Media – Accreditation

Press Accreditation

Press Accreditation Registration Process

The accreditation process for the IAAF World Relays Yokohama 2019 will be handled online.

The press accreditation process for the IAAF World Relays Yokohama 2019 is now open – click HERE
The accreditation deadline is 10 April 2019.

Accreditation access codes are required to access the registration website. These can be obtained as follows:

National Press and Photographers: Will receive the Accreditation Access Codes through the Japan Association of Athletics Federations (JAAF) (

International Press and Photographers: Accreditation access codes will 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 and Register 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 can register through the IAAF World Athletics Series Broadcasters Accreditation System. For the first access you will need to set-up an account; you can then use the same credentials for all successive accesses to the system.


Media Hotels

We have pre-booked a limited number of hotel rooms for the press during IWR Yokohama2019. (Prices are per room incl. breakfast and taxes).

Daiwa Roynet Hotel Shin-Yokohama
Single Room. USD170
Room rate includes breakfast, free Internet access in the rooms



For members of media with Citizenship that requires an entry visa to Japan:

If you are citizen of a nation/territory which requires an entry visa to Japan and planning to cover the IWR, we strongly recommend applying for accreditation well in advance of the deadline.

Upon application of entry visa, you will need to submit the originals of the Invitation Document issued by the LOC. The delivery of the invitation document from the LOC may take one (1) week or longer depending on the location. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, visa processing time would take 5 business days or longer.

Due to the Golden Week Holidays between Saturday 27 April through 6 May, your nearest Japanese Embassy / Consulate may be closed during this period. Please make sure to check their business hours and which holidays observed. Please apply for visa immediately upon delivery of the necessary invitation documents to make sure you can receive your visa on time.




11 - 12th May 2019