Media Accreditation Begins for 2012

Sports Editors:

The U.S. Olympic Committee is accepting requests from media

organizations for accreditation to the 2012 Olympic Games in

London. The application form is available through the USOC’s

media-specific site, USOCPressbox,org. Click here to go to the

request site:

http://pressbox.teamusa.org/Pages/Credentials.aspx.

The deadline for making the request is Oct. 1, 2010. This

process is open to print, Internet and photographic media

organizations that are based in the United States and meet the

guideline standards included in this press release. All non

rights-holding broadcasters will be accredited by the International

Olympic Committee. The form will be available March, 2011, on the

IOC website www.olympic.org and the deadline for submission for all

non-rights holding broadcasters will be in May, 2011.

The USOC has received a limited number of accreditations from

the IOC for allocation to U.S. media outlets. The USOC and a

committee composed of Associated Press Sports Editors, along with

representatives of magazines, Internet sites and photographers will

meet in November, 2010, to determine the media allocation for the

2012 Games.

This step of the accreditation process is for organizations

only. Once the numbers are approved by the Accreditation Committee,

media will be notified in December as to their allocation. The

Press By Name procedure begins in October, 2011.

For more information contact Bob Condron, USOC Director of Media

Services, bob.condron(at)usoc.org. or Peggy Manter,

peggy.manter(at)usoc.org, 719 866-4529.