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Media Accreditation Denied from London 2012 Olympics

For the record.

————- Forwarded message —————
From: Riley D. <redacted address>
Date: 2010/12/17
Subject: London 2012 press accreditation
To: “dave@truenorthmediahouse.com” <dave@truenorthmediahouse.com>

Dear Dave,

On behalf of the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), we regret to inform
you that we are unable to fulfill your request for media accreditation
for the 2012 Olympic Games at this time, due to the high number of
requests received and the limited number of accreditations available.

Should you have any questions regarding the press accreditation
process for the 2012 Olympic Games please feel free to contact myself
or Caroline Sharp at (613) 244-2020, csharp@olympic.ca.

Thank you for your submission and for your interest in covering the
Canadian Olympic Team at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Sincerely,

Riley Denver

Communications Coordinator │Coordinateur, Communications

Canadian Olympic Committee │Comité olympique canadien

21 St. Clair Ave. E., Suite 900, Toronto, ON, Canada M4T 1L9

Tel / Tél:  (416) 324-4143 │ Fax / Télé: (416) 967-4902

You can find the Canadian Olympic Team on both Facebook (Canadian
Olympic Team) and Twitter (CDNOlympicTeam)

For the fire within

animés par le feu sacré

Posted in response to …

http://communities.canada.com/vancouversun/blogs/thinktank/archive/2009/10/12/gagging-citizens-for-the-2010-olympics.aspx

Great to see this authentic reporting on an issue which is being glossed over and marginalized. Vancouver city + Fed and Province have compromised our rights as Canadians to the IOC. I suggest the IOC need to be re-assess their value is to a community and the host jurisdictions need to realize that thwarting rights of expression and assembly will leave a more negative impression than any social problems, ambush advertising and political speech. While the authorities pay lip service about “free speech zones” and say that the by-laws and legislation is to protect strictly against advertising, they make no assurance to ensure that “non-celebratory” people will not be harassed, fined and jailed. Sad time for all of us (and bear in mind, i am an Olympic SPORT enthusiast) which will tarnish Canada and Vancouver’s reputations as a progressive place where we solve problems, not hide them.

Law and the Olympics: Agents Provocateur, Unconstitutional Bylaws, and Zero Accountability | Vancouver Media Co-op

Law and the Olympics: Agents Provocateur, Unconstitutional Bylaws, and Zero Accountability | Vancouver Media Co-op

Olympic security to patrol bridges – CBC

Olympic security to patrol bridges – CBC

Garry John and Maude Barlow: 2010 Olympics will leave legacy of social, environmental destruction – Georgia Straight

Garry John and Maude Barlow: 2010 Olympics will leave legacy of social, environmental destruction – Georgia Straight

CBC News – British Columbia – Anti-Olympic protester supports violent opposition

CBC News – British Columbia – Anti-Olympic protester supports violent opposition

Law and the Olympics: Agents Provocateur, Unconstitutional Bylaws, and Zero Accountability | Vancouver Media Co-op

Law and the Olympics: Agents Provocateur, Unconstitutional Bylaws, and Zero Accountability | Vancouver Media Co-op

Bill would allow police to enter homes during Games to remove illegal signs

Bill would allow police to enter homes during Games to remove illegal signs

Peaceful protest lost in Vancouver – CTV Olympics

NOTE: (Rather whiny) article about protest and activism at Vancouver 2010 Olympics from a Canadian national paper. Shared here – accessed via Archive.org’s Wayback Machine – for permanent record as the original source link is broken and no archive at the newspaper.

CTV Olympics – Peaceful protest lost in Vancouver

Molson Canadian Hockey House – “Join the party in Vancouver” on CTV Olympics

Molson Canadian Hockey House – “Join the party in Vancouver” on CTV Olympics

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