. Please note that
this is the only process for Canadian print and Internet media to apply for
accreditation for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Non-rights holding broadcast
organizations (ENR) must apply directly to the International Olympic Committee
for accreditation beginning October 1st and ending November 30, 2008.
    The COC will receive a limited number of accreditations for Canadian
media. The categories of accreditation for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games will
be as follows: "E" Journalist, "EP" Photographer, "ET" Technician and "EC"
Main Press Center Support Staff. The COC anticipates a great deal of interest
from Canadian media wishing to cover the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, but due to
the limited quantity of accreditations allotted to the COC by the
International Olympic Committee, 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 October 2008. All applicants will be informed of their allocation in late
October/early November.
    Detailed press accreditation information can be found by accessing the
International Olympic Committee's website at:

    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 more information, see the COC website:

For further information:

For further information: Caroline Sharp, Canadian Olympic Committee,
Cell: (613) 794-4887, Email:

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