Media advisory - Tickets to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games on sale this Friday

    Advance photo and interview opportunities scheduled for Thursday

    VANCOUVER, Oct. 1 /CNW/ - With just 497 days remaining until the Opening
Ceremony of the XXI Olympic Winter Games, tickets to the Vancouver 2010
Olympic Winter Games go on sale to the Canadian public beginning this Friday,
October 3, at It's the first, and best, chance for
Canadians to buy a seat - to be there in 2010 when legends are born and the
next chapter in Olympic Winter Games history is written.
    The start of public ticket sales also marks a major milestone on the road
to the 2010 Winter Games. Working in close collaboration with Official
Supplier, the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic
and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) has spent the past year developing a
comprehensive on-line ticket application process. VANOC expects that more than
95 per cent of tickets will be purchased online, as Canada traditionally
enjoys one of the highest rates in the world of online purchasing practices.
    VANOC is hosting photo opportunities and will make key spokespeople
available to the media on Thursday, October 2, the day before the start of the
ticket application process.


    Photo and Interview Opportunities scheduled for Thursday, October 2

    1.  Photo opportunity of new Vancouver 2010 ticket advertising campaign
        mounted on a billboard.

           Time:    10:00 am to 10:15 am
           Where:   VANOC Headquarters
                    3585 Graveley Street, Vancouver, BC

    2.  Photo opportunity with Vancouver 2010 Olympic mascots Quatchi and
        Miga holding large, mock tickets.

           Time:    10:15 am to 10:30 am
           Where:   VANOC Headquarters (billboard near SW corner of the
                    3585 Graveley Street, Vancouver, BC

    3.  Media availability with VANOC's Dave Cobb and Caley Denton to answer
        questions regarding the October 3 launch of ticket sales.

           Time:    10:30 am to 11:00 am
           Where:   VANOC Headquarters
                    3585 Graveley Street, Vancouver, BC
           Who:     Dave Cobb      Executive VP, Revenue, Marketing and
                    Caley Denton   Vice President, Ticketing and Consumer

    Accreditation:  Media identification will be required.

For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Jason Macnaughton, VANOC
Communications, Tel.: (778) 328-6734, E-mail:; Paula Webber, Vancouver 2010, (778)

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