IOC President shares lessons in Olympic legacies

    VANCOUVER, Feb. 25 /CNW/ - International Olympic Committee President
Dr. Jacques Rogge will speak at the RBC 2010 Legacies Now Speaker Series
luncheon in Vancouver on Wednesday, February 27. His speech will be webcast
live at
    "As we move toward 2010, we're offering communities numerous occasions to
learn from past Games," said 2010 Legacies Now CEO Bruce Dewar. "It is an
honour to host Dr. Rogge and we look forward to sharing his knowledge and
experiences with communities across Canada."
    Dr. Rogge will discuss the IOC's commitment to creating sustainable
legacies within the Olympic Games, as well as the important contributions
sport can make toward building a well-rounded society. Dr. Rogge's
presentation will be webcast live at 1 p.m. Pacific Standard Time from a
luncheon hosted by the Vancouver Board of Trade. Viewers can register to watch
the webcast at
    Sponsored by RBC, the Province of British Columbia and CTV, the RBC 2010
Legacies Now Speaker Series provides communities and businesses with
opportunities to learn from individuals who played key roles in developing
business, tourism, community and economic opportunities at previous Olympic
and Paralympic Games. Rogge is the seventh speaker of this program.
    "RBC is pleased to be working with 2010 Legacies Now to hear Dr. Rogge
speak in Vancouver," said Graham MacLachlan, RBC regional president for
British Columbia. "His leadership, passion and knowledge about the world of
sport is recognized around the world."
    "B.C. businesses and communities can access endless opportunities around
the 2010 Winter Games and we are pleased to share Dr. Rogge's experiences with
these communities and those across the country," said Colin Hansen, Minister
of Economic Development and Minister Responsible for the Asia-Pacific
Initiative and the Olympics.
    Tickets to the luncheon are available for purchase at Archived webcasts of previous speakers are available at

    About 2010 Legacies Now

    2010 Legacies Now is a not-for-profit society that works in partnership
with community organizations, non-government organizations, the private sector
and all levels of government to develop sustainable legacies in sport and
recreation, arts, literacy, accessibility and volunteerism. 2010 Legacies Now
assists communities to discover and create inclusive social and economic
opportunities leading up to and beyond the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter
Games. For more information, please visit

    About RBC

    Royal Bank of Canada (TSX, NYSE:   RY) uses the initials RBC as a prefix
for its businesses and operating subsidiaries. Royal Bank of Canada is
Canada's largest bank as measured by assets, and is one of North America's
leading diversified financial services companies. It provides personal and
commercial banking, wealth management services, insurance, corporate and
investment banking, and transaction processing services on a global basis. The
company employs approximately 60,000 people who serve more than 12 million
personal, business and public sector clients through offices in North America
and some 30 countries around the world. For more information, please visit

For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Nicole Mezzarobba, Coordinator,
Communications, 2010 Legacies Now, (778) 327-5139; Christie Smith, Advisor,
Communications, RBC, (604) 665-4031; International Olympic Committee,
Communications Department, +41 21 621 6000

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