- 05 Mar 2007
Vancouver 2010: IOC Coordination Commission Returns for 4th Visit
For the fourth time since Vancouver was awarded the Games in 2003, the full IOC Coordination Commission for the Vancouver 2010 Games, led by IOC member René Fasel, will be back in British Columbia from 6 to 8 March 2007. With less than three years to go before the opening of the XXI Olympic Winter Games, the Commission will be looking closely at the progress made by the Vancouver Organising Committee (VANOC), as it continues its preparations for these Canadian Games.
During its three-day visit to Vancouver, the Commission will work through a packed agenda with VANOC that will include plenary sessions, working groups and an update on venue construction. The Commission members will hear reports from VANOC on Games-related areas such as marketing, legacy, media services, communications and technology. However, with VANOC now progressing ever closer to Games time, a large part of the meetings will also look at Games services from the perspective of different client groups, such as the National Olympic Committees, International Federations, media and sponsors.
The IOC Coordination Commission
The IOC, as the guardian of the Olympic Games, assists and monitors the work of Organising Committees for the Olympic Games through the work of the Coordination Commission. The Commission visits the host city once a year until four years from the Games, when the visits become twice yearly until the Games are held. The Commission’s full meetings are supplemented by the regular visits of smaller IOC teams involving the Commission Chairman, selected members of the Commission and members of the IOC administration.
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.