Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024 - Press by Number Form

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee is pleased to open requests for media accreditation to the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024. U.S. press organizations must apply for accreditation via the following form by Dec. 1, 2022, in order to be considered for the initial allocation.  

 

Please note that any requests submitted after Dec. 1, 2022 will not be eligible for first round allocation and will be added to a waitlist.  

 

It is important to complete the entire form and, as always, we ask that you be as accurate as possible with your initial request to help ensure that accreditation can be distributed as equitably as possible. 

 

You will receive a confirmation email after submitting to keep for your records, and we expect to share allocation results early in 2023. 

 

After the Press by Number process concludes, the Press by Name for Paris 2024 will open in the fall of 2023. For the full accreditation timeline, please visit the IOC and IPC accreditation overview pages: IOC Paris Accreditation and IPC Paris Accreditation pages. 

 

U.S. Media Accreditation Guidelines

Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024 
All accreditation requests must be submitted by the sports editor/managing editor of the news organization, or another authorized representative. 

 
The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee receives a limited number of credentials for allocation to U.S. media outlets for the Paris 2024 Games, with the Olympic Games taking place July 26-Aug. 11, 2024 and the Paralympic Games taking place Aug. 28-Sept. 8, 2024 in Paris. The following guidelines are used in allocating credentials: 
 

• Applicants must be U.S.-based organizations. 
 

• Applicants must be: 
 

•A daily or approved weekly newspaper, 
• A national news or sports magazine, or 
• A web-based organization with staff members providing original content. 

 

• The USOPC does not accredit rights-holding television/radio networks, non-rights-holding television/radio networks or wire services. Those requests must be directed to the IOC and IPC 

 

• The USOPC will use a series of criteria that includes: 

• Demonstrated year-round coverage of Olympic and/or Paralympic sports 

• Presence of an assigned Olympic and/or Paralympic beat reporter 

• Previous Olympic and/or Paralympic coverage 

• Number of local and regional Olympic and/or Paralympic athletes 

• Circulation or other relevant audience metrics  

 
 

CREDENTIAL TYPES AND ACCESS 

 

E:Reporter/editor/photo editor who is employed or contracted by a world news agency, national agency, general daily newspaper, sports daily, sports magazine or sports website, or an independent/freelance journalist under contract. 

                         

E Access:  All venues (zone 4), tribune seating, press conference areas, mixed zones, press workrooms, MPC, Olympic and Paralympic Village (with visitor pass), Opening and Closing ceremonies (with special ticket) and TM transport. 

 

Es:Single Sport Reporter/editor/photo editor who is employed or contracted by a world news agency, national agency, general daily newspaper, sports daily, sports magazine or sports website, or an independent/freelance journalist under contract. (Note: This credential type is only available for the Olympic Games.)  

 

Es Access:  Venue for the single sport coverage (zone 4), single venue tribune seating, press conference area, mixed zone, press workroom and access to the MPC, Olympic and Paralympic Village (with visitor pass), Opening and Closing ceremonies (with special ticket) and TM transport. 

 

EP: Photographer meeting the same criteria as “E.” 

             

EP Access: All venues (zone 4 and spectator areas), photo positions, press conference areas, mixed zones, press workrooms, MPC, Olympic and Paralympic Village (with visitor pass), Opening and Closing ceremonies (with special ticket) and TM transport 

 

Eps: Photographer meeting same criteria as “Es.” (Note: This credential type is only available for the Olympic Games.) 

 

Eps Access: Single Sport (zone 4 and spectator areas), photo positions, press conference area, mixed zone, press workroom and access to the MPC, Olympic and Paralympic Village (with visitor pass), Opening and Closing ceremonies (with special ticket) and TM transport 

 

EC: MPC-based editor and/or technician, office assistant, secretary, interpreter, driver or messenger. Must be with a press group/newspaper/magazine or National Olympic Committee or National Paralympic Committee that has reserved a private office area at the MPC. (Note: This credential type is only available for the Olympic Games.) 

             

EC Access: Main Press Center only, not entitled to special ticketing. 

 

ET: Technician meeting the same criteria as “E.” (Note: This credential type is only available for the Olympic Games.)  

 

ET Access: All venues (zone 4 and spectator areas), tribune seating (under specific conditions), press conference areas, mixed zones, press workrooms, MPC, Olympic and Paralympic Village (with visitor pass), Opening and Closing ceremonies (with special ticket) and TM transport.  

 

SPECIAL TICKETING 

 

Written and photographic press ticketing of high-demand events, including Opening and Closing ceremonies, by the IOC and IPC is based on the following principles: 

• Ensure access to accredited media representing the NOCs and NPCs whose athletes and teams are competing in the events 

• Guarantee international coverage for the events 

• Ensure an efficient and safe working environment for all media 

 

The USOPC will oversee the process to select USOPC-credentialed media who are granted access to special-ticketed events and will coordinate the distribution from the USOPC media office in the MPC. There will be a qualification system for tickets that includes: 

• Coverage of Olympic and/or Paralympic Trials 

• National and international coverage of the sport 

• Coverage of Olympic and/or Paralympic sports in general 

• Hometowns of athletes involved  

• Circulation or other relevant audience metrics 

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Olympic Credential Request
How many credentials do you wish to receive? Please be as accurate as possible, recognizing that demand is high, as is the cost to send a reporter to the Games.






Paralympic Credential Request
How many credentials do you wish to receive? Please be as accurate as possible, recognizing that demand is high, as is the cost to send a reporter to the Games.


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