MEDIA ADVISORY: Canadian Paralympic Committee now accepting media credential requests for Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games
Canadian Paralympic Committee – Ottawa, October 1, 2018 – With less than two years until the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, the Canadian Paralympic Committee is now accepting expressions of interest for media accreditation for the event.
The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will take place August 25 to September 6, 2020 and include 22 sports. It is anticipated to feature 4,400 athletes from around the world competing in 537 medal events, and Canada expects to send a full team.
Canadian media interested in accreditation are asked to fill out the application form available here by March 1, 2019. At this time, news outlets are asked to provide an estimated number of credential requests, and final details will be required at a later date.
Please note this is the only process for Canadian journalists and photographers to apply for accreditation for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
The following categories of accreditation will be managed by the Canadian Paralympic Committee for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games:
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/freelance journalist under contract
EP: Photographer – A photographer meeting the same criteria as those defined for category “E”
ET: Technician – Accreditations in this category are limited to technical support personnel of major news agencies, organizations and/or photo agencies only
All interested news organizations will be contacted by the Canadian Paralympic Committee following the application deadline.
Please note: The International Paralympic Committee leads the media accreditation application process for all non-rights holding broadcasters, classified under ENR credentials. The application process will begin at a later date via the IPC’s website.
About the Canadian Paralympic Committee: Paralympic.ca
For more information, please contact:
Manager, Public Relations
Canadian Paralympic Committee
firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-569-4333 ext. 262