2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship
Accreditation for the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Minsk, Belarus, will be open until 31 January, 2014. Media members who are registered into the accreditation system will not be required to obtain a visa for entry into Belarus.
Click here to access the accreditation system.
Any issues with the system should be reported to email@example.com.
International radio and TV requests as well as websites with audio/video coverage should also send accreditation requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hotel Belarus, located in the downtown area of Minsk, has been designed as a media hotel. The official travel partner of the 2014 World Championship in charge of booking hotels is CenterKurort.
Any media members with questions about accommodation during the World Championship should contact email@example.com.
Note: Any media wishing to cover topics that are not related either to ice hockey or to the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship must apply for an additional foreign journalist accreditation from the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as per Belarusian law. Application forms can be obtained in English by clicking the link below:
2014 IIHF World Junior Championship
Media accreditation for the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship in Malmö, Sweden, can be requested until 18 November 2013.
Click here to download the application form.
Please send the application form to firstname.lastname@example.org, for international radio and TV requests as well as websites with audio/video coverage please contact email@example.com.
Click here to find accommodation in Malmö and find out more about the city. Journalists with a media accreditation will be able to use public transportation within the Skånetrafiken network.
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)
- National news agencies (Example: Reuters, AP, CP, DPA, Itar-TASS, FNB, TT).
- National daily newspapers (Example: Die Welt, Aftonbladet, Globe & Mail).
- Major regional daily newspapers (Example: Göteborgs-Posten, Basler Zeitung, The Toronto Star).
- Major daily sport papers (Example: Sport-Express, Russia, La Gazzeta dello Sport).
- Major sport or hockey weeklies (L' Equipe, Sports-Illustrated, The Hockey News).
- Major weekly magazine (Example: Der Spiegel, Newsweek).
- Major sport or hockey websites (Example: ESPN.com, TSN.ca) - Note: No requests from applicants who write for websites which do not regularly cover sports or hockey will be approved.
- 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:
- Copy of a valid press card from a relevant press association
(AIPS, national press association, national sports press association).
- List of media outlets that the freelancer will provide with stories, reports.
- 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.