Tokyo 2020
Paralympic Games
25 August - 6 September


The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee are pleased to invite members of the media to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Please note that press accreditation is granted to media professionals only.

Written press and photographers

Each National Paralympic Committee (NPC) is responsible for its own country's press accreditation. The full procedure is scheduled to start in 2019 according with the timeline below. Tokyo 2020 will contact each NPC individually regarding each phase.

Members of the written press and photographers that intend to cover the Paralympic Games should apply via the NPC of the country that they are based in. Please find information regarding each NPC here.

Non rights-holding TV and radio broadcasters

Non rights-holding TV and radio broadcasters (ENR) organisations applied directly to the IPC. The deadline to request ENR accreditation was 12 July 2019.

Successful ENRs applicants will have to abide by the Radio and Television News Access Rules.

They will be required to sign an agreement related to these Rules ahead of the Games in order to have their accreditation granted.

The News Access Rules apply to radio and television broadcasting by non-rights holding broadcast organisations (ENRs).

News Access Rules are designed to protect the exclusivity of broadcasters which have paid for rights, while permitting fair access for ENRs to broadcast news highlights for news purposes.

The News Access Rules clearly outline the rules that apply to coverage by ENR organisations, as well as venue access rules and restrictions within the host city and country.

The News Access Rules for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will be published later this year.

If you have any questions, please contact

Radio and TV rights-holding broadcasters please contact

Key dates – Paralympic Games Press Accreditation
Date Activity
10 May to 26 Jul 2019 Press by Number phase for National Paralympic Committees (NPCs)
10 May to 12 Jul 2019 ENR and other international news organisations Press by Number phase
2 Mar 2020 Press by Name manual and materials sent to NPCs and the IPC
15 May 2020 Deadline for Press by Name (Note than NPCs and the IPC may set earlier deadline to allow processing and submission to Tokyo 2020


Paralympic Games press accreditation categories
Category Description
E - JOURNALIST This includes the following roles; Journalist, editor, photographic editor, employed or contracted by an international or national news agency, a general daily newspaper, a sports newspaper, magazine or internet site, a digital journalist, or independent or freelance journalist under contract.
EP - PHOTOGRAPHER Photographer meeting the same criteria as defined for category "E".
ET - TECHNICIAN Accreditations in this category are limited to technical support personnel of major news agencies, organisations and/or photo agencies only.
ENR - BROADCASTER Member of a non-rights holding radio and/or television organisation.
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