Tampere Media Guide

The accreditation process for IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018 media is closed.


Local Press and Photographers: To be distributed through the Finnish Athletics Association.

International Press and Photographers: To be distributed through the IAAF Member Federations. Applications should be made to the national federation of the country where the headquarters of the media organisation represented is located.

International Agencies: Will receive the Accreditation Access Codes directly from the IAAF.


Once the press accreditation process opens and you have your Accreditation Access Code, you will be able to access the IAAF online Accreditation Registration System from this page:


We kindly remind you that the Access Codes are to be used exclusively for written press and photographers, and not for TV or radio journalists, who will receive the link to the Broadcasters Accreditation System. Further communication will be made to Rights Holders in due course.

Non-Rights Holders will register online through the Broadcasters Accreditation System.  All interested Non-Rights Holders are kindly requested to email


Media Hotels

There are two hotel options for media, both situated within the walking distance from the Stadium.

Orginal Sokos Hotel Ilves

Hotel website

Situated only 200 meters from the Stadium.

Room rates: Twin 125€, Single 150€ (breakfast incl.)



Forenom Aparthotel Tampere City

Hotel website

Situated 900 meters from the Stadium by the main street Hämeenkatu.  There is no restaurant at the hotel but there is an easy indoor access to the next door cafeteria where breakfast will be served.

Room rates: Twin 70€, Single 75€ (breakfast incl.)


Media transportation

The Local Organising Committee will provide transportation from and to Tampere Pirkkala Airport to all accredited media. For those coming from Helsinki Airport, there is a possibility to hop on the national team’s bus, the price of the one-way ride is 15 €, return 30 €. Please contact the Welcome Desk upon arrival to consult about this option.

To guarantee pick-up and drop-off from Tampere Pirkkala Airport, please insert your flight details in the IAAF Media Online Accreditation System as soon as possible. Accredited media will be transported to official Media hotels only.

Please look at the detailed transportation and public transport schedule displayed at Media hotels receptions and the Media Centre at the stadium.

Due to short walking distances (5 minutes from Sokos Hotel Ilves and 10 minutes from Forenom Apart Hotel, there will be no transportation organised between the venue and the Media hotels.


Media Centre and work areas

The Media Centre will be located downstairs on the ground floor of the stadium with easy access to press tribune. Free wired and wireless internet connections, computers with internet access, and printers for Media use, will be available in the Media Centre. Coffee and snacks will be served in the Media Centre.

Media Centre Opening Hours

Sunday, 8 July                            10:00-20:00

Monday, 9 July                              9:00-22:00

Tuesday-Saturday, 10-14 July      7:30-23:00

Sunday, 15 July                          10:00-20:00


IAAF / LOC Press Conference

The IAAF/LOC Press Conference will be held on Monday 9 July at Tampere Stadium on the Finish Line at 16:00

The Media Centre will be used for press conferences during the Championships if necessary


Photographers’ Briefing

The Photographers’ Briefing will be held on Monday 9 July at 17:30 in the Media Centre. All accredited photographers must attend the briefing. Photo bibs distribution will take place at this time and no-go zones, access areas and the circulation through the stadium will be explained.

Photo bibs will be distributed only in exchange of an ID or a deposit equivalent to 20 € to ensure they are returned to IAAF at the end of the competition.

If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact us at


Looking forward to seeing you in Tampere!