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Accreditation system opened for the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing


Lausanne, Switzerland, March 21, 2014 – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has opened the accreditation system for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing.

Accreditation procedure

Accreditation is processed online by the IOC. Media representatives wishing to cover the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games are required to register on the IOC website by 30 April 2014.  

All journalists (regardless of nationality) working for Chinese domestic media must request their accreditation via the Chinese Olympic Committee (COC) at the following address:  

Tian Tonggui
Chinese Olympic Committee
+86 10 8718 2445
Fax: +86 10 6711 1344

All other media working for non-Chinese, international media organisations (including in Hong Kong and Chinese Taipei) are required to register via the IOC website following the instructions provided through the link below.  

All rights-holding broadcasters’ accreditation will be processed by OBS.  

Click here to access the media accreditation system 

Journalists already registered in the IOC media database for previous events, must ensure their profile is up-to date with personal information, a recent photo and correct passport details. All passports must be valid until at least 31 December 2014.  

For media representatives who have successfully applied for accreditation online before 30 April 2014, the Youth Olympic Accreditation Card (YOAC) together with a passport or other official travel document will serve as an entry visa into China. These will be sent to the media representative directly in June 2014 by the Nanjing Organising Committee. The pre-valid YOAC will act as a valid visa for China for a period of one month prior to and one month following Nanjing 2014.

Information regarding media accommodation will be available on
the official website of Nanjing 2014 until 16 June 2014. 

Further information on transport, the Main Media Centre, media access to the venues and key facilities will be communicated at a later date.

Beach volleyball at the Youth Olympic Games

The second edition of the Games are set to take place from August 16 to 28, 2014 in the Chinese city of Nanjing and it will be the first time beach volleyball will be included in the sporting line-up.

While just volleyball made it to the list of sports for the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore, this year’s Games will only feature beach volleyball. The event will be held at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Sport Park – situated 20 minutes from the centre of the city – alongside a number of other sports including rugby, BMX and hockey.

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