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  1. 1. London 2012
  2. 2. The 2012 Olympics <ul><li>Opening ceremony: July 27 </li></ul><ul><li>Closing ceremony: August 12 </li></ul><ul><li>17,000 athletes from 205 nations competing across 26 sports </li></ul><ul><li>31 venues in total - nine on Olympic park; 13 elsewhere in Greater London; rowing, canoeing, mountain-biking, sailing outside London; football in Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle, Coventry and Cardiff </li></ul>
  3. 3. The 2012 Paralympics <ul><li>Opening ceremony: August 29 </li></ul><ul><li>Closing ceremony: September 9 </li></ul><ul><li>4,500 athletes competing across 20 sports </li></ul>
  4. 4. Between 2005 and 2012 <ul><li>Helen William, Olympics reporter appointed in 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Post-Beijing – a Press Association journalist allocated to each Olympic sport </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthened connections with key stakeholders – LOCOG, the BOA, the IOC, NGBs </li></ul><ul><li>Increased coverage of Olympic sport </li></ul><ul><li>Daily coverage of 2012 preparations </li></ul><ul><li>Appointed host national news agency in 2010 </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Press Association team <ul><li>90 accreditations, including: </li></ul><ul><li>61 E accreditations – written journalists* and data staff </li></ul><ul><li>20 EP accreditations – photographers </li></ul><ul><li>Three ET accreditations – technical support staff </li></ul><ul><li>Six ENR accreditations – video journalists </li></ul><ul><li>Based in Press Association office within the main press centre (MPC) </li></ul><ul><li>* Will be allowed to function as ENRs within the media centre </li></ul>
  6. 6. Breakdown of E accreditations <ul><li>Reporters (covering sports) – 33 </li></ul><ul><li>Reporters (covering other Olympics news) – 10 </li></ul><ul><li>News editors – 14 </li></ul><ul><li>Data – 4 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Video opportunities <ul><li>Subject to ENR restrictions ‘on site’ </li></ul><ul><li>All ENR accredited journalists subject to the same restrictions. </li></ul><ul><li>BOA non-accredited media centre </li></ul><ul><li>VisitLondon non-accredited media centre </li></ul><ul><li>Weymouth non-accredited media centre </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsor lodges </li></ul><ul><li>Off-site events </li></ul>
  8. 8. Games time operation <ul><li>At least one reporter at every venue for every minute of competition </li></ul><ul><li>UK-angled and international-angled copy </li></ul><ul><li>Team of news reporters </li></ul><ul><li>Office in the main press centre </li></ul>
  9. 9. PA at the Paralympics <ul><li>18 staff supplemented by two part-time with the option of rotating in a further five news and four sport reporters as deemed necessary </li></ul><ul><li>Option to add in two interns </li></ul><ul><li>Four sport reporters covering athletics, swimming, cycling, wheelchair basketball </li></ul><ul><li>Two further reporters dropped in for rowing, equestrian </li></ul><ul><li>One news reporter </li></ul><ul><li>Five photographers including one picture editor </li></ul><ul><li>Three VJs including one video editor </li></ul><ul><li>Two editors </li></ul>
  10. 10. Our Olympics
  11. 11. Thank you