VANOC to reveal 2010 Olympic and Paralympic medals on Thursday, October 15

VANCOUVER, Oct. 14 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) will reach a major milestone on the road to the Games on Thursday, October 15 with the unveiling of the gold, silver and bronze medals the world's best winter athletes will compete for in 2010.

Media are invited to join VANOC, the Royal Canadian Mint and Teck Resources Limited, Official Supporters of the 2010 Winter Games, and a variety of invited guests on this momentous occasion.

    
      When:

      Thursday, October 15, 2009
      8:00 am Pacific Time sharp.
      (xx) Please plan to arrive at least 45 minutes in advance and be
           prepared to show media credentials.

      Where:

      Olympic and Paralympic Village Vancouver - Southeast False Creek
      Community Centre
      No. 1 Athletes Way
      Vancouver, BC

      Who:

      John Furlong, VANOC CEO
      Ian E. Bennett, president and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint
      Don Lindsay, president and CEO of Teck Resources Limited
      Gary Lunn, Minister of State (Sport), Government of Canada
      Gordon Campbell, premier of British Columbia
      Gregor Robertson, mayor of Vancouver
      Medal designers/artists
      Olympic and Paralympic athletes

    IMPORTANT EVENT ACCESS INFORMATION:
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    1) PARKING: The event will start promptly at 8:00 am Pacific Time.
    Recommended parking is in the pay parking lot at Science World
    (1455 Quebec Street). Media will need to walk west along the seawall for
    approximately 150 metres and are encouraged to plan for weather and
    walking time. A media registration tent in front of the Southeast False
    Creek Community Centre will check media credentials and facilitate
    access to the community centre.

    2) SATELITE TRUCK ACCESS: Media interested in bringing a satellite truck
    should contact Sebastien Theberge by 11:00 am on October 14 to coordinate
    advance access to the construction area. Contact Sebastien Theberge at
    604.403.2261 or sebastien_theberge@vancouver2010.com.

    3) B-ROLL AND PHOTOS: Media will be provided Betacam tapes of B-roll and
    photos of the behind-the-scenes making of the medals. This information
    will also be posted to a FTP site and extensive information on the medals
    will be available following the unveiling at www.vancouver2010.com.

    4) OTHER VILLAGE ACCESS: Southeast False Creek and the Olympic and
    Paralympic Village Vancouver area remains an active construction site.
    As such, this event will not include access to other areas of the
    athletes' village beyond those visible from the Southeast False Creek
    Community Centre.
    

SOURCE VANCOUVER ORGANIZING COMMITTEE FOR THE 2010 OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC WINTER GAMES

For further information: For further information: Media Contact: Jennifer Young, VANOC Communications, (604) 403-3589, E-mail: jennifer_young@vancouver2010.com

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