Sportal ( today announced that it was one of only 15 online sports media companies to win accreditation to the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. Sportal has been allocated five accreditations. This is the first time that the IOC has granted online media accreditation.

Sportal was the only online sports media-company accredited at last summers EURO2000 Football Championship, where it produced the Official UEFA Website for the Championship,, which became the most trafficked football website of all time.

‘We showed at EURO 2000 that we are a responsible media company with high journalistic standards.’ says Rob Hersov, CEO and Founder of Sportal. ‘This is very good news for Sportal and for the online sector as a whole. Though we are still a relatively new industry, this is a sure sign that we are rapidly becoming a mature player.’

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