Ladies' alpine skiing giant slalom competition at 2010 Olympic Winter Games
postponed due to poor visibility; tickets valid for February 25 event

WHISTLER, BC, Feb. 24 /CNW/ - The second run of the ladies' alpine skiing giant slalom competition at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games originally scheduled for 1:15 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, February 24 at Whistler Creekside has been postponed due to poor visibility and to ensure the safety of the athletes. The rescheduled competition will take place on Thursday, February 25 at 9:30 a.m.

Important Event Ticket and Transportation information:

1) Tickets:

Event tickets for Wednesday's event will remain valid for the rescheduled event. Ticket holders with questions can visit www.vancouver2010.com, call 1.800.TICKETS or visit a ticket booth at any Vancouver 2010 competition venue.

Spectator gates to Whistler Creekside will open at 7:30 a.m. on February 25.

2) Olympic bus network ticket information:

Olympic bus network (OBN) tickets for Wednesday's event will remain valid. As they disembark from traveling to today's first race, OBN customers will be given a voucher for their OBN transport tomorrow. Each Spectator's voucher will indicate if they are to arrive 3 or 3 1/2 hours prior to the start of competition. Departures will be from the same hub and take place between the hours of 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. Thursday morning. For additional information regarding the Olympic bus network visit: OBN2010.com or call 866.957.3774.

3) Can't use your tickets?

VANOC regrets the inconvenience to ticket holders, and hopes that all spectators will be able to attend the second run on Thursday. For those who are not able to use their event and transportation tickets, they are transferrable to friends and family.

Background:

The decision to postpone was made by the Fédération Internationale de Ski and the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC).

The Whistler Creekside schedule was carefully planned with several "weather days" built in as it is common in Alpine Skiing for events to be postponed due to weather and race conditions. No competition was originally planned for Thursday at Whistler Creekside, and this does not affect other races scheduled for Friday (Ladies' Slalom) and Saturday (Men's Slalom).

The official and most up-to-date source for all Vancouver 2010 information, including schedules, results, tickets, and transportation is www.vancouver2010.com.

SOURCE VANCOUVER ORGANIZING COMMITTEE FOR THE 2010 OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC WINTER GAMES

For further information: For further information: Media Contact: VANOC Communications, Tel: (604) 403-1611, E-mail: mediarelations@vancouver2010.com

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