#Baku2015 European Games extends press accreditation deadline04 April 2017
Baku 2015 is today pleased to announce an official extension to the press accreditation deadline for this summer’s inaugural European Games.
The original deadline was Friday 6 March but in response to high press interest, and many requests for more time to submit applications, the deadline has been extended by four weeks to Friday 3 April.
Press representatives interested in covering Baku 2015 are encouraged to apply before this final deadline as accreditations beyond this date will not be accepted. Once approved, international press will be sent a pre-valid card which will serve as their visa to enter Azerbaijan.
Press are also encouraged to book their rooms in the newly constructed Media Village (50 euro per night including breakfast and 65 euro per night for a twin room) as spaces are limited. The Media Village is adjacent to the Athletes’ Village and will serve as a transport hub for all venues and provide working and catering facilities.
Please email [email protected] to request a press accreditation form before 3 April 2015.
NOTES TO EDITORS
Baku 2015 is the first ever European Games, an exciting and innovative multi-sport event for the continent which will take place from 12 – 28 June 2015.
There will be a total of 20 sports at Baku 2015: 16 Olympic sports and four non-Olympic sports. More than 6,000 athletes from across Europe will be representing their nations over 17 days of competition.
Twelve of the sports will offer qualification opportunities for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Those sports include Archery, Athletics, Boxing,
Cycling, Judo, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Triathlon, Volleyball and Wrestling.
Baku was awarded the Games by the European Olympic Committees (EOC) in December 2012. The Baku European Games Operations Committee (BEGOC) will organise and run the Games in cooperation with the EOC.