After initially being denied press accreditation, Britain’s leading black newspaper has been given access to cover the Olympics.
The British Olympic Association denied the newspaper a press pass to cover track and field events at the London Olympic games due to the high number of applications made and the limited places available.
However after support from readers, politicians and London Mayor Boris Johnson, that decision has now been overturned. In an article posted online, The Voice said: “A big thank you to all those who signed the petition, lobbied on our behalf and to the journalists who recognised the need for us to be there.”
Thousands of news and broadcasting staff will be in London from next week to cover the London Olympic games which begin on 27 July.