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Media Personnel To Outnumber Olympians, 2 To 1

While 10,500 athletes will take part in the event, around 21,000 media accreditation passes have been issued to journalists, technicians, producers and cameramen - with the major broadcasters sending hundreds of staff to cover the games. The BBC will deploy around 756 staff during the games, while US media giant NBC is sending a colossal 2,700 people in order to produce daily coverage. Agence France-Presse is said to be deploying a multilingual team of around 150 journalists, plus another thirty journalists from its German subsidiary SID, and US newswire Associated Press will have around 200 staff on the ground.

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