Media Advisory - International Olympic Committee's Coordination Commission for the 2010 Winter Games holds seventh meeting in Vancouver



    VANCOUVER, Oct. 20 /CNW/ - The International Olympic Committee's (IOC)
Coordination Commission for the 2010 Winter Games will be in Vancouver this
week for a three-day working session and update on the Vancouver Organizing
Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC)
preparations to date.
    The Coordination Commission for Vancouver 2010 is led by René Fasel. A
complete list of the Coordination Commission members can be found on the IOC
website at www.olympic.org.
    The following media opportunities are scheduled during the visit:

    
                 Olympic Games legacy announcement
                 ---------------------------------

    When:        1:30 pm (Pacific Time) - Tuesday, October 21

    Where:       VANOC Offices - Main Entrance
                 3585 Graveley Street, Vancouver, BC

    Who:         Premier Gordon Campbell
                 Rich Coleman, Minister of Housing and Social Development
                 John Furlong, VANOC Chief Executive Officer
                 Mayor Dianne Watts, City of Surrey

    Background:  Premier Gordon Campbell will be joined by John Furlong,
                 Minister Rich Coleman, the IOC's René Fasel and Mayor Dianne
                 Watts to announce a new initiative that will leave an
                 important Olympic legacy for British Columbians.

    Note:        Media are asked to bring accreditation. There is limited
                 visitor parking available at VANOC's head office.


                 Photo opportunity of the Opening Plenary Session of the
                 -------------------------------------------------------
                 IOC's Coordination Commission
                 -----------------------------

    When:        4:00 pm to 4:05 pm (Pacific Time) - Tuesday, October 21

    Where:       VANOC Offices - Main Entrance
                 3585 Graveley Street, Vancouver, BC

    Who:         IOC's Coordination Commission for the XXI Olympic Winter
                 Games

    Background:  This will be a photo opportunity only.
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                 Commission members and VANOC executives will not be
                 available for interviews; however, VANOC will record the
                 audio of the opening remarks and will provide digital files
                 to interested journalists.

    Note:        Media are asked to bring accreditation. There is limited
                 visitor parking available at VANOC head office.


                 IOC's Coordination Commission Closing Press Conference
                 ------------------------------------------------------

    When:        12:30 pm (Pacific Time) - Thursday, October 23
                 Media sign-in will begin at 11:30 am

    Where:       VANOC Offices - Main Entrance
                 3585 Graveley Street, Vancouver, BC

    Conference
     line:       416-641-6142 or 1-866-299-6657

    Who:         René Fasel, IOC Coordination Commission Chair
                 Gilbert Felli, IOC Olympic Games Executive Director
                 John Furlong, VANOC Chief Executive Officer

    Note:        Media are asked to bring accreditation. There is limited
                 visitor parking available at VANOC's head office.
    





For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Paula Webber, Vancouver 2010,
(778) 328-3385, paula_webber@vancouver2010.com; Chris Brumwell, Vancouver
2010, (778) 328-6269, chris_brumwell@vancouver2010.com

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