Media Accreditation

2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Media accreditation (written media and photographers) for the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship can be applied now online until 26 November 2015.

Please note, that all applications for radio, TV and websites with audio/video coverage should be addressed to:

For further information on media operations and accommodation click here: English / Finnish



2016 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division I Group A

Media accreditation for the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division I Group A in Vienna, Austria, can be requested through this form.

Please e-mail the form to no later than 1st December 2015.

2016 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division I Group B

Media accreditation for the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division I Group B in Megeve, France, can be requested through the following accreditation form.

Download the form in English or French.

Please e-mail the form to the addresses indicated in the form no later than 7th December 2015.

2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games

Media representatives wishing to cover the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer are required to complete the accreditation application on the IOC website before 1 November 2015. Questions regarding the application procedure should be referred to the IOC Media Relations team at

To submit your request for accreditation, please click here.

For further information on the event, media accreditation and accommodation click here. Information on the ice hockey competitions at the Youth Olympics can be accessed here. In total 27 nations will be represented in the ice hockey tournaments and skills challenge competitions.



Other events

For non-top-division events (Division I, II etc.) that are not listed, please contact the organizing member national association. The contact information can be found here.


Accreditation Approval Criteria to IIHF Tournaments

For IIHF World Championships, the application forms for media accreditation are distributed by the respective national ice hockey association to the following type of media only: (The media types are listed in order of priority)

  1. National news agencies (Example: Reuters, AP, CP, DPA, Itar-TASS, FNB, TT).
  2. National daily newspapers (Example: Die Welt, Aftonbladet, Globe & Mail).
  3. Major regional daily newspapers (Example: Göteborgs-Posten, Basler Zeitung, The Toronto Star).
  4. Major daily sport papers (Example: Sport-Express, Russia, La Gazzeta dello Sport).
  5. Major sport or hockey weeklies (L' Equipe, Sports-Illustrated, The Hockey News).
  6. Major weekly magazine (Example: Der Spiegel, Newsweek).
  7. Major sport or hockey websites (Example:, - Note: No requests from applicants who write for websites which do not regularly cover sports or hockey will be approved.
  8. Other magazines (economic, lifestyle, fashion). Only time-limited accreditations.

In general, one credential per media outlet will be approved. For national news agencies, national daily newspapers the general limit will be three and for major regional newspapers and major daily sport papers the general limit will be two accreditations. Considerations will be given to special requests.

Also special considerations will be given to media of the hosting country and to regional media from hosting cities.

Since it is very difficult to control the validity of the increasing number of applications from freelance journalists, the following rules apply:

Further to the accreditation application, a freelance journalist must submit the following documents to the responsible person at the national association:

  1. Copy of a valid press card from a relevant press association (AIPS, national press association, national sports press association).
  2. List of media outlets that the freelancer will provide with stories, reports.
  3. Written confirmation from the editor of the media outlet that has assigned the freelancer to the IIHF World Championship.

In general, no application requests will be approved to freelance journalists from the organising country.

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