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Vancouver 2010 To Study Adverse Weather Conditions

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The heavy snow storms that Vancouver has experienced recently is disturbing to many who wonder what would happen if similar storms occur during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

Canadian Press reports Vancouver 2010's Tim Gayda says they've always known weather could have a serious impact on Games' operations. He says planning has been ongoing since day one, and not just for sports events.

Vancouver 2010 vice president of operations Don Ehrenholz, reacting to the volumes of traffic at Vancouver's airport last week which would be similar to when the Games take place in 2010, said the storms offer an opportunity to revisit Olympic planning. He says one thing they'll be doing is working more closely with airlines to improve de-icing facilities to avoid flight delays.

According to Canadian Press organizers will be using this winter's sports test events to see how various kinds of weather could have an impact on the Games.

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