VANCOUVER, May 13 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010
Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) today congratulated BC Premier
Gordon Campbell on winning his third mandate on Tuesday.
"On behalf of Jack Poole, the board of directors and the whole VANOC
team, congratulations to all the parties and their members elected to the
provincial legislature on May 12," said John Furlong, VANOC Chief Executive
Officer. "In just nine months the world is coming to British Columbia for the
2010 Winter Games and we look forward to a continued strong partnership with
Premier Campbell and his team in this home stretch of preparations.
"To stage great Games you need the support of all levels of government,"
continued Furlong. "Since Vancouver won the bid in 2003 to host the 2010
Winter Games, Premier Campbell, with the strong support of Minister Colin
Hansen, has shown an unwavering commitment to and enthusiasm for this project.
Premier Campbell has been a great ambassador for the province and the Games
both on the national and international stage, ensuring that all Canadians know
that British Columbia's pride as Olympic and Paralympic host is theirs to
share. He and his team have embraced from the start the vision that the Games
will not only be a strong economic driver before and during the Games but will
also leave lasting legacies for generations to come."
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. Please visit www.vancouver2010.com for
further details on programs and schedules.
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