TORONTO, June 5 /CNW/ - The International Olympic Committee (IOC)
announced today its call for non rights holding broadcast organizations to
apply for accreditation to cover the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. The 2008
Olympic Games are scheduled to take place August 8-24. The Canadian rights
holder for the Games is CBC/Radio-Canada.
Canadian broadcast media are invited to go the following section of the
IOC's website to access the appropriate form and instructions:
All applications must submitted to the IOC by June 8, 2007. The IOC will
not accept any applications submitted past the deadline.
Please note that this is the only process for broadcast media to apply
for accreditation to cover the 2008 Olympic Games.
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: www.olympic.ca.
For further information:
For further information: Eric Michalko, Manager, Media Relations,
Canadian Olympic Committee, Phone: (416) 324-4146, Cell: (416) 528-6742,