Media Advisory - Canadian Olympic Committee to Announce Canada's 2010 Flag
Bearer, Canadian Olympic Team for Vancouver 2010

Interview and Photo Opportunities

VANCOUVER, Jan. 25 /CNW/ - The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) will introduce Canada's flag bearer for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games at a special press conference on Friday, Jan. 29. The announcement comes as the COC officially names the Canadian Olympic Team for the XXI Olympic Winter Games, which open Feb. 12 and close Feb. 28.

Canada's flag bearer will join the press conferences in person. The 2010 Canadian Olympic Team is anticipated to number approximately 200 athletes, including 32 returning Olympic medallists from Torino 2006 and six world champions from 2009.

Following the press conference and media availability, Canada's flag bearer will be available for a nearby photo opportunity offsite at approximately 3:30 p.m. local time.

    
    WHEN:  Friday, January 29, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. PT / 5:30 p.m. ET

    WHO:   2010 Canadian Olympic Flag Bearer - TBA
           Nathalie Lambert - Canada's 2010 Chef de Mission
           Steve Podborski - Canada's 2010 Assistant Chef de Mission
           Michael Chambers - President, Canadian Olympic Committee
           Chris Rudge - CEO, Secretary General, Canadian Olympic Committee
           Caroline Assalian - Executive Director, Olympic Preparation
           & Games
           The Honourable Gary Lunn - Minister of State (Sport)
           The Honourable James Moore - Minister of Canadian Heritage

    WHERE: Richmond City Hall, 6911 No. 3 Road (corner of No. 3 Road and
           Granville Ave.), Richmond, B.C. Limited parking at City Hall,
           additional parking available at Richmond Centre Mall,
           6551 No. 3 Road in the surface area adjacent to City Hall.

    NOTE:  A nationwide conference call with Canada's 2010 flag bearer will
           be held following the press conference, at 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. ET.
           Media can phone 416-695-7806, password 4710841.
    

About the Canadian Olympic Committee

The Canadian Olympic Committee is a national, private, not-for-profit organization committed to sport excellence. It is responsible for all aspects of Canada's involvement in the Olympic Movement, including Canada's participation in the Olympic and Pan American Games and a wide variety of programs that promote the Olympic Movement in Canada through cultural and educational means. For news and information, visit the COC website at www.olympic.ca and find the team on both Facebook (Canadian Olympic Team) and Twitter (CDNOlympicTeam).

SOURCE Canadian Olympic Committee

For further information: For further information: Isabelle Hodge, Manager, Media Relations, Canadian Olympic Committee, Phone: (416) 324-4122, Cell: (289) 388-6419, Email: ihodge@olympic.ca

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