IAAF World Championships: Media Information

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Accreditation

Press Accreditation

Accreditation for the IAAF World Championships is now open and will remain open until Monday 8 May 2017.

Please follow this link in order to submit your application.

The accreditation system used to manage the IAAF World Championships is an integrated, web-based platform. Users will be able to register and use the system on smart phones, tablets and personal computers.

Accreditation access codes are required to access the registration website. Once the accreditation process opens in February 2017, these can be obtained as follows:

* National Press and Photographers
Should request accreditation access codes from UK Athletics

* International Press and Photographers
Accreditation access codes will be distributed through the IAAF Member Federations. Applications should be made to the national federation of the country where the headquarters of the media organisation represented is located

* International Agencies
Will receive the accreditation access codes directly from the IAAF

Once the press accreditation process opens and you have your accreditation access code, you will be able to access the IAAF online accreditation registration system from this page.

Upon registration, you will be able to:

  • *Apply for accreditation
  • *Submit accommodation requests
  • *Upload travel details and documentation


Broadcast Accreditation

Broadcast accreditation is now open and will close on 9 June 2017.

All broadcasters – Rights Holders and Non Rights Holders – should email requests for accreditation through to broadcasting@iaaf.org. Rights Holders will be accredited in line with their contracted terms.

An overview of the online broadcast accreditation application process is available here.

 

Visas

A full list of nationals who will need a visa to enter the UK will be made available along with the accreditation link when it goes live in January. In the meantime, you may check if you need a visa by using the following link: https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa.

If you require a visa to enter the UK, please ensure that you/your organisation apply for the correct category of visa.

Standard Visitor Visa

This visa category is suitable for applicants who will be working at the Championships and will not be receiving payment from a UK source for any activities undertaken in the UK, except for reasonable expenses to cover the cost of their travel and subsistence.

https://visas-immigration.service.gov.uk/product/uk-visit-visa

If you are not eligible for the Standard Visitor Visa, please refer to the categories below to check which type of visa you will require.

Permitted Paid Engagement Visa

This visa category is suitable for applicants who will be working at the Championships to undertake a short-term activity and will receive payment from a UK source.

Please note that this visa will only allow you to remain in the UK for up to one month.

https://www.gov.uk/permitted-paid-engagement-visa/apply

Tier 5 (temporary worker)

This visa category is suitable for applicants who will be working at the Championships to undertake an activity and will receive payment from a UK source.

You can come to the UK for a maximum of up to 12 months.

For advice on your visa category and application, please contact Karen

Forbes on +44 (0) 7917 424561 or by email KForbes@london2017.org.uk.

Alternatively, you can find guidance online via the following link https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration.

 

Accommodation

We currently have four accommodation options for media attending the 2017 IAAF World Championships, covering a range of budgets.

University of East London Accommodation (2-star)

Single rooms are available for those wanting a budget option during the championships. The accommodation comprises simple single rooms, each with its own private bathroom.

The closest Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station is Cyprus, which is just a few minutes’ walk from the accommodation.

Single room: £85 per night
Studio (with small kitchenette): £125

Rate includes buffet breakfast and WiFi

www.uel.ac.uk/Accommodation

Moxy Hotel ExCel (3-star)

The Moxy Hotel is Marriott’s new hotel concept in the UK and is due to open in March 2017. The hotel is perfect for the business traveller wanting simple but comfortable accommodation, a light continental breakfast and a bar serving drinks and pub-style meals for both lunch and dinner.

The hotel is located close to Royal Albert DLR station.

Single room (double bed): £130
Twin room (two double beds): £140

Rates include continental buffet breakfast and WiFi

www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/lonor-moxy-london-royal-docks/ 

Aloft Hotel ExCel (4-star)

Aloft Hotel ExCel is conveniently located - adjoined to the ExCel Convention Centre.

The hotel’s ‘loft style’ bedrooms make this venue a popular choice with visitors. The hotel boasts a 24-hour gym, with splash pool to unwind and recharge. There is also the choice of two bars and a restaurant for drinks and dining, with a ‘grab and go’ option for breakfast on the run. The hotel has a self-service laundry facility onsite. In-room technology includes 42'' flat screen TVs.

Aloft is located next to Prince Regent DLR station.
Parking is available for an additional charge of £16 per night.

Single room (double bed): £145
Twin room (two double beds): £155
Suite: £255 single occupancy | £265 double occupancy – subject to availability

Rates include buffet breakfast and WiFi

www.aloftlondonexcel.com/

Doubletree Hilton ExCel (4-star)

The Doubletree Hilton has well-appointed, spacious bedrooms, a bar, restaurant and lounge, as well as and a small gym for those wishing to keep active during their stay. Amongst the standard 4* hotel facilities, Doubletree rooms also boast iMac PC/TV entertainment system with Skype.

The hotel is located close to Prince Regent DLR station.
Limited parking is available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

Single room (double bed): £145
Twin room (two double beds): £155
Suite: £255 single occupancy | £265 double occupancy – subject to availability

Rates include full buffet breakfast and WiFi

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NB. there will be no designated London 2017 media centres located in the media hotels.

The ExCel Centre is located just four miles from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park at Prince Regent DLR station and the journey time by DLR is 13 minutes.

London City Airport is less than one mile from the hotel cluster; public transportation is available and takes just eight minutes, or a taxi takes approximately six minutes.

London Heathrow Airport to the hotel cluster takes approximately 90 minutes by either taxi or public transport.

Accredited media bookings have the following transport benefits included in the price of their stay:

  • *2 daily trips on the DLR to Stratford
  • *Out of hours transport service
  • *Shuttle service for marathon and race walk events 

 

Transport

Airport transfers

From Heathrow Airport

A number of public transport options are available from Heathrow Airport.

  • The Heathrow Express service runs every 15 minutes from the airport to Paddington train station. The journey time is 15 minutes. Cost is £27 for a single journey and £42 for a return for tickets purchased on board, but significant discounts are available if tickets are booked online in advance. Go to heathrowexpress.com for more details.
  • Heathrow Connect services run every 30 minutes from the airport to Paddington train station. This is a stopping service and the journey time is between 30 and 50 minutes.
  • The London Underground (Piccadilly Line) also services Heathrow Airport. Trains run at least every ten minutes and the journey time to central London is less than one hour.

An airport transfer service will operate between Heathrow Terminals 2, 3, 4, 5 and the ExCeL cluster of hotels from 31 July and 3 August. Return services will run on 14 and 15 August. Schedules and frequencies will be made available in due course.  

From City Airport

City Airport is the closest airport to the media hotels at ExCeL.

It is a 20-minute journey on the Docklands Light Railway from the airport to the media hotels (Prince Regent station), or a five-minute taxi ride.

 

For the London Stadium

The London Stadium is easily reached by public transport. The closest stations are:  

  • Pudding Mill Lane (Docklands Light Railway) – 10-minute walk
  • Stratford (rail services, Docklands Light Railway and London Underground) – 15-minute walk
  • Stratford International (rail services and Docklands Light Railway) – 15-minute walk

On competition days, a shuttle service will run between Stratford International Station and the venue.  

Media staying in the official accommodation will be provided with tickets for the Docklands Light Rail plus have access to an out-of-hours shuttle service that will run between the venue and ExCeL cluster of hotels (for late finishes). 

 

For Tower Bridge (marathon)

The marathon start and finish, at Tower Bridge, is well serviced by public transport. The closest stations to the Tower Hotel (for the media centre) are:

  • Tower Gateway (Docklands Light Rail) – five-minute walk
  • Tower Hill (London Underground) – five-minute walk

A shuttle service will also operate between the media hotels at ExCeL and the venue on race day. Scheduled services will drop off at Tower Hotel prior to the start of the men’s race. Return services will drop off either at the ExCeL hotel cluster or at the London Stadium (for the evening session) after the conclusion of the women’s race.

You will be able to sign up to the marathon shuttle service at the media centre help desk.

 

For The Mall (race walks)

The Mall can be reached by London Underground services and the closest stations to the media centre are:

  • Green Park (London Underground) – 10-minute walk
  • St James’ Park (London Underground) – 10-minute walk

A shuttle service will also operate between the media hotels and the venue on race day. Scheduled services will drop off close to The Mall prior to the start of the men’s 50km race. Return services will drop off at either the ExCeL hotel cluster or at the London Stadium (for the evening session of athletics) after the conclusion of the men’s 20km race.  

You will be able to sign up to the race walk shuttle service at the media centre help desk.

 

Parking

Press parking

A limited amount of parking will be available at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for those who are not able to use public transport. If you would like to request parking, please email us at media@london2017.org.uk for more information. Note that making a request does not guarantee you a place, as parking will be allocated on a priority basis, with preference given to photographers.

Broadcast parking

A limited amount of parking may be available at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for Rights Holding Broadcasters. If you would like to enquire about parking, please email HostBroadcasterIAAF@london2017.org.uk

Note that if you plan on driving in London please be aware that the congestion charge is in operation weekdays from 07:00 – 18:00. For details on the congestion charge and areas affected please go to the Transport for London website: tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/congestion-charge

 

 

Operational Info

Photographers

All photographers will need to sign a photographers’ agreement as part of their accreditation application.

 

Contact

Press Contact

If you have any questions regarding the accreditation application process please contact media@london2017.org.uk.

Broadcast Contact

If you have any questions regarding the broadcast accreditation application process please contact broadcasting@iaaf.org  For general broadcast enquiries please contact HostBroadcasterIAAF@london2017.org.uk 


For general London 2017 enquiries contact  London2017@uka.org.uk