Media

Media Services

We wish all media representatives warmly welcome to the 96th edition of Lahti Ski Games!

Due to the covid-19 pandemic we need to operate in accordance with health safety principles and certain activities are restricted.

We follow the International Ski Federation’s (FIS) Covid-19 guidelines at the event.

FIS Covid-19 Media Quidelines

Media Accreditation

Media accreditation for press media and photographs is open until 11.2.2022.

Please find accreditation form here.

Accreditation office is located at the Sport Centre Grandstand Building, indoor running track, address Salpausselänkatu 8. Entrance to accreditation office (24.-25.2.) from Grandstand Building staircase nro. 1. and 26.-27.2. from marathon gate.

Accreditation Office opening hours:
Thursday 24.2. 9:00 – 19:00
Friday 25.2. 8:00 – 18:00
Saturday 26.2. 8:00 – 17:00
Sunday 27.2. 8:00 – 14:00

When picking up your accreditation card from the accreditation office, you have to present valid driving license, passport or ID card.

Covid-19 testing protocol

Lahti Ski Games follows Finnish national and local rules and precautions related to Covid-19, as well as FIS World Cup Covid-19 Protocol and FIS Covid-19 Media Guidelines.

All participants applying for media accrediation are required to

  • Present a negative Covid-19 test result (PCR test only) that is not older than 48 hours at the time of retrieving the accrediation.
  • Presenting a valid vaccination certificate. In case this is not available, the participant is required to attend additional Covid-19 tests during the event every 48 hour, as instructed by the LOC Covid-19 team.
  • Filling in the pre-event health questionnaire

Media representatives are required to register the FIS Passport system and report the required results and certificated within the system. The instructions are available here.

Entry regulations to Finland are available here. Please note that the instructions will change in the beginning of February 2022.

There will be a PCR testing possibility on site, starting on Tuesday the 22nd February. The testing will be conducted at the participant’s own cost.

More info here.

NOTE! FIS seasonal accreditation is not valid during the season 2020-2021.

 

TV- and multimedia rights

Accreditations for all TV, Radio, production and internet companies requesting to film footage of the Event, are to be submitted directly to the TV & Media rights holder of this Event, Infront Sports & Media: kindly address such requests to Alexander Emde at Alexander.Emde@infrontsports.com and Reetta Reuhkala at Reetta.Reuhkala@infrontsports.com.

Media Center

The Media Center, which is located on the indoor track level in the Grand Stand building, serves media people from Thursday to Sunday. In the Media Center there is workstations with sufficient safety distances and a wireless network.

Opening hours:
Thursday 24.2. 12:00 – 18:00
Friday 25.2.   10:00 – 22:00
Saturday 26.2.  10:00 – 22:00
Sunday 27.2.  9:00 – 22:00

The mask should be worn in the Media Center whenever you are not sitting at your own work station. Hand sanitizer are available at the front doors and Media Info desk.

Mixed Zones

Mixed Zones are available as used in both event venues Ski Jumping and Cross Country.

Media will meet the athletes only in the mixed zones.

Masks will be worn by athletes on the mixed and for the media representatives masks are also mandatory.

Between the mixed zone corridors there will be double-fencing of at least one meter distance between the athletes and journalists.

Please note, that selfie or boom stick need to be used in the mixed zone interviews.

Media meetings and winners’ interviews

There will not be any indoor media meetings or winners’ interviews.

Winners’ interviews
Post-event winners’ interviews will not be held indoors. All interviews will be conducted in the Mixed Zones, unless specifically mentioned in the live-stream interview.

Post-race comments from Top3 athletes will be distributed as audio files in FIS specific WhatsApp groups.

NC: https://chat.whatsapp.com/BX5QHBWoKFs434pvUpgHIC

CC: https://chat.whatsapp.com/GMZKMKnQjXt1RrOs8IgTgd

Photographers

Due to the covid-19 pandemic situation, the number of accredited photographers may need to be limited. Accreditation is primarily granted to photographers serving photo agencies, followed by major national newspapers and industry publications.

Photo areas will be published as maps on this page closer to the event. If social distancing cannot be maintained for on-course potions, masks will need to be worn.

Exceptionally this season, photographers will not be able to enter the finish line during ceremonies. The podiums will be placed in such a way that photos of the ceremony are possible from the photo stands in the finish

Photo BIBs can be picked up on Friday from the Media Info (Media Center), 20€ deposit needed.

Photo Briefing with the map of Photo positions is available on Friday at noon 12.

Media contacts

Any questions?
media@lahtiskigames.com