Media Advisory - Canadian Olympic Team to Hold 2010 "Media Summit" In May

    TORONTO, April 3 /CNW/ - On Monday, May 4, 2009, the Canadian Olympic
Team will hold a Media Summit to give the media an opportunity to meet and
interview some of Canada's top winter athletes who are preparing for the
Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. The event will take place at the
Renaissance Hotel in Vancouver following the Canadian Olympic Team's Olympic
Excellence Series.
    Close to 100 Canadian athletes will be available in the form of press
conferences, media scrums and one-on-one opportunities as details are provided
on team and individual goals, preparations and planning for Vancouver 2010. A
complete list of attending athletes will be made available on April 20.
    The Summit will be held in conjunction with the second session of the
Olympic Excellence Series in preparation for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games,
which will take place May 1-3. The Olympic Excellence Series is designed to
provide athletes, coaches and their support team with the practical skills and
strategies necessary to help them achieve podium success in Vancouver.
    Members of the media wishing to attend the Canadian Olympic Team's 2010
Media Summit are asked to complete and return the accreditation form at prior to April
    Media will also have the opportunity to obtain limited access to the
Olympic Excellence Series' opening reception on Friday, May 1. Media can
attend part of the athletes' registration (4-6 p.m.) and opening remarks made
by Canada's Chef de Mission Nathalie Lambert, which take place at 8 p.m. at
the Renaissance Hotel.
    Media travelling from out of town can reserve a guest room at the
Renaissance Hotel by visiting
When reserving a room, please quote "COC Media Summit" to obtain a preferred
rate. Due to limited space, members of the media are asked to confirm their
hotel reservations by April 9.

    What:     2010 Canadian Olympic Team Media Summit

    Who:      2010 Olympic hopefuls as well as Canada's Chef and Assistant
              Chef de Mission, Nathalie Lambert and Steve Podborski.

    When:     Friday, May 1 - Registration from 4-6 p.m.; Opening remarks at
              8 p.m. Monday, May 4 - Media summit from 10:00 a.m. to
              5:00 p.m.

    Where:    Renaissance Vancouver Hotel Harbourside
              1133 West Hastings Street
              Vancouver, British Columbia

For further information:

For further information: Isabelle Hodge, Manager, Media Relations,
Canadian Olympic Committee, Phone: (416) 324-4122, Cell: (416) 806-4342,

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