Accreditation for the Winter Universiade 2019 finished.
All submitted applications will be reviewed no later than February 2, 2019.
9 press centres at the sports venues as well as press zones in the Universiade Park and the Universiade Village will be arranged for the media work organization during the Games. Every press centre will have work places with Wi-Fi, information desks, mixed zones for athlete interviews recording, press conference halls, photo positions, media stands with access to the Internet, locker rooms, and recreation zones with hot beverages and snacks available. In addition to this, after being accredited journalists will have access to a special information service providing them with the latest facts concerning the competitions, news, photo and video materials.
All not local media representatives will be able to use a transfer going from the airport, the railway station or the bus station to the accredited accommodation places for the media in Krasnoyarsk. If needed, the Organising Committee will assist in accommodation booking. Let us note that transportation to Krasnoyarsk and back as well as accommodation in the Winter Universiade 2019 host city are paid at the expense of the media representatives.
Not less than 1,000 journalists from different countries are expected to cover the events of the Winter Universiade 2019.
All the television media will follow special rules during the competitions. They are prohibited to shoot video of the sports events from the stands and photo positions as TV broadcasting will be performed by the host broadcaster. Nevertheless, videographers are allowed to work with their equipment in mixed zones for athlete interviews recording, press conference halls, public zones and at the territory around the venues. Twice a day all the accredited media will be provided with the highlights for an individual video preparation. These include video compilations comprising the brightest moments of the Games.
Let us remind that the Universiade is a competition for students, a youth Olympics analogue (derived from the words "university" and "olympiade"). The Universiade has been the second most important multi-sport event in the world for more than 50 years. The competition is held by the International University Sports Federation (FISU) every two years. Students, graduate students and postgraduates of educational institutions under the age of 25 years have an opportunity to participate in it.
Hope to see you at the first ever Winter Universiade in the history of Russia!
In accordance with the requirements of the Russian legislation on communications and in order to avoid any interferences at the sports venues of the Winter Universiade 2019, special regulations will apply to the use of electronic devices: radio microphones, remote controls for photographic equipment, wireless video cameras, radio stations, Wi-Fi routers, radio communication devices of all types, and other equipment using wireless access. To use electronic devices on the premises of sports venues, a permit and a special label are required. Detailed instructions may be found in the note on use of radio electronic devices.
Journalists who participate in the coverage of the 2019 Winter Universiade are permitted to bring professional equipment into the Russian Federation to do their job.
Temporary import and declaration of professional media equipment shall be made in accordance with the customs regulations of the Eurasian Economic Union or international treaties of the Russian Federation. For more details on the procedures, please see the note on customs procedures for international media representatives.