Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay Media 1 convoy vehicle information and
technical briefings to be held for Steinbach and Winnipeg

VANCOUVER, Dec. 31 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) will hold media technical briefings for Steinbach and Winnipeg on Sunday, January 3 related to 2010 Olympic Torch Relay community celebrations.

The briefings are intended to help media prepare to cover the relay and include an overview of Day 68, Tuesday, January 5 when the Olympic Flame will visit these communities, as well as route materials and aware of, the technical briefings listed below: Please note that this is a technical briefing for community celebration plans. It is critical for media planning to cover these events to participate in, or be media, not a press conference - no spokespeople from VANOC will be available on site for interviews.

    
    No. 1  Media Technical Briefing for Steinbach
           --------------------------------------

           What: A technical overview of Day 68 (January 5) when the flame
                 visits Steinbach

           Where: Steinbach City Hall Boardroom

           When: Sunday, January 3 11 a.m. (local time)

           Participating: VANOC media relations representatives


    No. 2  Media Technical Briefing for Winnipeg
           -------------------------------------

           What: A technical overview of Day 68 (January 5) when the flame
                 visits Winnipeg;

           When: Sunday, January 3 2 p.m. (local time)

           Where: Forks Boardroom
                  The Forks Market, 201-1 Forks Market Rd.
                  2nd floor

           Participating: VANOC media relations representatives


    Media dial-in information:

    Conference ID: 2315464
    Local dial in: 604-678-9970
    Toll-free: 1 866-792-1316
    

For media 1 registration:

Please submit your request by email to media@torchrelay.vancouver2010.com, and include the following information:

    
    -   The date and in exactly which community (ies) you would like to board
        Media 1.
    -   The name of the camera person or photographer.
    -   Contact details, including a cell phone number when possible.
    

If you have been allocated a spot, we will email or call you one to two days in advance to confirm details including your pick-up/drop-off location and times. If you are not allocated a spot on Media 1, FLAME, the Torch relay digital asset management system, includes video footage and stills taken from Media 1.

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For further information: For further information: Media contact: Vancouver 2010 Torch Relay Team, Tel: (604) 403-9328, E-mail: media@torchrelay.vancouver2010.com

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