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We would like to inform you that the media accreditation process for the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament Victoria, Canada, taking place from 29 June to 4 July 2021, is now underway.

All media representatives, local and international, wishing to attend one of the OQTs should apply through the FIBA Media Portal. No other form of application will be accepted.

The deadline to apply is Friday 4 June 2021 (23:59 CET).


Please, note that all accredited media are expected to fully respect and comply with COVID-19 related guidelines which, among others, may restrict access to certain areas and activities inside the venue. In some cases, if required by local authorities, the number of media accredited may have to be reduced even after approval, at the discretion of the host.

All media accredited to a FIBA competition are required to restrict social contacts and take all necessary risk-prevention precautions for the 10-day period preceding their work in the competition.

Please consider that, in order to minimize infection risks, a negative PCR test taken no later than 48 hours prior to the first entrance in the venue will have to be presented before collecting a media accreditation.

Additionally, rapid antigen testing may be required during the tournaments. More detailed guidelines and information will be forwarded to accredited media following their accreditation approval.


Currently, Canadian regulations do not allow entrance into the country to any person without a 14-day quarantine period. A waiver of these requirements for foreign non-rights holder media cannot be confirmed at the moment, given global pandemic developments.  FIBA and the Local Organizing Committee are working on it and more information will follow soon.

For Canadian-based media, the accreditation process is underway and access to the event should be guaranteed for a limited number of media members.

Find more information on traveling to Canada HERE.


– Log-in to the FIBA Media Portal or, if you are a new user, create a new profile;
– Select the Qualifying Tournament you wish to attend under the “My Events” section (to be found at the top of profile page);
– Complete all registration fields as necessary;
– Make sure that all tabs are filled out correctly and the information is saved. Following registration, you should receive an accreditation submission confirmation email.

IMPORTANT : you will be able to request a “remote coverage accreditation”. This accreditation type will allow you to follow the event remotely and have the opportunity to ask questions to players and coaches virtually during media availability (after the game and during post-game press conferences on Zoom). You will also receive additional content to support your coverage of the event from afar.

Creating a profile or logging in to a previous existing account is not an application in itself; you must make certain that after your create a profile (account) you also proceed to apply for the event (as per steps #1-5 above).

Your email address and password will allow you to access and modify your application form up until the application deadline.  All applicants are responsible for their travel visa, should one be required.


During the accreditation application media representatives will be able to view the recommended media hotels for the 4 OQTs and get information on the booking procedure. These hotels have been secured by the Local Organizing Committees and offer preferential rates.


FIBA solely will be responsible for the delivery of the accreditation decisions.

The application information submitted is subject to a review process, the availability of space and a security check.

Media representatives will be notified of the success of their accreditation application no later than 11 June 2021.

Should you have any questions, please visit the media section of your OQT website or contact

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