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ON LOCATION
MAIN MEDIA CENTER
Located within the Olympic Park, the Main Media Center will house the Main Press Center and the International Broadcast Center. The MMC will have separate entrances for press and broadcasters, a main lobby with a help desk and access to convenient shops and service points. The MMC is located within walking distance of competition venues in the Coastal Cluster (from 10 to 20 minutes), and is approximately 30 miles (70 minutes) from the Gorki Media Center in the Mountain Cluster.
MAIN PRESS CENTER
The USOC will operate and staff a communications office at the MPC for the duration of the Games. The office will serve as the hub for information regarding Team USA athletes, coaches and officials; the production point for the USA Daily newsletter; the breaking-news center; and the distribution site for all U.S.-issued high-demand event tickets. Located within the MMC, the MPC is open around the clock and provides accredited media with easy access to the Olympic Park and several other competition venues. A transportation mall near the MMC will connect to competition venues, the GMC and press accommodation.
Contact: Mark Jones
mark.jones@usoc.org
GORKI MEDIA CENTER
The USOC will operate a limited-service office at the GMC for the duration of the Games. Located in Esto Sadok, travel times from the GMC to Mountain Cluster competition venues range from 10-40 minutes. The GMC will serve as the media transport mall in the Mountain Cluster and the connection point for transportation between Esto Sadok and the MPC.
Contact: Jon Mason
jon.mason@usoc.org
USA HOUSE
The USA House in Sochi will have a limited media operation, with some interview opportunities available, mainly with non-competing athletes, sponsors and staff. For some athletes, USA House will be a stop during the Managing Victory program. All requests for access and/or interviews at the house must be made no later than 24 hours in advance via USAHouseMedia@usoc.org. The facility will not offer any media workspace. Hours of operation are 10 a.m.-12 a.m.
VENUE MEDIA CENTERS
Every competition venue will feature a Venue Media Center, providing workspace and services for accredited media and staff. VMCs in the Coastal Cluster will open two hours before the start of competition, and close three hours after competition has concluded. Mountain Cluster VMCs will open three hours before the start of competition and close four hours after competition. For the official training, VMCs open one hour before the start of the training session and close one hour after the training session has concluded. Downhill official training is considered a competition. The Endurance Village has no dedicated VMC, but media may use facilities at the Laura Cross-Country Ski and Biathlon Center.
2014 U.S. Olympic Team Media Guide