Press Accreditation Rio 2016 Olympic Games

The FEI is reminding all written and photographic press hoping for accreditation for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games to contact the National Olympic Committee (NOC) in the country in which their media organisation is based (Click here for the contact details of your NOC).

Specialized equestrian media who have been unable to secure accreditation through the relevant NOC, should contact the FEI Press Relations Department by email ( by Friday, 20 February 2015.

Applications sent to the FEI should provide full contact details of the media outlet, including email, mobile telephone number and website, comprehensive information regarding its circulation and/or the number of unique visitors per month, and outline in detail the coverage planned for the Rio 2016 Olympic equestrian events.

Media who have applied through the FEI will be informed whether their application has been successful directly by the IOC.


5 March 2015

The Rio 2016 Organising Committee distributes the Press by Number Accreditation forms and related press publications via their Extranet to NOCs.

5 June 2015

Deadline for NOCs to return the completed Press by Number forms to Rio 2016 and inform the press organisations within their territory of their accreditation allocations.

5 November 2015

Rio 2016 distributes the Press by Name accreditation forms sent to NOCs that have returned their Press by Number forms.

5 February 2016

Deadline for NOCs to return the Press by Name forms to Rio 2016, listing the names of each press representative they have agreed to accredit.

May 2016

Rio 2016 Accreditation Department distributes the non-valid Olympic Identity and Accreditation Cards (OIAC) to National Olympic Committees to send to their press organizations.  The OIAC will act as a visa into Brazil.

5 – 21 August 2016

Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Full details on the accreditation procedure are available on the official website of the International Olympic Committee at

The FEI is aware of the high media interest for the 2016 Olympic equestrian events. Although the final decision on the allocation of Olympic accreditations does not rest with the FEI, the FEI will do its best to assist specialist photographers and journalists in the accreditation process for Rio. Please contact them with any questions you may have.