Olympic summer games Paris 2024

The IOC has established a quota of “E” (press) accreditations for the Olympic Games Paris 2024 which will be distributed by National Olympic Committees (NOC) to press organisations in their country. The total quota has been set at 6,000. Press accreditation for the Olympic Games is only allocated to media professionals.

Written and photographic press wishing to apply for accreditation for Paris 2024 should contact the National Olympic Committee in the country in which their organisation is based. Click here for the contact details of your NOC. The allocation of press accreditations within a country is the responsibility of the National Olympic Committees. It is not the responsibility of the International Olympic Committee or the Paris 2024 Organising Committee for the Olympic Games.

The accreditation process for non-rights holding radio/television organisations will be managed directly by the IOC. Further details on this process can be found in the ENR section of this page.

The press accreditation process for Paris 2024 will officially start in July 2022 when the IOC will officially notify all National Olympic Committees (NOCs) of their press accreditation quota allocations.

IMPORTANT KEY DATES

July 2022

IOC notifies all NOCs of their press accreditation allocation for Paris 2024.

July to October 2022

Media wishing to apply for press accreditation for Paris 2024 should contact their relevant NOC.

18 – 21 October 2022

World Press Briefing Paris 2024

Week commencing 21 November 2022

Paris 2024 distributes the Press by Number Accreditation forms and related press publications to NOCs.

24 March 2023

Deadline for NOCs to return the completed Press by Number forms to Paris 2024 and inform the press organisations within their territory of their accreditation allocations.

Week commencing 23 October 2023

Paris 2024 distributes the Press by Name materials to NOCs that have returned their Press by Number forms.

Online system for Press by Name applications opens for NOCs and directly accredited organisations.

9 February 2024

Deadline for NOCs and directly accredited organisations to return the Press by Name forms to Paris 2024, listing the names of each press representative they have agreed to accredit.

April 2024

Paris 2024 Accreditation Department distributes the pre-valid Olympic Identity and Accreditation Cards (OIAC) to National Olympic Committees to send to their press organizations. 

June 2024

The pre-valid OIAC acts as a visa into France.

26 July to 11 August 2024

Olympic Games Paris 2024

Please see below the description for each press accreditation category:

Accreditation category

Description

E

JOURNALIST: Journalist, editor, photographic editor, employed or contracted by an international or national news agency, a general daily newspaper, a sports newspaper, magazine or internet site, a digital journalist, or independent or freelance journalist under contract.

Es

SPORT SPECIFIC JOURNALIST: Journalist specializing in a sport on the Olympic Games program, meeting the same criteria as defined for category “E”.

EP

PHOTOGRAPHER: Photographer meeting the same criteria as defined for category “E”.

Eps

SPORT SPECIFIC PHOTOGRAPHER: Photographer specializing in a sport on the Olympic Games program, meeting the same criteria as defined in category “E”.

ET

TECHNICIAN: Technician, meeting the same criteria as defined for category “E”.

EC

SUPPORT STAFF: Support staff (office assistant, interpreter, etc). Access to Main Press Centre (MPC) only. Assigned only to press groups or organisations that have reserved a private office space in the MPC.

ENR

Non-rights holding broadcasting organisation: Member of a non-rights holding radio and/or television organisation. ENR accreditations are only allocated by the IOC. It is strictly prohibited for a NOC to grant a member of an ENR organisation any type of E accreditation.

On-line applications for ENR accreditation for non-rights holding television and radio broadcasting organisations to cover the Olympic Games in Paris 2024 will be available in this section between 26 January and 8 March 2023.

ENR organisations have the full responsibility to apply to the IOC for accreditation within the required period.  Applications will close on 8 March 2023 and late applications will not be considered.  The IOC will notify all applicants (successful and unsuccessful) by April 2023.

Before receiving an ENR accreditation, non-rights holding broadcasting organisations must indicate their acceptance of the Television and Radio News Access Rules for the Olympic Games in Paris 2024 by signing an undertaking in advance.  Without the signed undertaking, accreditation will not be granted.

Successful applicants for ENR accreditation will receive the Press by Name forms from Paris 2024 Organising Committee the week commencing 23 October 2023.  The forms should be returned to them by 9 February 2024. The key accreditation timelines can be found below: 

The IOC directly manages the ENR accreditation process and any further questions can be directed to media.operations@olympic.org

Key Dates

Accreditation Activity

26 January to 8 March 2023

Submission period for ENR accreditation on the IOC website www.olympic.org/accred2024.

End of April 2023

The IOC informs both successful and unsuccessful ENR organisation applicants of its accreditation decision and confirms the accreditation quota to the successful ENR organisations. 


The IOC also advises all approved ENRs about the process for reserving accommodation and obtaining the relevant information publications through Paris 2024. 

Date TBC

Deadline for approved ENRs to return the News Access Rules Undertaking to the IOC.

Week commencing 23 October 2023

Paris 2024 distributes the Press by Name materials to NOCs that have returned their Press by Number forms.

Online system for Press by Name applications opens for NOCs and directly accredited organisations.

9 February 2024

Deadline for NOCs and directly accredited organisations to return the Press by Name forms to Paris 2024, listing the names of each press representative they have agreed to accredit.

April 2024

Paris 2024 Accreditation Department distributes the pre-valid Olympic Identity and Accreditation Cards (OIAC) to National Olympic Committees to send to their press organizations. 

June 2024

The pre-valid OIAC acts as a visa into France.

26 July to 11 August 2024

Olympic Games Paris 2024

I am a French journalist/photographer. How do I apply for accreditation?

Accreditation for media organisations based in France is allocated by the French Olympic Committee and your organisation should contact them not the Paris 2024 Organising Committee or the IOC at the following address presse@cnosf.org (https://cnosf.franceolympique.com/cnosf/).

I am based in a different country from the one where the organization is headquartered.  Who do I contact for accreditation?

If journalists/photographers are working in a different country from the one where their organisation is headquartered, they should request an accreditation via their head office in the NOC of the country in which the organisation is based.

How can I find accommodation in France?

If your press accreditation is confirmed, the Paris 2024 Organising Committee for the Olympic Games will send you a press accommodation guide detailing the accommodation options that are available for accredited press only.  Deadlines apply for reserving accommodation.

Do you provide accreditation for social media or internet-only organisations?

Internet-only and social media organisations are included in the NOC quotas and the same professional standards apply for all applicants.  Internet-only and new media organisations interested in accreditation for Paris 2024 should contact their National Olympic Committee.

What are the News Access Rules?

News Access Rules apply to television and radio broadcasting by non-rights holding broadcast organisations (ENRs). Accredited ENRs can access all competition venues and the Main Press Centre, but under specific conditions as outlined in the News Access Rules.

News Access Rules are designed to protect the exclusivity of broadcasters who have paid for rights, while permitting fair access for ENRs to broadcast news highlights for news purposes. The News Access Rules clearly outline the rules that apply to coverage by ENR organisations, as well as venue access rules and restrictions within the Host City.

Every organisation that is granted an ENR accreditation is obliged to sign an Undertaking on behalf of the organisation and all persons accredited by the organisation to abide by the News Access Rules.

If I am granted a non-rights holding ENR accreditation, am I allowed to film in Olympic Venues?

Non-rights holders are not allowed to take video equipment into Olympic Venues and cannot do any filming, recording or broadcasting from within Olympic Venues as outlined in the News Access Rules.  Accredited non-rights holders are permitted to take and use professional video equipment into the Main Press Centre (MPC) and may broadcast all or portions of press conferences that take place in the MPC, without territorial restrictions.

What are High Demand Events?

When media numbers exceed the seating capacity of the venue media facilities, typically the Opening and Closing ceremonies, and other specific events or competition sessions, these ‘High Demand Events’ are ticketed for the written and photographic press.  The allocation and distribution of tickets to the press for High Demand Events is implemented by IOC Media Operations.  The IOC distributes the high demand event tickets to nominated delegates from the National Olympic Committees who are responsible for the allocation of tickets.  The specific events that are ticketed at each Games and the relevant procedure are announced closer to the Games.

As a non-rights holder, will I have access to all events?

Yes ENR holders do qualify for a limited number of tickets for high demand events.

Are accreditations transferable?

Accreditations are not transferable and can only be issued to one person to cover the Games. 

How do I find out more about the facilities and services available to the press at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games?

Further information is available on the media section of the Paris 2024 Organising Committee website: https://pressoperations.paris2024.org/s/login/

Please also contact Paris 2024 Press Operations for further information at pressoperations@paris2024.org

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