Gary Abbott sent along the following:
Media accreditation has begun for 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Wrestling and Judo
The media accreditation process has begun for journalists interested in covering the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Wrestling and Judo, which will be held at the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada , Las Vegas , June 13-15, 2008.
A media accreditation form has been developed as a pdf file, which can be downloaded and sent to the event organizers for consideration via FAX or mail.
The event will feature contests in each of the 18 Olympic wrestling weight classes in the three Olympic styles (men’s freestyle, men’s Greco-Roman, women’s freestyle) as well as the 14 Olympic judo weight divisions to be contested at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
Each individual journalist who wishes to cover the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Wrestling and Judo will have to submit an accreditation form. A media outlet may send in all of their requests at once, but one form must be completed for each applicant.
Accreditation acceptance will be done on a “rolling basis,” being handled shortly after each application is received. All media outlets are encouraged to send in their applications as soon as possible in order for the event organizers and the media outlets to make the appropriate plans.
The deadline for all media accreditation is June 1, 2008.
There will be over 300 athletes from all across the United States entered in this event, all who are pursuing their personal Olympic dreams.
The U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Wrestling and Judo will be a tremendous opportunity for media to cover the Olympic quest. For local media, there should be many athletes from numerous markets to cover. For national and international media, the competition will feature numerous Olympic medal hopefuls, as well as a large number of compelling personal stories.