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Dear colleagues,

We proudly invite you to cover the 2011 Special Olympic World Summer Games, in Athens, the biggest sporting event worldwide for the year 2011. From June 25th to July 4th, nearly 7,500 Special Olympics athletes from 185 nations, competing in 22 Olympic-type sports will bring forth our vision of a world, where every person, regardless of their ability or disability, is accepted, welcomed and valued.

Members of the media wishing to apply for media credentialing must complete the online form by clicking on the Media Operations Registration button. The Deadline for the registration is 15/03/2011 for countries that do NOT require a visa. For countries that require a visa the deadline is 15/02/2011. Please click on the country list button to check if you need to apply for a visa.

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To ensure that the correct credentials are issued, please fill-out and review the form for accuracy before submitting your request. Confirmation will be made by e-mail or fax.

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about registration. We receive a high volume of e-mails each day, and while each inquiry is important to us, we don't have the resources to answer those questions that are covered in the FAQs. Please check to see if yours is a FAQ.


If you need more information about the registration process, please contact:

Media Operations
Organizing Committee Special Olympics World Summer Games ATHENS 2011
Ktirio Ippasias, Goudi Park, PO BOX 2011, 115 10, Athens, Greece
Telephone Numbers: +30211 2011 000
Fax.:+30211 2011 130

We look forward to joining us in our Wonderful Winning World, the Athens 2011 Special Olympic World Summer Games.

Media Operations Department


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