Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Vancouver 2010 Board of Directors receives positive venue construction report

Last September 17th, the Board of Directors for the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) held its fifth meeting of 2008.
The VANOC Board of Directors is made up of 20 members nominated by: the Canadian Olympic Committee (7); the Government of Canada (3); the Province of British Columbia (3); the City of Vancouver (2); the Resort Municipality of Whistler (2); the Canadian Paralympic Committee (1); a joint appointment by the Band Councils of the Lil'wat and Squamish Nations (1); and one member nominated by the other 19 members.
The Board reviewed a number of positive updates on the venue construction program which will see all competition venues completed and winter athletes competing at world- class levels on all venues this winter. The meeting also included a number of regular agenda items as well as updates to the Board of Directors on the business plan, sport, sponsorship, ticket sales, the launch of a new graphic identity and pictograms and the re-launch of the Official Website of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
"The pace for VANOC’s management and staff has already accelerated after the conclusion of a highly successful Beijing 2008 Games and the Board today received a number of updates that provide confidence we’re on track financially and ready for the pressure and spotlight that comes with hosting the next Games", said Jack Poole, Chairman of the Board. “Final touches on venue construction are underway and athletes are already here training and getting ready to compete. With the first of this winter season’s 16 sport events starting next month and tickets on sale in a matter of weeks, Canadians and sport enthusiasts around the world will be able to touch and feel the Games more and more each day”.