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12 Dec 2007
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IOC Executive Board Approves Vancouver Sports Schedules

The IOC Executive Board (EB) yesterday approved a number of decisions related to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, notably the competition schedule by session and the schedule of preparatory sports events. The Vancouver decisions rounded off the discussions concerning the current Organising Committees for the Olympic Games with Coordination Commission Chairman Jean-Claude Killy reporting on the Sochi Games on Monday, and the Beijing and London Games being reviewed yesterday morning.
In approving the sports schedule by session, the EB has confirmed the Vancouver 2010 Organising Committee (VANOC)’s discussions with the International Federations and rights-holding Broadcasters on which days individual events will be held during the 16 days of Olympic competition. The approval of the sports event schedule will also allow VANOC to move ahead with its plans to test the venues and its preparations ahead of the Games to ensure that the 2010 Olympic Winter Games reach the highest possible standards. The approvals followed a presentation by video conference from VANOC CEO John Furlong and a report by the Vancouver 2010 Coordination Commission Chairman René Fasel to the EB.
2008, 2012 and 2014
The EB also heard reports on the Games that will be held in 2008, 2012 and 2014 – Beijing, London and Sochi respectively. The three Coordination Commission Chairmen, Verbruggen, Oswald and Killy, for these Games all spoke about the strong spirit of partnership that exists between each Organising Committee and the IOC, and praised the work currently being carried out on these different Games - a sentiment that was echoed by René Fasel concerning Vancouver 2010.
Vancouver and Whistler will host the XXI Olympic Winter Games from 12 to 28 February 2010 and the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games from 12 to 21 March 2010. The seven Winter Olympic sports that will be on show in Vancouver are Luge, Skiing, Skating, Ice Hockey, Biathlon, Bobsleigh and Curling.
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