Media Accreditation

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 media@iihf.com.

International radio and TV requests as well as websites with audio/video coverage should send accreditation requests to media@iihf.com.

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 hockey@ck.by.

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:

http://mfa.gov.by/en/press/accreditation/

 

2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division I Group A

Accreditation for the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division I Group A in Goyang, Korea, can be requested until 5 April 2014.

 

Click here to download the form.

 

Please send the accreditation form to kariyansakic@naver.com and for radio/TV/video requests at the address indicated in the form.

 

The dedicated hotel for media representatives is The MVL Hotel KINTEX. Click here for the booking form.

 

2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division I Group B

Accreditation for the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division I Group B in Vilnius, Lithuania, can be requested until 31 March 2014.

 

Click here to download the form.

 

Please send the accreditation form to vaclovas.gedvilas@hockey.lt and for radio/TV/video requests at the address indicated in the form.

 

2014 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship

Media accreditation for the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship in Lappeenranta and Imatra, Finland, can be requested until 6 April 2014.
 
Media accreditation can be applied online.

 

2014 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship Division I Group A

Accreditation for the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship Division I Group A in Prerov, Czech Republic, can be requested until 25 March 2014.

 

Click here for the application form in English or Czech.

 

2014 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship Division I Group B

Accreditation for the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship Division I Group B in Ventspils, Latvia, can be requested until 28 March 2014.

 

Click here to download the form.

 

Please send the accreditation form to maris.gorbunovs@lhf.lv.

 

2014 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women's World Championship

Media accreditation for the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship has started and can be requested until 16th March 2014.

You can fill in the online form here in English or Hungarian.

 

2014 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women's World Championship Division I

Accreditation for the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women's World Championship Division I in Füssen, Germany, can be requested until 23 March 2014.

 

Click here to download and submit the form.

 

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: ESPN.com, TSN.ca) - 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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