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Media accreditation opens for 2017 FIG events

Publication date : 07/03/2017

The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) is pleased to announce that the media accreditation process for its major events in 2017 has begun.

The list of events includes the King Harald´s World Gym for Life Challenge 2017 in Vestfold (NOR) in July, the 35th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Pesaro (ITA) end of August and early September, the 47th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Montreal (CAN) in October, and the 32nd Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships in Sofia (BUL).

Media registration requests for the 25th World Age Group Competitions in Trampoline Gymnastics that follow the Word Championships in Sofia must be directed to the Local Organising Committee (Ms. Antoaneta Ilieva - antoaneta.ilieva(at)

Accredited journalists take flash quotes from Simone Biles (USA) and Gabrielle Douglas at the 2015 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Glasgow (GBR).

Members of the media who wish to cover the 2017 FIG World Championships or the World Gym for Life Challenge must register via the online Media management tool for international Gymnastics events at Only complete applications will be considered. After the submission deadline, applicants will be notified by email if their request has been accepted or rejected. Upon arrival onsite, accepted media representatives will be asked to sign the FIG's professional journalism policy form* as well as the media or broadcaster declaration*, respectively, before receiving their credentials.

Event dates, contacts and registration deadlines are summarised in this document.

As per the FIG Media Rules, registration for FIG events is open to the written press, photographers, radio representatives, rights-holders and non-rights holding television broadcasters (ENR) with the following limitations:

Written press (newspaper, magazine, internet) - two professionals per organisation
Photographer - one professional per organisation (except for agencies)
Radio - two professionals per organisation
ENR - three professionals per organisation

The granting of credentials for website editors and photographers is subject to the fulfilment of a number of requirements outlined under 'website criteria'*. Web editors are requested to fill in the website questionnaire* and to send it back to the FIG Media Department.

Please also refer to the FIG's media accreditation and photo and video policies*.

Professionals who need an official invitation letter in order to apply for a visa for the host countries of the respective events are requested to contact the Local Organising Committees. Related information will be published here in due time.

*These documents can be found in the FIG Media Rules Appendix.