VANCOUVER, June 7 /CNW/ - With Glowing Hearts/Des plus brillants exploits, the only official commemorative book of the 2010 Games, has just been published, capturing the stories of the people, places, patriotic spirit of celebration and once-in-a-lifetime experiences of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games.
Stylistically, With Glowing Hearts/Des plus brillants exploits is a unique fusion of book types: anthology meets sports tribute meets photo essay. With Glowing Hearts/Des plus brillants exploits marks the first time an official commemorative book of the Games by the Organizing Committee has been widely available to the general public; it can be purchased at leading bookstores and online booksellers everywhere.
"We wanted to create a book that would truly celebrate the time when Canada had a smile on it's face, a book to celebrate the success of the 2010 Games in a way that's never been done before, and we think perhaps we've achieved that," said John Furlong, Vancouver 2010 CEO. "With Glowing Hearts/Des plus brillants exploits creates the sense of really being there, at every event and special moment, as an insider. We're proud to share it with the country and with the world."
Highlights of With Glowing Hearts/Des plus brillants exploits include:
- The medalists, the contenders, the headlines - and the lesser-known,
often untold human stories that unfolded behind the scenes;
- Insider accounts of the journey to 2010 and the Games experience;
hundreds of quotes from athletes, fans and others - telling the
Vancouver 2010 story in their own words;
- Stories and images of the 20 Olympic and Paralympic sports, including
the rivalries, upsets and personal journeys;
- Dramatic photo spreads of iconic moments from the Ceremonies and the
energetic "street atmosphere" that developed outside the venues;
- 400 pages rich with 1,200 photos, most of them never-before-seen shots
by award-winning sport and documentary photographers;
- Coverage of the Games from every angle and perspective, bringing to
life each moment - the great highs and lows of victory and defeat and
what happened just before and just after;
- A feature collection of Games artefacts throughout the book, from
athlete good luck charms to sports equipment to the iconic Vancouver
2010 Red Mittens;
- A complete listing of medalists and participant names, from Olympic
and Paralympic athletes to the 25,000 volunteers.
The launch of With Glowing Hearts/Des plus brillants exploits includes 2010 Winter Games Canadian medal-winning athletes book-signings in Chapters and Indigo bookstores in major Canadian cities in the latter half of June and a cross-Canada media tour by John Furlong to share his thoughts on With Glowing Hearts/Des plus brillants exploits. Further details will be provided at a later date.
An electronic media kit is available at http://bit.ly/2010presskit. The kit includes this news release, downloadable color high resolution photos of select inside photo spreads, downloadable b-roll of with With Glowing Hearts/Des plus brillants exploits at the printing press, and an audiofile interview with John Furlong.
VANOC was responsible for the planning, organizing, financing and staging of the XXI Olympic Winter Games and the X Paralympic Winter Games in 2010. The 2010 Olympic Winter Games were staged in Vancouver and Whistler from February 12 to 28, 2010. Vancouver and Whistler hosted the Paralympic Winter Games from March 12 to 21, 2010. Visit www.vancouver2010.com.
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SOURCE VANCOUVER ORGANIZING COMMITTEE FOR THE 2010 OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC WINTER GAMES
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