- 02 Jun 2006
- IOC News
VANCOUVER 2010: 3rd Coordination Commission Visit To Begin
On Tuesday 6 June, the IOC’s Coordination Commission for the XXI Olympic Winter Games – Vancouver 2010 will begin its third full visit to the Canadian Winter Olympic Host City. The visit will run over two days and will see the Commission members review the progress made by the Organising Committee for the XXI Olympic Winter Games – Vancouver 2010 (VANOC) since their last full visit in April 2005. The Commission will also visit several venues in the Whistler area during its stay.
Services To Stakeholders
During their meetings with VANOC, the Commission members will participate in working groups that will look at the services to be offered to several of the key client groups at the Olympic Games. These stakeholders will include: National Olympic Committees, International Federations, sponsors, the media and the International Paralympic Committee.
Aside from examining the services to the above-mentioned stakeholders, the Commission will also hear from VANOC on the progress that it has made in other areas such as venue planning and construction, legacy, sustainability, communications, VANOC’s structure and the medals plaza.
During its time in Vancouver, the Commission will also visit Whistler, where it will take the opportunity to visit some of the venues that are currently under construction. While construction is still in its early stages in Whistler, partly due to the short period of time available to builders because of snow during the winter months, the visit will allow the Commission members to get a first-hand impression of the venue situation and the progress that has already been made.
Vancouver will host the XXI Olympic Winter Games from 12 to 28 February 2010. The mountain events will take place in Whistler, which will also host the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games from 12 to 21 March 2010.