DEAR MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES!

The Media Center is a permanent part of the arena building, and accommodates one large press conference room, combined with work stations for written press, photographers, ENG stations and radio. The Media Center offers free WiFi to all media, lan cabling for photo work stations and optional lan cabling for journalist work stations. The information desk will provided printed information and start/result lists for the media.

MEDIA CENTER

Opening hours Media Center:

Tuesday, 17 March
Wednesday, 18 March
Thursday, 19 March
Friday, 20 March
Saturday, 21 March
Sunday, 22 March

Head of Media is Lene Moen Tønnesen. She can be reached on the phone +47 918 24 049 or lene.moen.tonnesen@gmail.com

Head of Communications at Holmenkollen Skifestival is Emilie Nordskar. She can be reached on emilie@skifest.no

ACCREDITATION

Everyone working for the IBU World Cup Biathlon in Holmenkollen, need to apply for accreditation. Deadline for submitting your application is 13 March 2020. 

It is the International Biathlon Union (IBU) and their accreditation partner, PLARAS BIATHLON, who are responsible for the accreditation process for media. After you have applied, you will receive a confirmation once its approved.

In case you have question regarding the accreditation, please contact PLARAS BIATHLON:
Brigitte Bentele brigitte.bentele@t-online.de / +49-171-7352366

Contact person for IBU related questions:
Christian Winkler, IBU Communications Director: christian.winkler@ibu.at / +43 676 84 14 98 15

ACCREDITATION CENTER

You will need your accrediation to access the media center and the rest of the Holmenkollen arena.
The accreditation can be picked up at the accreditation center at Scandic Holmenkollen Park Hotel, Kongeveien 5.

The accreditation office will be open from Tuesday 17th of March until Sunday 22th.

Opening hours Accreditation office:

Monday 17 March:
Tuesday 18 March:
Wednesday 19 March:
Thursday 20 March:
Friday 21 March:
Saturday 22 March:
Sunday 23 March:

OFFICIAL MEDIA HOTEL

We are pleased to present Scandic Oslo City as the official Media Hotel during the World Cup.

Address: Scandic Oslo City, Europarådets Plass 1, 0154 Oslo – +47 23 10 42 00

Scandic Oslo City is a first class business hotel centrally located in the heart of Oslo, only a two-minute walk from Oslo Central Station and the Gardermoen AirportExpress Train (Flytoget).

The main street Karl Johans gate and the Opera House are just around the corner. The hotel is also located close to many of Oslo’s main attractions. The hotel’s restaurant Bjørvigen Mat & Vinhus and the cozy lobby bar are perfect settings for enjoying a buffet lunch or a dinner from the à la carte menu. The hotel offers complementary access to the gym and sauna. As a guest you will also have access to free WiFi.

Book via Scandichotels and type in booking code: (coming soon)

Rates: NOK xx – per single room incl. breakfast // NOK xx ,- per double room incl. breakfast

*The rates are only guaranteed if booking is conducted more than 2 weeks prior to arrival.

TRANSPORT AND PARKING

Arrival / departure – Oslo Airport Gardermoen OSL

Travelling with the Airport Express Train (Flytoget) takes about 20 minutes from the Airport to the Oslo Central Station (located next to the media hotel). The Airport Express Train departs every 10 minutes between 06:15 and 22:35 (Monday-Friday). Outside these times, the train departs every 20 or 30 minutes starting at 04:45 and ending at 00:05. See Flytoget

Local Public Transport in Oslo
The media hotel is located very close to the subway with direct connection to Holmenkollen arena. Timetable and route information for public transport in Oslo can be found at Ruter.

Subway line 1 “Frognerseteren” will take you to Holmenkollen from all downtown stations, including the station “Jernbanetorget” located next to the media hotel. The media center is located a 10 minute walk from Holmenkollen station.

Media transport to Holmenkollen
The LOC offers free shuttle transportation to and from the media hotel to the venue in Holmenkollen. The transportation time to Holmenkollen is approximately 25 minutes. Information regarding shuttle bus schedules will be available at the media hotel, in the Media Center, and on this website closer to the event.

Parking in Holmenkollen
Media personnel are encouraged to use public transportation or the shuttle buses provided. The parking capacity is very limited during the event, as most parking spaces available are used for temporary installations.

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