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New role for head of Vancouver Games

Furlong taking over leadership of the Own the Podium program

Last Updated: Friday, April 30, 2010 | 4:04 PM PT

The Canadian Press

As head of the 2010 Winter Games, he lit the spirit of the Olympics across Canada, and now John Furlong's next step may be keeping that flame burning.

The Canadian Press has learned that Furlong, the chief executive officer of the 2010 organizing committee, is expected to take over leadership of the Own the Podium program.

The $117-million program was developed by Olympic organizers, Sport Canada and the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic committees to help Canadian athletes dominate the 2010 Games.

While they didn't walk away with the most medals, Canadians set a record for most gold medals won by a single nation at a Winter Olympics, winning 14 overall.

A strategic advisory committee made up of Canadian Olympic and Paralympic officials as well as a representative from the 2010 organizing committee and the federal government currently oversees the program.

But Furlong would become chairman of a new board, following a recommendation by a report last year suggesting it needed management that was independent from the groups the program funds...(continued)

Full article: CBC: New role for head of Vancouver Games

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I think some people get up "grumpy" every morning!

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Do you need to be fluent in french to be governor general?

He will become fluent... Did you see the progress he made in French betwen the Olympic Opening Ceremony & the Paralympic Closing Ceremony !!!

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I think some people get up "grumpy" every morning!

Lots of idiotic left-wingers troll the CBC blogs...I'd ignore them.

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