Media Accreditation for OCA's 8th Winter Games Enters Final Week

The media accreditation system will close on Monday, Oct. 31. 

The media accreditation system will close on Monday, October 31, and members of the media in Asia and Oceania are requested to contact their respective National Olympic Committee (NOC) as soon as possible to receive guidance on how to apply for an accreditation card.

Athletes from Oceania have been allowed to take part as guests in individual events to gain competition experience in world-class winter sports venues. They will not be allowed to win medals.

Also, the OCA would like the NOCs to inform the OCA of the name of their Winter Games Press Attache by the end of this month.

The 8th AWG will run from February 19-26, 2017, and feature 64 events in 11 disciplines of five sports.

All the events will be in Sapporo apart from speed skating, which will take place at Obihiro, some 200km away from the capital city of Hokkaido – the most northerly of Japan’s four main islands.

Registration for Entry by Number for the NOCs opened on October 22 and will close on November 19. Entry by Name opens on December 21 and closes on January 19 – one month before the Opening Ceremony at the iconic Sapporo Dome.

*Media Accreditation

· Applications are only accepted via the online media accreditation system:

· Submission deadline for online media accreditation applications: October 31, 2016, 11:59 PM (Japan Time, UTC+9)

· For access to the online media accreditation system, the ID & Password allocated to NOCs are required. (Those who have not received the ID & Password need to contact SAWGOC Media Support Team.)

· No applications for accreditation or request to change the submitted information after the deadline will be accepted.

For more information, please contact:

SAWGOC Media Support Team. Email:

Phone: + 81-11-242-2017

Fax: + 81-11-215-1009