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Beijing Olympic Main Press Center opens

Beijing Olympic Main Press Center opens

The Main Press Center (MPC) for the Beijing Olympics formally opened on Tuesday, July 8 and will follow a 24-hour operation schedule between July 25 and August 27 for media crews from around the world, Director of the MPC and IBC operation team, Sha Wanquan, told reporters Tuesday. [Full story][Press conference] [Photo Gallery]

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Media Services

Media ServicesMedia Services Division of the Media Operations Department is managing such vital media services as Accommodation, Accreditation, Transportation, Rate Card, Catering, Technology and Telecommunications provided by various BOCOG functional areas. Serving as a liaison point between media representatives or organizations and BOCOG service providers, Media Services provides direct advice and help for the functional areas to ensure that media needs are understood and met. More>>


The Main Press Centre (MPC) is the central work place for the 5,600 accredited written and photographic press covering the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, providing 24-hour services and facilities, news and information. More>>


In accordance with the IOC Technical Manual on Media, one of the responsibilities of Media Operations is to provide a standard level of facilities and services at the Venue Media Centres (VMCs) ... More>>



  • The Olympic News Service (ONS) is responsible for providing ... More>>

Photo Services

Photo Services

  • The still image capturing a moment of excellence, triumph ... More>>

World Press Briefing

First developed for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, World Press Briefings have proven to be a valuable tool for Olympic organizers to provide up-to-date information about Olympic preparations for the media while helping the news organizations plan their media coverage. More>>

Media Kits

To facilitate foreign media organizations and foreign journalists to report on the Beijing Olympic Games, BOCOG has compiled and officially published today the "Service Guide for Foreign Media Coverage of the Beijing Olympic Games and the Preparatory Period". More>>

Broadcasting Coordination

Broadcasting Coordination

  • IBC is the heart of the Olympic broadcast operations. More>>

Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures

  • Facts and Figures of Beijing Olympic Games, Key Games Dates ... More>>

Media Operations for Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games

Media Operations for Beijing 2008 Paralympic GamesMedia Service Guide for accredited media organizations for the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games are released on the official website of BOCOG and the hard copies have been distributed via the National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) to accredited press organizations. The Guide prepared according to the guidelines of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) include the Press by Number Accreditation Guide, Media Accommodation Guide, Media Freight and Shipping Guide, Press Rate Card ... More>>
Download the Guide: [English Version]

  • • Press By Number Accreditation Guide [Guide] [forms]
  • • Media Accommodation Guide [Guide] [forms]
  • • Media Freight and Shipping Guide [Guide] [forms]
  • • Press Rate Card [Guide] [forms]
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Media Operations

The Media Operations Department of BOCOG was established in April, 2004.The Media Operations team will provide the best possible working conditions for members of the accredited written and photographic press and Non-rights-holding Broadcasters (ENR) as well as coordination of broadcasting services for Rights-holding Broadcasters and Host Broadcaster-Beijing Olympic Broadcasting Co., Ltd (BOB). The mission of Media Operations is to allow the Media to cover the Games to the best of their abilities and to ensure the fullest coverage by the different media and the widest possible audience for the Olympic Games.

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