Fans Race for Olympic Games Tickets

Vancouver Race for Tickets: Globe and Mail giving away a chance to attend the 2010 Winter Games

TORONTO, Feb. 10 /CNW/ - With only days left until the Opening Ceremony, The Globe and Mail's Vancouver Race for Tickets gives Olympic Games fans a chance to win tickets to select events at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Everyday during the Games, The Globe will reveal an image of a distinct Vancouver landmark at globeandmail.com/vancouverrace. Participants must identify the image and race to the destination with a copy of their proof of registration and that day's Globe and Mail newspaper. The first to arrive will receive tickets to an Olympic Games event scheduled for the following day.

"As Olympic athletes race for gold, we're giving Canadians a chance to race to their own finish line and walk away with tickets to a once in a lifetime sporting event," said Sean Humphrey, Director, Marketing, The Globe and Mail. "The Games are now upon us, and The Globe is excited to give Canadians one last chance to win some of the most sought after tickets in town."

The contest is open to all Canadian residents over the age of majority. Participants must first complete and print a registration form at globeandmail.com/vancouverrace. Pre-registration is open now, and the first landmark will be revealed on February 12, 2010.

Clues will be uncovered daily from February 12 - 25, between 12:00pm and 2:00pm PT. Once the site has been identified, participants must race to the destination with a print out of their contest registration page and a copy of the day's Globe and Mail newspaper, before 2:00pm PT.

Racers must line-up in the order in which they arrive at the landmark until the official Globe ambassadors confirm the winners and distribute the tickets. For complete contest information and prizing, visit globandmail.com/vancouverrace.

The Globe and Mail is giving away over 140 pairs of tickets to a variety of Olympic Games sporting events, including: men's and women's hockey, speed skating, curling and figure skating.

Creative for the contest was developed by Naked Creative, and on the ground contest execution is being managed by Free for All Marketing.

The Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper, is a division of CTVglobemedia, a dynamic multi-media company, which also owns CTV Inc., Canada's number-one private broadcaster.

SOURCE Globe and Mail

For further information: For further information: Jill Anzarut, janzarut@environicspr.com, (416) 969-2708

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