Lausanne, Switzerland. February 25. — The FEI announced today that all specialised equestrian written and photographic press wishing to secure accreditation for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games through the FEI, must apply by Friday, March 6. The previous deadline of February 20 has been extended because the FEI set their original deadline in accordance with the exceptionally early media accommodation deadline set by Rio 2016.

Media who have been unable to obtain accreditation through their National Olympic Committee should contact the FEI Press Relations Department by email (

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.

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 promises to do its best to assist specialist photographers and journalists in the accreditation process for Rio.