Media service

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, dear colleagues and sports journalists, the accreditation is unlocked.
As proven in recent years, all journalists interested in an accreditation must be registered on the official website of the IBU.

Opening hours Press Center

Tuesday, 07.01.2020 12:00 - 18:00
Wednesday, 08.01.2020 09:00 - 18:00
Thursday, 09.01.2020 09:00 - 20:00
Friday, 10.01.2020 09:00 - 20:00
Saturday, 11.01.2020 08:30 - 20:00
Sunday, 12.01.2020 08:30 - 19:30


Journalists/photographers who have never been accredited to the IBU event, need to create their media profile in Media Center (, by filling out a form and uploading their 1) ID/passport scan, 2) employer letter or media ID, and 3) accreditation photo. Those applications who fail to provide these documents will be declined. The approval decision on new Media profile lies on IBU side. Journalists/photographers who have been accredited for IBU event in the past and therefore have a Media Center account or those journalists, whose media profile has been approved by IBU, can apply for individual events. The approval decision on events admission will be on Organizing Committee. The deadline for creating a new media profile is two weeks prior to the event. The deadline for applying for accreditation is 30. December 2019.

The accreditations for the World Cup in Oberhof can be picked up at the accreditation office. This is located in the TREFF Hotel Panorama Oberhof in Dr. Theodor-Neubauer-Straße 29, 98559 Oberhof. Parking is in the immediate vicinity. Photographers are given their photo labs in the press center. Please contact Katharina Reinhardt for any questions regarding accreditation.

Phone:  until 05.01.2020: +49 (0) 36842/53 330 Mobil: +49 (0) 151/61317284
from 06.01.2020:+49 (0) 36842/5347-131               
E-Mail: akkreditierung(at) Fax: +49 (0) 36842/5347 122

Opening hours Accreditation Office:
Monday, 6. January 2020: 09.00 – 19.00,  Tuesday, 7. January 2020: 09.00 – 18.00  
Wednesday, 8. January 2020: 09.00 – 18.00,  Thursday, 9. January 2020: 09.00 – 15.00  
Friday, 10. January 2020: 09.00 – 15.00,   Saturday, 11. January 2020: 08.00 – 14.00   
Sunday, 12. January 2020: 08.00 – 14.00  

Transportation Office:
Transport between Frankfurt Airport and the hotels can be arranged. If you would like to use this offer, please contact Ralf Kühn. There is also a shuttle service from the media park to the competition facility. The service office is located in the TREFF Hotel Panorama Oberhof, Dr. Theodor-Neubauer-Straße 29, 98559 Oberhof. Parking spaces are located in the immediate vicinity (see enclosure).

Chief Transportation Office:  Ralf Kühn
Phone: +49 (0) 36842/534760  Mobil: +49 (0) 160/3613968      
-Mail:   Fax: +49 (0) 36842/534761

The service operates at the following times:
Tuesday, 7.January 2020: 11.30 – 18.30,  Wednesday, 8.January 2020: 08.30 – 18.30
Thursday, 9. January 2020: 08.30 – 20.30,  Friday, 10. January 2020: 08.30 – 20.30
aturday, 11. January 2020: 08.00 – 20.30,  Sunday, 12.  January 2020:08.00 – 20.00

Media parking:
Parking spaces for the media representatives are located in the immediate vicinity of the Accreditation Office and the Agency (see C 1 and C 2 as well as VIP / Media / Assistants). The parking tickets are issued in the accreditation office.

The media center is located on the first and the second floor of the multifunctional building of SKI ARENA am Rennsteig (Am Grenzadler 7, 98559 Oberhof). On the first floor are the working places of the writing press and the office of the media team.

• Free catering for accredited journalists
• Free internet (the login account is available at the reception of the media center)
• Lockers for valuables
• Daily regional daily newspapers and a press review
• Daily press interview (exact times will be announced short term)
• IBU-Pressconferences after the competitions

Contact IBU Communications Director:
Christian Winkler (Phone: +43 676/84 14 98 15, Mail:

 Photography areas:
The workstations for moving media (phptographers, photo-journalists, ENG-Team) are located on the second floor of the multifunctional building of SKI ARENA am Rennsteig. The areas where the course and the stadium can be photographed during training and competitions are determined in consultation with IBU Foto Manager Christian Manzoni (Phone: +43 676/8414 9833/Mail:

Photographers meeting:
The main briefing with Christian Manzoni will take place on Thursday, 9. January, at 12 am. Daily briefings take place 30 minutes before the zeroin starts.

Photo camisole:
Photographers are required to wear a photo bib in the stadiums and on the track. These will be handed over at the media briefings (see C 5) for a deposit.

Mixed Zone:
The mixed zone is behind the target area. According to the specifications of the IBU there are in the sequence with the Hostbroadcaster ARD starting places for TV and radio stations as well as the writing journalists in sufficient number.

Commentators boxes:
Commentary boxes for TV and radio transmission can be found in the stadium over blocks F and G. A total of 13 boxes are available. The media team takes care of drinks and small snacks before the race.

Technical operation:
The TV-Compound of the host broadcaster ARD is in the team area.

Technical operation:
The journalist workstations in the media center have LAN and W-LAN access and are equipped with sockets. Accredited journalists in the media center receive the access code to the Internet. If you have any problems, please contact Werner Matthes (Communication) and Jens Kurth (Technical Support).

The complete media guide can be downloaded. To do this, you must log in with your access data at the bottom of this page for the protected area.