Working in the MPC
Venue Media Centers will provide photographers with essential services such as Internet access, pay phones, beverages, and universal power outlets. Photo lockers and laptop computer cable locks are also available at no charge for daily use. When not transmitting images from location, photographers can take advantage of additional services in the Main Press Center, including Apple Mac Pro workstations, film processing, restaurants, shops, a fitness center, library, hairdresser, and even a massage parlor providing free massages. Canon, Nikon, and Kodak also provide services in the MPC.
Your first stop at the MPC should be the rate card office, as wired and wireless Internet connections at the MPC and venues require a rate card for use. If you happen to arrive at a VMC without a rate card, your only option may be to return to the MPC to purchase one. Pay phone cards and China Mobile vending machines are offered at other venues, but rate cards must be purchased at the MPC. There’s also a McDonalds outside the MPC photo workroom, so you can get your Big Mac fix without exiting the Olympic Green.