VANCOUVER, June 5 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010
Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) today welcomed Garrett Metal
Detectors as an Official Supplier of the 2010 Winter Games. Garrett will
provide 1,650 metal detection products including 550 walk-through and 1,100
hand-held metal detectors for security use at 2010 Winter Games venues.
The 2010 Winter Games will mark the 11th time that Garrett has provided
security products to Games venues since supplying walk-through and hand-held
metal detectors to the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games. This marked the first
extensive use of metal detection products in the history of the Games.
"Garrett Metal Detectors is proud to partner with VANOC and share in
their passion to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for the athletes,
officials and spectators of the 2010 Winter Games," said Henry Tellez, Vice
President of International Sales and Marketing for Garrett Metal Detectors.
"We have worked closely with many Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committees
since 1984 and are pleased to work with VANOC which is both highly capable and
fully committed to the safety of the 2010 Winter Games."
Ensuring the Games are safe and secure is the responsibility of the
Vancouver 2010 Integrated Security Unit (V2010-ISU), led by the Royal Canadian
Mounted Police (RCMP). VANOC works closely with VISU to ensure security is
integrated into Games planning. Under the partnership, VANOC supplies certain
infrastructure such as Garrett security products for use during the Games.
Garrett will, in turn, provide the equipment, accessories, training, assembly
and installation, and servicing during Games time.
"Our goal is to stage Games that are about sport, celebration, culture
and nation building and we are committed to providing our security partners
with world-class support," said Guy Lodge, VANOC Vice President of Services
and Overlay. "From the Olympic Games to airports around the world, Garrett has
the knowledge, experience and products that our security partners need to help
ensure all participants enjoy an Olympic and Paralympic experience of a
As part of the agreement, Garrett receives exclusive rights in the metal
detector product category for the 2010 Winter Games and sponsorship rights for
the Canadian Olympic team for Beijing 2008, Vancouver 2010 and London 2012.
The first installation of Garrett metal detectors for the 2010 Winter Games
will occur in the Main Media Centre in January 2010.
In addition to the Vancouver 2010 and Beijing 2008 Games, Garrett has
supplied security products for nine Olympic Games including Torino 2006,
Athens 2004, Salt Lake City 2002, Sydney 2000, Nagano 1998, Atlanta 1996,
Barcelona 1992, Seoul 1988 and Los Angeles 1984.
About Garrett Metal Detectors
Garrett Metal Detectors is a leading manufacturer of metal detection
products for security and law enforcement applications worldwide. The company
was chosen to develop the equipment for a comprehensive metal detection
checkpoint screening system for the Olympic Games held in Los Angeles,
California, in 1984. This was the first use of metal detection equipment at an
Olympic Games. Since that time Garrett has continued to improve techniques for
large event checkpoint screening while supplying metal detection products and
training for both Summer and Winter Olympic Games. Garrett is International
Standards Organization (ISO) 9001:2000 certified. For a complete listing of
Garrett Metal Detectors' products and services visit www.garrett.com.
VANOC is responsible for the planning, organizing, financing and staging
of the XXI Olympic Winter Games and the X Paralympic Winter Games in 2010. The
2010 Olympic Winter Games will be staged in Vancouver and Whistler from
February 12 to 28, 2010. Vancouver and Whistler will host the 2010 Paralympic
Winter Games from March 12 to 21, 2010. Visit www.vancouver2010.com.
VANOC's marketing program is focused on securing mutually rewarding
partnerships with shared values to generate sufficient revenue to host
successful Winter Games in 2010 and to leave a financial legacy for sport.
VANOC's Worldwide TOP Partners include Coca-Cola, Atos Origin, GE, McDonald's,
Omega, Panasonic, Samsung and Visa. VANOC's National Partners are Bell Canada,
Hbc, RBC Financial Group, GM Canada, Petro-Canada and RONA.
VANOC's Official Supporters include Air Canada, BC Hydro, the British
Columbia Lottery Corporation, Canadian Pacific, the Insurance Corporation of
British Columbia, Jet Set Sports, Ricoh Canada Inc., the Royal Canadian Mint
and Teck Cominco Limited. VANOC's Official Suppliers are 3M, Aggreko, Aquilini
Investment Group, Birks, Britco, Canwest Publishing Inc., Dow Canada, EPCOR,
Garrett Metal Detectors, General Mills, Haworth Canada, Millennium Development
Corporation, Nortel, Purolator, Saputo, Sleep Country Canada, Sun Microsystems
of Canada, The Globe and Mail, Tickets.com, TransCanada, Vancouver Airport
Authority, Vincor Canada, Weston Bakeries and Workopolis.
For further information:
For further information: Henry Tellez, Garrett Metal Detectors, (972)
494-6151, 1-800-234-6151, firstname.lastname@example.org; VANOC, Jason Macnaughton, (778)