Accredited journalists will have free service to work in the Main Press Center and competition venues.The deadline to submit accreditation requests is May 10, 2019, through the National Olympic Committees and the Lima 2019 organization. It starts next January 26.More than 1500 local and international journalists are expected to be accredited.The Main Press Center...
Accredited journalists will have free service to work in the Main Press Center and competition venues.
The deadline to submit accreditation requests is May 10, 2019, through the National Olympic Committees and the Lima 2019 organization. It starts next January 26.
More than 1500 local and international journalists are expected to be accredited.
The Main Press Center (MPC) will be located at the Lima Convention Center, in San Borja, and journalists will have certain facilities in all the competition venues.
Major announcements were made by the Organizing Committee of the Lima 2019 Pan American and Parapan American Games. written press, photographers and radios/TV stations that did not pay for broadcasting rights will have free Internet access and free transportation to all competition venues. Non-rights-holding media will be able to record athletes’ interviews in the interview zones of the competition venues, as well as in the press conference rooms of the Main Press Center (MPC), Athletes’ Village and the football venue. Lima 2019 broadcast is ensured.
The event started with the speech of Alberto Valenzuela, executive board advisor of the Lima 2019 Games. Communications, Commercial and Marketing Manager Christian Van Oordt and Press Operations Director María Belén Rojas also carried out presentations.
Topics addressed during the workshop were related to competition venues and sports, accommodation, transport, as well as technology available for the media coverage of the most important continental multisport event.
Accreditations for Lima 2019 Start Next January
The Accreditation System for local and foreign media for the Lima 2019 Pan American and Parapan American Games will be available from January 26, as stated by the Games Organizing Committee during the workshop on press logistical facilities, which gathered over 50 local journalists, international agencies and press representatives of Canada, Brazil, Virgin Islands and Cuba National Olympic Committees.
The deadline to submit accreditation requests will be May 10, 2019, and they should be made through the National Olympic Committees (NOC).
More than 1500 local and foreign journalists are expected to participate. It is estimated that approximately 50% of them will be Peruvian.
For the Parapan American Games, which opens on August 23, 2019, accreditation will be opened from March 25 to May 24, 2019. Around 300 local and international journalists are expected to participate, and the accreditation will be through National Paralympic Committees.
For international news agencies and countries not included in the Pan American and Parapan American program, the accreditation will be made through Lima 2019. It should be noted that accreditation offices will be available in all the competition venues.
Confirmed. After the Organizing Committee of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games announced last September that the press will have free Internet, Lima 2019 joined this initiative promoting high-quality benefits and will also offer this free service. There will be 1GB for the Main Press Center and 10MB shared with all the venues.
You will be able to connect your mobile devices and laptops. This free service for media journalists, photographers, reporters and cameramen that have not paid for accredited broadcasting rights will be available in the Main Press Center and in the competition venues. If they require a broader Internet access, they will have the corresponding service.
Central Transport Hub and Accommodation Alternatives
Journalists will have free transportation service from the MPC to all the competition venues every 45 minutes, approximately.
As for accommodation, the Lima 2019 Organizing Committee stated that they have pre-selected high-quality hotels close to the MPC, so journalists can evaluate their accommodation alternatives in Lima. In January a logistics operator will be hired to coordinate the service and look for best price/quality options.
Interview Zones: Lima 2019 Innovation
This is great news for the media that will not pay broadcasting rights, as they will be able to record athletes’ interviews in the interview zones and in the press conference rooms of the MPC, Athletes’ Village and the football venue.
The interview zone, better known as I-Zone, is a new concept implemented by major international sports events, such as Baku 2015 European Games and the recent Women's Hockey World Cup carried out last July in London.
The I-Zone areas, replacing press conference rooms, offer more customized and immediate interviews. The access to this exclusive interviews will be coordinated with the Lima 2019 staff.
It was clarified that although journalists have facilities for the Games coverage, media staff with no broadcasting rights will not be able to live stream the competitions. Negotiations to access to such service are opened.
Also, the mixed zone, space in which the athlete will contact the media for the first time, will be established. Athletes will be able to cross the mixed zone once the competition is finished and are free to make statements, if they deem appropriate.
Media that has not paid for broadcasting rights will have access to grandstands with tables and seats to watch the competitions. Photographers will have access to photographers’ positions around the field of play to capture the best pictures of the 38 sports and 17 Para sports included in the Lima 2019 program.
There are 25 press centers. Some of them are shared among various sports and have capacity for 100, 80, 40 and 20 positions, so journalists can work successfully.
Main Press Center in LCC
One of the most important topics for local and foreign journalists, who carefully listened the information provided on the four-hour workshop, was that the Main Press Center (CPP) will be located at the Lima Convention Center (LCC acronym in English) in San Borja.
The fourth floor of the MPC will be the main location, where local and international press will cover the Pan American and Parapan American Games. A press work room with capacity for 300 people will be implemented, as well as an additional work room for 100 photographers and lockers to store work devices.
Also, two (2) press conference rooms will be available with capacity for 250 and 100 people. Both rooms will have the service of simultaneous and consecutive interpretation, respectively.
There will be a restaurant on the 5th floor with high-quality and available offer. Promperú is supporting the implementation of a promotion zone of the country that attract the international attention during the Games.
It is important to mention that all press facilities, both in MPC and press spaces in competition venues, are in compliance with the corresponding accessibility standards.
The Lima 2019 Organizing Committee is working hard to offer high-quality services and facilities, so the local and international press can work successfully. In this way, Lima 2019 firmly plans and positions itself at the level of large international multisport events.