Press Accreditation For Golf Events At The Rio 2016 Olympic Games

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Dear Media Member,

The IGF would like to inform all written and photographic press wishing to apply for accreditation for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games to contact the National Olympic Committee (NOC) in the country in which their media organisation is based (Click here for the contact details of your NOC).

Specialised golf media who have been unable to secure accreditation through the relevant NOC, are kindly requested to fill in the form below completing every field and returning it no later than Friday, 20 February 2015 to IGF Communications by email (

 Please note:

Accreditation will be allocated on a geographical basis and as such spaces will be limited by country. Click here to download the Press Accreditation Application Form.


5 March 2015

The Rio 2016 Organising Committee distributes the Press by Number Accreditation forms and related press publications via their Extranet to NOCs.

5 June 2015

Deadline for NOCs to return the completed Press by Number forms to Rio 2016 and inform the press organisations within their territory of their accreditation allocations.

5 November 2015

Rio 2016 distributes the Press by Name accreditation forms sent to NOCs that have returned their Press by Number forms.

5 February 2016

Deadline for NOCs to return the Press by Name forms to Rio 2016, listing the names of each press representative they have agreed to accredit.

May 2016

Rio 2016 Accreditation Department distributes the non-valid Olympic Identity and Accreditation Cards (OIAC) to National Olympic Committees to send to their press organisations.  The OIAC will act as a visa into Brazil.

5 – 21 August 2016

Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Full details on the accreditation procedure are available on the official website of the International Olympic Committee at

The IGF is aware of the high media interest for the return of golf in the 2016 Olympic Games. Although the final decision on the allocation of Olympic accreditations does not rest with the IGF, the IGF will of course do its best to assist specialist photographers and journalists in the accreditation process for Rio. We are happy to answer any queries you may have.

Media contact:

IGF Communications

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