Media Informations

The Golden Gala Pietro Mennea, fourth leg of the IAAF Diamond League, to be held in Rome, Olympic Stadium, on 8th June 2017.

Informations for the Media Representatives:

Accreditation and Media Centre - Headquarter Hotel

You will receive your accreditation card at the Welcome Desk of the Main Media Centre, located in the Headquarter Hotel, during opening hours (see below). The Headquarter Hotel is the SHERATON ROMA HOTEL (address: Viale del Pattinaggio 100, Rome).

The distribution of the accreditation cards at the Olympic Stadium will take place on 8th June only, starting at 15:00 (3pm, location: South Bend – Curva Sud). For organizational reasons, by the way, we kindly invite you to collect your accreditation card at the SHERATON ROMA  Hotel.  

Opening hours of the Media Centre (Sheraton Roma Hotel)

Tuesday 6 June                                            9:00-18:00

Wednesday 7 June                                       9:00-21:00

Thursday 8 June                                           9:00-15:00    

The Media Centre of the Olympic Stadium will be open on Thursday 8 June only, with the following opening hours:

Thursday 8 June                                             15:00-00.00

Media Accommodation

The official Media Hotel of the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea 2017 is the Sheraton Roma Hotel (Viale del Pattinaggio 100, Rome). Media Representatives having requested accommodation at the Media Hotel have already received detailed information by email. For further information: (Tel. +39 06 33484713).

Media Transportation

Accredited Media will be able to use our dedicated Golden Gala Pietro Mennea transport system, between the International Fiumicino Airport and the Sheraton Roma Hotel, operating with buses on 6, 7 and 8 June. Media will be able to get access by showing this letter to the Golden Gala desk at the Fiumicino airport. Media will be able to use the Golden Gala transportation system between the Sheraton Roma Hotel and the Olympic Stadium on 8 June; last bus, dedicated to Media, will leave the Olympic Stadium (floor level, Media Tribune) at midnight. Those accredited Media wishing to use our dedicated transport also on their way back to the airport, on 9 June (buses between Sheraton Roma Hotel and Fiumicino Airport) need to communicate it to the Media Centre Welcome Desk until 8 June (opening hours).

Press conferences

Organized Media activities will be held on the eve of the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea 2017 (at the Sheraton Roma Hotel, in the Press conference room and in the spaces adjacent to the Media Centre). A press conference with some of the most important athletes participating to the meeting, will be held on Wednesday, 7 June (start time at 12:00am). A detailed calendar with the names of the athletes participating to the Press conferences will be published on the event’s website, at A press briefing with the Organizing Committee will be held on Wednesday, 7 June, at 11:30am, before athletes’ Press conferences.

- 11:30: Alfio Giomi (FIDAL president), Luigi D'Onofrio (Meeting Director)
- 12:00: Andre De Grasse (CAN, 200m), Christophe Lemaitre (FRA, 200m), Filippo Tortu (ITA, 200m)
- 12:30: Mariya Kuchina-Lasitskene (RUS, high jump), Alessia Trost (ITA, high jump), Ekateríni Stefanidi (GRE, pole vault), Sandi Morris (USA, pole vault)
- 13:00: Genzebe Dibaba (ETH, 5000m), Thomas Röhler (GER, javelin), Dafne Schippers (NED, 100m)

Dedicated interviews

Any specific request for dedicated one-to-one pre-event interviews to those athletes not being already part of Press Conferences or Press Points (as per the calendar to be published on the events website, at, should be mailed to The Organizing Committee, in cooperation with the athletes’ representatives, will act in order to offer to Media the best possible answer to their requests.

TV Commentators’ briefing

A TV Commentators’ briefing will take place at the Headquarter Hotel, the Sheraton Roma Hotel (press conference room), on Thursday, 8 June, at 11.00am. RAI, the Host Broadcaster of the event, in conjunction with LOC and IMG representatives, will explain their production plan, and the general coverage philosophy.

Photographers’ Briefing

The Photographers’ briefing will be held in the Press Conference Room (Media Centre) of the Olympic Stadium on Thursday, 8 June, at 16:00 (4 pm). Numbered bibs will be distributed during the briefing; 12 photographers will receive an infield bib. All the other photographers, will be able to work from two dedicated infield positions, located in front of the finish line, and at the start of 200m.

Media Cocktail

A welcome cocktail will be presented to all Media representatives on the occasion of the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea: this event will take place on Thursday, 8 June, at 18.30, at the Media Centre of the Olympic Stadium.

Internet connection

Media Centre at the Headquarter Hotel, Media Centre of the Olympic Stadium, and the Mixed zone of the Stadium, will be served by a free dedicated wi-fi internet service. At the same time, at the Olympic Stadium, both the Media Tribune and the Photographers’ dedicated infield positions (see above) will be served by a wired internet connection system. Accredited Media representatives will be able to get their own internet access credentials upon request at the Media Desks, both in the Sheraton Roma Hotel and at the Olympic Stadium.

Dedicated phone lines

Media representatives having requested a dedicated phone or internet line by their national companies, are kindly invited to communicate it as soon as possible to the Organizing Committee of the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea 2017, writing to