Vancouver 2010 to announce 2010 Olympic Winter Games ticket program details Thursday, October 11th

    Canadians ready for "experience of a lifetime" at 2010 Winter Games

    VANCOUVER, Oct. 10 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the
2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) announced today that it will
share the details of its Olympic Games ticket program on Thursday, October 11.
Three in four Canadians believe that attending the 2010 Winter Games in
Vancouver would be "the experience of a lifetime," according to a study
commissioned by VANOC earlier this year.
    The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games are perceived to be the premier
event ticket for Canadians, scoring the highest of all major sport and
entertainment events tested, including the Stanley Cup Finals and the Super
Bowl, in terms of overall experience. VANOC's March 23, 2007 press release
regarding the study is available in the media centre at
    "The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games are a global event and will be
an experience of a lifetime for everyone who attends," said Dave Cobb, VANOC
Executive Vice President, Revenue, Marketing and Communications. "It's been
our goal since day one to develop a fair, affordable and accessible Olympic
ticketing program and we look forward to sharing the details of the plan this
week with Canadians and potential spectators from around the world."
    VANOC's announcement on Thursday, October 11 will include the on-sale
date for tickets to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, how and where the
public can access tickets, the pricing of the tickets to each event and a
flavour of what the public can expect to experience when they attend Vancouver
2010 events.

    VANOC is 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 will be staged in Vancouver and Whistler from
February 12 to 28, 2010. Vancouver and Whistler will host the Paralympic
Winter Games from March 12 to 21, 2010.

For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Chris Brumwell, Vancouver 2010,
(778) 328-6269; Katie Green, Vancouver 2010, (778) 328-6473

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