Want to cover the 2010 Games? Act fast

The Canadian Olympic Committee is currently accepting applications for media wishing to cover the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver/Whistler (Feb. 12-28). The catch is you have to apply, like, right now. Deadline is Oct. 6, 2008.

Quoth the COC:

The COC anticipates a great deal of interest from Canadian media wishing to cover the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, but due to the limited quantity of accreditations allotted to the COC by the International Olympic Committee, strict criteria will be applied to the allocation process. The selection criteria will include the following as priorities: national scope in coverage (agencies), readership and circulation (regional coverage or large dailies), previous history in attending and covering Olympic Games, geographical representation and linguistic equity.

Considering that even major newspapers have trouble getting accreditation to these things sometimes, don’t expect your average blogger to have much luck with this process.

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