Media advisory: 2010 Winter Games ticketing update October 31; photo opportunities of Games mascots cheering on Olympic speed skating/bobsleigh teams



    VANCOUVER, Oct. 30 /CNW/ - On Friday, October 31, with one week remaining
until the close of Phase 1 2010 Olympic Winter Games ticket sales, on
November 7, the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and
Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) will issue a ticket sales update that includes
ticket order trends to date and tips for ticket buyers.
    Miga and Quatchi, the Vancouver 2010 Olympic mascots, are also getting
excited about attending the 2010 Winter Games and marking the one-week
countdown to the end of the Phase 1 ticket ordering period. To that end, the
mascots are out meeting and cheering on Canadian winter sport national team
athletes, in Vancouver and Calgary, as they train and compete. The following
photo/photo opportunities are offered to media on October 31:

    
    1)  Photos of Miga and Quatchi at The Whistler Sliding Centre admiring
        the bobsleds and getting to know members of the Canadian national
        bobsleigh team will be issued at 9:00 am MDT on CNW Group along
        with the ticketing update news release.

    2)  Miga and Quatchi will meet, cheer on and wish good luck to Canadian
        Olympic and national team speed skaters at the Olympic Oval
        Invitational races in Calgary from 10:15 a.m. MDT on October 31,
        before the team heads off for World Cup competition.

        When:       Friday, October 31, 2008
                    From 10:15 am MDT (immediately before and after the
                    1,000-metre race)

        Where:      Ice Level, Calgary Olympic Speed Skating Oval
                    University of Calgary
                    Calgary, Alberta

        Who:        Miga and Quatchi, 2010 Olympic mascots
                    Members of the Canadian national speed skating team
    





For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Greg Alexis (Vancouver),
Vancouver 2010, (778) 328-3227; Jason Macnaughton (on-site in Calgary),
Vancouver 2010, (778) 328-6734

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VANCOUVER ORGANIZING COMMITTEE FOR THE 2010 OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC WINTER GAMES

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