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Vancouver 2010 Announces Plans For Host City Announcement

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When the International Olympic Committee announces the host city for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games on July 2, Vancouver 2010 supporters will view a live broadcast from Prague at General Motors Place in Vancouver.

The bid committee has invited the public to the event, and although admission is free, tickets will be required on a first come, first serve basis.

In Whistler, site of several events should Vancouver win the bid, there will be a fundraising pancake breakfast and a community celebration with live music and activities at the Village Square. Tickets are not required for this event.

Meanwhile, a 100-strong Vancouver delegation headed by Canada’s Prime Minister Jean Chretien, B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell, and Vancouver’s Mayor Larry Campbell will be in Prague for the announcement, where each city will have 45 minutes to make its bid presentation before the full IOC membership, followed by a 15-minute question period before the vote takes place.

Jack Poole, chairman of Vancouver’s 2010 bid, promised there will be some unexpected new elements in Vancouver’s bid presentation. “We assume most people know about our bid, so we need some fresh material. We have to have some surprises, and I think we’re going to do very well against Salzburg and Pyeongchang”. Write or read comments about this article

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