The Globe and Mail Introduces "Podium Picks" Contest



    Winning Gold is Only a Click Away

    TORONTO, Aug. 7 /CNW/ - The Globe and Mail, the Official National
Newspaper for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, is
giving Canadians a unique opportunity to compete for a trip for two to the
Opening Ceremony in Vancouver.
    The contest, which begins on August 7 and runs until August 23, invites
Canadians to guess where Canadian Olympians will place in each of the daily
sporting events at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Correct guesses earn
participants ballots for the contest and a greater chance of winning the
amazing prizes listed below:

    
    -   Gold/Grand Prize: Consists of an exclusive four day Globe and Mail
        Gold Medal Package for two to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in
        Vancouver, British Columbia. The trip includes round trip economy
        airfare for two; transportation from the airport to the hotel, three
        nights accommodation at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, plus two
        tickets to the Opening Ceremony for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter
        Games. Winners also receive a pair of tickets per day for two days
        for one sporting event and $1,000 CAD spending money.

    -   Silver Prizes: Participants have a chance to win one of five
        Panasonic 42" high definition Plasma televisions, with a
        manufacturer's suggested retail price of $1,599.

    -   Bronze Prizes: Thirty Bronze prizes are up for grabs, each consisting
        of an HBC clothing package. The package includes T-shirts,
        sweatshirts, scarves and other accessories. Approximate retail value
        is $300.
    

    "As the official national newspaper of the Canadian Olympic Team, we're
delighted to offer this contest," said Phillip Crawley, The Globe and Mail's
publisher and CEO. "This is a great way for all Canadians to become engaged in
the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and support Team Canada in Beijing."
    Entries are limited to one entry per e-mail address per day and can be
submitted online. Ballots, contest rules and entry forms can be found at
www.globesports.com/podiumpicks. Winners will be selected by a random draw and
contacted by K.D. Black & Co. in Toronto.

    About The Globe and Mail

    The Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper, is a division of
CTVglobemedia, a dynamic multi-media company, which also owns CTV Inc.,
Canada's number-one private broadcaster.




For further information:

For further information: Teresa Pagnutti, tpagnutti@environicspr.com,
(416) 969-2721; Sheryl So, sso@environicspr.com, (416) 969-2725

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