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INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES
MIXED ZONES
The competition venue mixed zones are areas for quick, informal interviews that take place as athletes are leaving the competition area. U.S. athletes are strongly encouraged — but not required — to speak with the media in this area, and a U.S. press officer will be on hand at all events to assist in this effort. The IOC determines the order of interviews in the mixed zones. Athletes first pass through the broadcast area before reaching the press area.
PRESS CONFERENCES
Various press conferences featuring U.S. athletes, coaches and delegation staff are coordinated before and during the Games. Press conferences will either take place at the Main Press Center or respective Venue Media Center. In general, a press conference with take place after each medal event. Press conference announcements will be sent via email and posted to USOCPressBox.org and Info+.
OLYMPIC VILLAGE
Sochi 2014 will organize tours of the Coastal, Mountain and Endurance Olympic Villages on Feb. 4 and Feb. 6. Outside of these dates, media will not be able to gain entrance to the dining or housing areas. Media can register at the MPC and Gorki Media Center helpdesks until the evening prior to the tour, or may pre-book their attendance by submitting a request — including preferred date, name and outlet — to mainhelpdesk@sochi2014.com. All requests will be subject to approval and confirmation of space allocations will be provided by Sochi 2014.
MANAGING VICTORY
Managing Victory is the post-competition program for all U.S. medalists. It starts with the in-venue press conference, continues to the MPC for an additional press conference, then may include stops at USA House, the International Broadcast Center and various other media properties, beginning with NBC.
2014 U.S. Olympic Team Media Guide