After a successful International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission visit to Vancouver last October, the Commission will make its eighth visit to Vancouver at the end of this month. The visit is particularly notable as it is the penultimate time the IOC Coordination Commission will be present in Vancouver before the city hosts the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
The Countdown Begins
With less than one year to go until the start of the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, the spotlight is well and truly on this city. The Coordination Commission will attend various meetings and receive updates and presentations from the Vancouver 2010 Organising Committee (VANOC) regarding its progress in a number of key areas, including sports events, venues, transport, and culture and education.
IOC member René Fasel is the Chairman of the Coordination Commission for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, and will lead the two-day visit, which will take place from 31 March to 1 April 2009.
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 Biathlon, Bobsleigh, Curling, Ice Hockey, Luge, Skating and Skiing.