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21 Oct 2008
IOC News

Vancouver 2010 Takes Centre Stage

The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission will pay its seventh visit to Vancouver, the host city of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, this week and its first visit since the Canadian city became next in line to be Olympic host. The visit will also see the Commission pay a short trip to Whistler, which will be the site of a number of the events during the Games.

500 Days And Counting
With less than 500 days to go until the Vancouver Games begin, the Commission will be hearing from the Vancouver Organising Committee (VANOC) about its progress in a number of areas including sport, spectator experience, National Olympic Committee services and media services. Under the Chairmanship of IOC member René Fasel, the Commission will be looking to see that VANOC has learned the lessons from its observation of the Beijing Games and that as the upcoming sports events approach that VANOC’s move towards operations is well on track.

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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