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Important information for journalists

26. 01 2009








 Adress: Tipsport arena, Jeronýmova 570/22, Liberec 7
E-mail: mpc@liberec2009.com
Opening hours: 16. 2. - 1. 3. 8.00 - 23.00
Adress: Skokanský areál Ještěd, Ještědská 50, Liberec 14 – Horní Hanychov
E-mail: mic.jested@liberec2009.com
Opening hours
16. 2.            15.00 – 19.00
17. 2.            11.00 - 19.00
18. 2.              8.00 - 18.00
19. 2.              8.00 - 20.30
20. 2.              8.30 - 20.00
21. 2.              8.00 - 20.00
22. 2.              7.45 - 13.00
23. 2.              9.00 - 20.00
24. 2.              9.00 - 20.00
25. 2.              9.00 - 20.00
26. 2.              9.00 - 20.00
27. 2.              9.00 - 20.00
28. 2.              9.00 - 20.00  
Adress: Sportovní areál Vesec, Liberec
Opening hours
16. 2.              9.00 - 17.30
17. 2.              9.00 - 17.30
18. 2.              8.00 - 17.30
19. 2.              8.30 - 18.00
20. 2.            10.30 - 18.00
21. 2.            10.30 - 17.30
22. 2.            10.30 - 18.00
23. 2.              8.30 - 18.00
24. 2.              8.30 - 18.00
25. 2.              8.30 - 17.30
26. 2.            10.00 - 18.00
27. 2.            10.00 - 18.00
28. 2.              9.00 - 18.00
1. 3.              10.30 - 18.00



Accreditation cards are available only at the Accreditation Center and will be issued upon confirmation of identities by verifying identification documents such as passport.
Accreditation Center – Tipsport arena   
Adress: Jeronýmova 570/22, Liberec 7             
Accreditation manager: Petr Bureš, bures@liberec2009.com
Opening hours: daily from 6. 2. till 1. 3. 2009    7.00 – 21:00
Accreditation cards have to be worn in a visible position in all the Cahmpionships venues (Cross-Country Arena Vesec, Ski Jumping Arena Jested, Main Press Center and Medal Plaza).
All the media accreditation passes entitle to entry to the Main Press center (MPC), designated media areas in the stadiums (as stated on your accreditation pass) as well as to use the Liberec Public Transportation System and the media shuttle system.
The accreditation pass is property of the International Ski Federation (FIS) and may be withdrawn for certain reasons at any time. Unauthorised or improper use of an accreditation pass may result in its confiscation with the rights assigned to its holder being revoked.
Lost or stolen accreditation
If your accreditation pass gets lost or has been stolen please report the loss to the Accreditation Center at Tipsport arena. The fee for issuing a new accreditation will be 50 Euros.
Adiditional Credentials: bib for photographers and ENG TV Crews.
A coloured bib is a specific device, giving access to the different photographers positions and ENG TV positions in each venue which is issued by the FIS and the Organizing Committee and distributed by Media Operations staff at the MPC and both MIC.
It is only valid with in connection with the general accreditation pass and has to be worn clearly visible.
Following additional accreditations for photographers are necessary as follows:
  • SJ Venue: green bib, special position access: yellow bib
  • CC Venue:blue bib
ENG positions in both areas: red bib



FIS Communication Manager                                   Rakic Riikka
FIS Press Coordinator, Ski Jumping                       Horst Nilgen
FIS Press Coordinator, Nordic Combined             Egon Theiner
FIS Press Coordinator, Cross Country                   Sandra Spitz
Media Operations Manager OC                                Michaela Drobná
Media Operations Coordination OC                        Miloš Židík
Photo Coordinator                                                       Ingo Jensen    
Media Operations Vesec                                            Tomáš Březina
Media Operations Ještěd                                           Tomáš Loerincz
Main Press center Officer                                           Petr Kučera       
Adresa: Tipsport arena, Jeronýmova 570, Liberec 7
E-mail: mpc@liberec2009.com
Media Workplace Area
  • Reception
  • 448 media workplaces
  • Info desk
  • Counter telecommunication
  • Internet terminals
  • Pigeonholes, lockers
  • Live coverage of the competitions on TV screens
  • Press conference room
  • Editorial offices
  • Support telecommunication
  • Snacks and beverages
The Sub Press Center Ski Jumping which offers 60 media workingplaces is situated on the 5th floor building on impact at the Jested Jumping Hill Area (on the level of landing area).
Address: Ještědská 50, Horní Hanychov, Liberec 14
Contact person: Tomáš Loerincz
E-mail: mic.jested@liberec2009.com
  • cca 60 media workplaces
  • info board
  • pigeonholes
  • internet terminals
  • telecommunication services
  • live broadcast of the multilateral TV signal brom both venues
  • refreshment
MIC Vesec which offers 80 media workplaces is situated in Cross-Country Venue. A part o fit is a Media Caffe located in the grand floor of the MIC building.
Address: Lyžařský areál Vesec, Liberec
Contact persons: Tomáš Březina
E-mail: mic.vesec@liberec2009.com
  • cca 80 media workplaces
  • info board
  • pigeonholes
  • internet terminals
  • telecommunication services
  • live broadcast of the multilateral TV signal brom both venues



In all the press centres there will be available the wireless internet connection. There will be just one access to this wi-fi service, which you can buy at once for all three venues (MPC, MIC Vesec, MIC Jested). The price for this service will be 12 EUR per day or 120 EUR for the entire period (16. 2. - 1. 3. 2009).
Another possibility for internet access will be cabled LAN internet connection. This service must be ordered for each venue extra (MPC, MIC Vesec, MIC Jested) and could be bought only for the entire period of the World Championships. The price of each of those connections will be 180 EUR.



Safe deposit boxes
60 safe deposit boxes are available at the MPC. This safe deposit boxes are preference for photographers.
Daily papers/press review
There will be a daily monitoring of WCH media coverage at the MPC. To add your media into this monitoring, just leave the weblink at the info desk at the MPC or send us your reports by e-mail.
Daily schedule
The daily schedule will give you detailed information on all the events of the day. It will be available at the MPC and both Sub-Press Centres.
Fax machines
Fax is disposal at MPC and both sport areas.
Information, miscellaneous
Important information (start lists, ranking lists, waether forecasts, press releases, etc.) can be found on the info boards and in the pigeonholes at the MPC and both Sub Press Centers.
World Championships Website
www.liberec2009.com is the official website of the 2009 FIS Nordic World Ski Championshipy where you can gather current information as well as background information on the WSC.
Internet terminals
Available at the MPC as well as at both Sub Press Centers.
Current information will be available at the MPC and both Sub Press Centers
All working rooms are non-smokingareas.
The Organising Committee can accept no liability whatsover for theft or damage. Personal items should be put aside at one´s own risk.
Weather information
Current weather information will be posted on the info boards at the MPC and Sub Press Centers as well as on the website www.liberec2009.com. The weather forecast will be provided by CHMI, Ústí nad Labem. On the web the weather forecast will be actualized daily and on both sport areas several times a day.
SMS and e-mail Service on request
The most important media flashes will be transmitted by SMS and e-mail.                           
Press Conferences
Postcompetition press conferences with the best free athletes will be held up to one hour after each relevant competition in the MPC.
Exception are: 19. 2. CC 10 km Ladies – MPC (15.45)
                         22. 2. CC Skiatlon Men – Media Caffe Vesec (approx. 14.45)
                         28. 2. CC 30 km Ladies – Media Caffe Vesec (approx. 14.45)
In all press centeres VoIP phones will be at disposal. It is possible to call free of charge in whole area. For long-distance calls will be prepaid cards available.
Flash reports on the press conferences
The outline of press conferences for prize winners will be posted on the information boards in MPC and both MIC and distributed via pigeon-holes.



Opening Ceremony
The opening ceremony of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships will take part in the Tipsport arena 18.2 at 7.30 pm.
Award Ceremonies
The top six athletes in each event will receive awards at the award ceremonies. The FIS gold, silver and bronze medals are presented to the firts-, second- and third-place winners respective while the Organising Committee for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships presents crystal trophies to all athletes from the first- to sixth-place winners.
The award ceremonies are held at either the Medal Plaza or at the venues immidiately following the end of events.
Closing Ceremony
The closing ceremony of the FIS Nordic Word Ski Championships will take place in the Cross-Country Center Vesec on March 1st, 2009 directly after the 50 km men race.



We provide Media shuttle buses. To enter these buses you have to wear your accreditation card on a visible spot. Deatiled information about shuttle busses can be found in the Transportation Guide.
Shuttle bus lines
  • Koleje Harcov – TPA – Vesec
  • Koleje Harcov - TPA – Ještěd
  • Zelené ÚDOLÍ - Vesec
  • Zelené Údolí – media hotely – TPA
  • TPA – Medal Plaza
  • Ještěd – TPA
  • Vesec – TPA
  • Vesec – Ještěd
Attention: Shuttle buses do not transport any ski equipment!



The public transport within City of Liberec will b efor all the accredited persons free of charge during the WCH.



Parking tickets for parking at the MPC will be available in the accreditation center based on the dimand send on the accredation form.
A limited number of parking tickets on the parking by both sport areas will be available at the Main Press Center.
Parking for media
  • Central media parking nearby MPC
  • On Jested - „Parking house“
  • On Vesec – Car park longitudinal of Highway



Czech Television as the EBU member is responsible for the production and worldwide distribution of the multilateral TV signal. Production and distribution of the radio signa lis in resposibility of the Czech radio.
International Broadcasting Center (IBC) with all the technical, production and commentary offices is located directly next to the start and finish area of the cross country stadium Vesec.

(Michaela Drobná, OC)


Form for the accreditation of journalists at the FIS NWSC Liberec 2009

Deadline for media accreditation forms registration was 24. 10. 2008.

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