POSTED: November 6th 2012

Sochi 2014 meets the Olympic press corps

Mayor of Sochi Anatoly Pakhomov / Sochi 2014
Mayor of Sochi Anatoly Pakhomov / Sochi 2014

There are over 300 media from 30 countries / Sochi 2014
There are over 300 media from 30 countries / Sochi 2014

LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications

November 6 – The Sochi 2014 winter Games organisers are holding the traditional World Press Briefing (WPB) this week November 6-9 a little over a year out to the opening ceremony.

A good 30 countries have sent 300 media representatives to the briefing and this includes the domestic Russian Press, international agencies, print publications, and non-rights holding television networks.

There will be around 2,800 accredited press that will be attending the Games to cover all the action and write stories about the excitement of the Olympics. This briefing is designed for the media to familiarize themselves with the Games’ plan, as well as the opportunities and services that will be available for the accredited journalists during Sochi 2014.

Also attending the press briefing are representatives from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), future host city PyeongChang who will organize the 2018 Olympics and Paralympics, National Olympic Committees, National Paralympic Committees, and international sports federations.

Some of the attendees are representing the New York Times, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, CNN, FOX, AP, AFP, Reuters, Bloomberg, Xinhua, and also RIA Novosti, ITAR-TASS, "Sovetsky Sport", "Sport-ekspress", and the "Kommersant" publishing house. As well as staff from the main dedicated online sports portals in Russia and 

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