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Help Needed for Rio EP/EP-S/ENR Accreditation
Grace Chiu, Photographer
Ottawa | ON | Canada | Posted: 8:10 AM on 10.29.15
->> I find myself without EP or EP-S accreditation for the Olympic Games in Rio. I have hit a roadblock with my national Olympic Committee (COC) and my publisher at Inside Gymnastics Magazine has been unsuccessful with the USOC. The COC used to have a waiting list for freed up accreditations, but they are saying they will not have one this time.

I have been EP-accredited for the last 3 summer Olympic Games as well as a Youth Olympic Games, 5 Pan American Games, this year's first European Games, 3 Commonwealth Games, and am presently at my 23rd World Gymnastics Championships. I really only need an EP-S or ENR for the gymnastics sports. I am also a judge of women's artistic gymnastics with extensive expertise in the sport and the athletes. My travel arrangements are already booked. I also have plans to cover the test event/2nd qualifier in Rio in April.

I have heard that some media agencies are not going to actually send photographers because of the high costs of travel and accommodations, even though they have secured accreditations for.

If you know of anyone who has an unallocated accreditation, please contact me as soon as possible. The names of assigned media personnel to be accredited by organizations has to be submitted very soon (November 1st?).
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Ben Mackey, Photographer, Photo Editor
Columbia | MD | USA | Posted: 7:00 PM on 10.29.15
->> Grace,

Check your e-mail. Just sent you another idea to pursue between now and Sunday.
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