Media accreditation and accommodation: IAAF Athletics Awards 2018 and IAAF Council Meeting

As per tradition, dozens of the world’s top athletes will gather in Monaco at the beginning of December for the annual IAAF Athletics Awards, during which the 2018 Athletes of the Year will be crowned live on stage. The IAAF Athletics Awards will take place on the evening of Tuesday 4 December at the end of the second day of the 215th IAAF Council Meeting.

Media opportunities (accreditation is required for all)

IAAF Athletics Awards

Tuesday 4 December 2018

Grimaldi Forum

10 Avenue Princesse Grace

98000 Monaco

Athletes’ press points and other media opportunities will commence on Monday 3 and continue on Tuesday 4 December.

On the evening of the IAAF Athletics Awards a mixed zone area will be available in the Grimaldi Forum allowing accredited media the opportunity to interview the Athletes of the Year and other star athletes at the end of the live show.

Further details about the IAAF Athletics Awards media opportunities and facilities will follow later this month.

IAAF Council Meeting press conference

Tuesday 4 December 2018 at 13hrs TBC

Sea Club Conference Centre (2nd floor)

Le Méridien Beach Plaza Hotel

22 Avenue Princesse Grace

98000 Monaco

Further details about the IAAF Council Meeting and press conference will follow at the beginning of November.

Media accreditation process

Registration is required

Written media, photographers and broadcasters wishing to attend the IAAF Athletics Awards and the IAAF press conference that follows the conclusion of the IAAF Council Meeting and to have access to the media activities and working room (Sea Club Conference Centre) should make note of the following information:

Media accreditation is dependent upon pre-registration on a first-come-first-served basis and the provision of the following information when applying:

Applicant’s name (all individual names for TV crews, including technicians, must be provided)

Title/position (for each person registering)

Email address (for each person registering)

Mobile telephone number (for each person registering)

Name of media organisation being represented


Either (a.) national press card number or (b.) AIPS press card number or (c.) PDF of a signed letter from their editor/producer accompanied by a scanned copy of the passport of the applicant.

All successful applicants must bring their identification documents with them when collecting their accreditation cards from the media working room which will be located on the ground floor at the Sea Club. Opening hours will be provided in the confirmation letter.

Media accommodation

The official media hotel is the Novotel, 16 Boulevard Princesse Charlotte, Monaco.

The discount bed & breakfast rate is 150 € for a single room. More information on the accommodation reservation process will follow shortly.

Please do provide us with your full travel details: dates and times of arrival/departure, flight numbers, airport terminals if you wish to be picked up at the airport. Transfers are only available for media staying at the Novotel.


Deadline for accommodation (subject to availability) is midnight CET, Monday 5 November 2018

Deadline for accreditation (subject to capacity of media facilities) is midnight CET, Monday 16 November 2018

All requests must be sent by email only to:

All successful applications will receive a confirmation letter at a later stage.

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