Press accreditation opens for Rio 2016 Paralympic Games‏

The press accreditation process for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games is now officially under way.

Interested media can apply via the respective National Paralympic Committee in their country to obtain press accreditation for the Paralympic Games taking place from 7-18 September in Rio de Janeiro.

The accreditation application for press organisations is a two stage process, starting with the so called Press by Number process today (29 June). Press organisations have to register their interest and provide numbers on how many accreditations they want by the end of August 2015.

The second stage will be the Press by Name process starting in March 2016.

Non rights holding broadcasters (television and radio) will have to apply for press accreditation directly through the IPC. Please contact media.accreditation@paralympic.org for further information. This also applies to press organisations from countries without an NPC.

Around 2,200 accredited press representatives are expected to attend the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games from 7-18 September, which will welcome around 4,350 athletes from more than 160 countries.

For further information, visit www.paralympic.org/rio-2016.