Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games

Lausanne, July 31, 2014: Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games, There are just over two weeks to go until the Opening Ceremony of the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games, which are being held from 16 to 28 August. For those who are travelling to Nanjing, and for those who will be reporting on the event remotely, you will find below some information essential for your coverage of the Games:

Broadcast-quality footage:
For Rights-Holding Broadcasters, please contact OBS, which will be able to share pre-Games footage as well as extensive Games-time footage.

For non-Rights-Holding Broadcasters:
• You will find extensive broadcast-quality footage of our three new Youth Olympic Ambassadors (Chad LeClos, Michelle Wie and Yao Ming)

• Daily News Feed during the Games: Three news highlight feeds per day will be distributed via satellite by SNTV (recap of the day’s sporting action, including interviews with some of the winners, and activities with the Ambassadors and Athlete Role Models). For detailed information on the transmissions, please contact Associated Press (SNTV) – Andrew Parkinson (London) and Steve Moore (Singapore).

• A selection of high-resolution photos of the IOC President, Thomas Bach, the Ambassadors, venues, logos and mascots is available on our flickr account

• The Xinhua News Agency has been appointed as the Host Photo Agency for the Nanjing YOG and will supply professional sports photographic coverage of the YOG, distributed via its wire service and published on An additional photo gallery will provide 75-150 high-resolution photographs on a daily basis. These images will be made available, copyright free (for editorial non-commercial use), for download.

Editorial Content:
The Youth Info Service (YIS) is a professional sports-reporting service established and run by the IOC to cover the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games. The goal of YIS is to create quality sports editorial coverage of the competitions, the athletes, ceremonies and the Learn and Share activities (Culture and Education Programme).

The YIS coverage will include detailed sports reports on the competitions, feature articles on emerging young athletes and articles focusing on the different cultural and educational initiatives featured in the YOG. All stories are posted on and will be freely available for use, free of copyright, for editorial purposes.
Further content will be available on with daily updates on the main stories of the day. The competition results will be available daily

Press conferences:
Two IOC press conferences will take place during the Games:
• 16 August at 2 p.m. (local time): Opening press conference with IOC President Thomas Bach

• 28 August at 3 p.m. (local time): Closing press conference with IOC President Thomas Bach
We will keep you posted about further media events that will be organised on site.

There will be interview opportunities with:
• IOC President Thomas Bach

• 104 YOG Ambassadors who have been mandated to promote the Games in their respective countries and support the athletes during Games time.

• Athlete Role Models (ARMs) – to see the full list. ARMs are the Olympians and champions who will be mentoring the 3,800 participating athletes.

The media will be offered the chance to follow them while they interact with the young participating athletes during the Learn and Share activities (Culture and Education Programme). Please contact for their availability.

• We can help you get in contact with competitors via their National Olympic Committees.
There will be additional media opportunities:

• Culture and Education Programme: A full programme will be available for athletes to learn essential skills and gain knowledge, covering topics such as healthy eating, the dangers of doping and illegal betting, environmental protection and advice on their future careers. In addition, a team of 104 Young Ambassadors will guide and support the athletes through this programme, while 34 Young Reporters will be actively covering the Games.

• For the first time, we will introduce the Nanjing 2014 Sports Lab, an initiative that invites four exciting new sports to showcase themselves at the YOG. For Nanjing, we will see skateboarding, sport climbing, roller sports and wushu, which will each bring 16 international and Chinese top athletes in their sports to perform live at the urban Sports Lab venue.

If you are interested in arranging interviews, covering the Culture and Education Programme and discovering the Sports Lab, please send us an email at

To follow the action live and on VOD: There will be live online coverage of Nanjing 2014 as well as 480 hours of VOD. This can be viewed on several platforms, including,, and via the Olympic TV App, and in China with CNTV and CCTV apps.

For the latest updates on the Games, press releases, photo and video postings and media logistics information, please follow us on twitter at

IOC Social Media, Blogging and Internet Guidelines: The IOC actively promotes the use of the Internet and social media by accredited persons. The “IOC Social Media, Blogging and Internet Guidelines for persons accredited at the Youth Olympic Games” will help those wishing to develop Olympic-related web activity in connection with the upcoming Youth Olympic Games.

News Access Rules: News Access Rules apply to television and radio broadcasting by non-rights holding broadcast organisations only.

Photographers’ Undertaking: Photographers are required to sign a “Photographers’ Undertaking” as a part of the accreditation process. The Undertaking stipulates that images taken by accredited photographers at Nanjing 2014 can be used freely for still photographic editorial purposes, on any platform, and that the use of such photographs for advertising or any other commercial purpose is expressly prohibited by the IOC. Photographers will sign the Undertaking upon collection of their Photo Bib at the Photo Help Desk of the MPC.

Media Briefing for Accredited Media: A media briefing for accredited media will be held in the main press conference room of the Main Press Centre at 3 p.m. on 14 August. At this meeting, Nanjing and IOC Media Operations will present the facilities and services available for the media at the Youth Olympic Games, such as the Main Press Centre, venues, Youth Olympic Village, transport, photo operations, the Opening Ceremony filming in the venues and Village Square, and other topics.

Main Press Centre: The Main Press Centre (MPC) is located at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre. The Main Media Centre (MMC) houses the IBC and the MPC. The Media Accreditation Centre is adjacent to the MMC.

IOC office at the Main Press Centre: The IOC Communications and Media Relations office will be based at the MPC.

YOV Village Square: The YOV Village Square will be located adjacent to the residential zone of the Youth Olympic Village. It will host a number of activities for the athletes and is where much of the Learn and Share programme of the YOG will be held. All media are permitted to use professional video equipment in the YOV Village Square, and footage taken in the YOV Village Square will not be considered subject to the time restrictions contained in the News Access Rules. —- IOC

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