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IOC co-ordination commission for Vancouver Games holds meeting

 

Canadian Press

April 5, 2005

VANCOUVER (CP) -- The 11-member International Olympic Committee co-ordination commission for the 2010 Winter Games will open two days of meetings Wednesday.

During the meetings the commission will receive presentations on plans for the Vancouver Olympic Games Organizing Committee (VANOC) business and organizing structure. The commission will also visit the Richmond Oval, the proposed location for the Olympic speed skating events and will meet with local First Nations representatives.

B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell will join John Furlong, the VANOC CEO and Jack Poole, the VANOC chairman, for Wednesday's opening session.

it'll be quite interesting to see what the IOC says about Vancouver's work at this point.

this will be the feature for BCTV News on Global's News Hour "Insight".

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Will they discuss the "Ring of Fire"?  I mean that is such a crucial element to those Games.   :rolleyes:

Highly doubt it. I think this meeting was more of the update on what it really matters for the city so far, like the usual issues when it comes to the Olympic Games.

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IOC EB meeting in Kuwait City will reveal some report findings about Vancouver 2010, made by Rene Fasel:

Link: IOC: IOC Executive Board Meeting, Kuwait City, 28-29 November 2006

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IOC EB meeting in Kuwait City will reveal some report findings about Vancouver 2010, made by Rene Fasel:

Link: IOC: IOC Executive Board Meeting, Kuwait City, 28-29 November 2006

Well, the meeting is now over and VANOC has a decision to make whether the event of ski cross will be in the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games as part of the overall freestyle skiing program, with aerials and moguls:

Link: IOC: IOC Executive Board Wraps Up Last Meeting Of The Year In Kuwait

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I wonder how the IOC would react if VANOC would refuse to include Ski Cross...

Would be quite surprising if they didn't, anyway.

Rogge holds up the Host City Contract in front of Furlong's face, rips it up, and says "No Games for you."

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Vancouver will be mentioned again at another upcoming IOC Executive Board meeting. This meeting will take place at Lausanne on February 7 & 8. Valentino Castellani, Torino 2006 chairman, and the Athletes' Commission will join in as well.

Link: IOC: IOC Executive Board Meeting In Lausanne

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This list is from the update IOC commissions one for this year for Vancouver 2010.

President: Rene Fasel (Switzerland)

Members:

1. Fraser Bullock

2. Ottavio Cinquanta

3. Gian-Franco Kasper

4. Gunilla Lindberg

5. Jose Luis Marco

6. Le Prince d-Orange of the Netherlands

7. Tsunekazu Takeda

8. Rita Van Driel

9. Pernilla Wiberg

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Just before the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics begin, it is logical, and traditional anyway, that the IOC would have an Executive Board meeting take place in the city in late 2009.

Link: IOC: IOC Executive Board Hears Organising Committee Reports

Quote from the article:

EB in Vancouver

"During the VANOC presentation, the IOC President suggested to VANOC to host the IOC’s Executive Board towards the end of 2009, which VANOC warmly welcomed. This meeting would allow the members of the EB to visit the 2010 Host City just before Games time in order to get a feel for Vancouver and experience the growing excitement around the Games. The visit of the EB to a host nation before the Games is a traditional part of hosting the Games."

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More news recently about the latest visit by Rene Fasel and the IOC Coordination Commission to Vancouver.

Link: IOC-> Vancouver 2010: Sport Under The Spotlight

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Vancouver 2010: sport under the spotlight. Coordination Commission Chairman René Fasel.

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Gilbert Felli, René Fasel and John Furlong at the closing press conference.

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René Fasel joined by (l-r) VCEC CEO David Podmore, Olympic Minister Colin Hansen, BC Premier Gordon Campbell and VANOC CEO John Furlong.

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Gilbert Felli, René Fasel and Gunilla Lindberg during the Coordination Commission meeting.

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Construction of the Vancouver Conference and Exhibition Centre expansion project - Future site of the Vancouver 2010 International Media Centre

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Réunion de la commission de coordination des Jeux à Vancouver avec le COVAN.

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OMG, they really did it! They really started construction on the gigantic chocolate wrapper on vancouver's harbour front! Like totally.......ick.

are you kidding me? that's one gorgeos convention centre. And construction has been ongoing since 2005....this is nothing new, and it's costing nearly $900 million. not every convention centre has to look white and flashy, this one appreciates and blends in with its surrounding environment, and it's a great example of sustainability with the largest green roof in the nation.

You have to see it in person to really appreciate it:

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are you kidding me? that's one gorgeos convention centre. And construction has been ongoing since 2005....this is nothing new, and it's costing nearly $900 million. not every convention centre has to look white and flashy, this one appreciates and blends in with its surrounding environment, and it's a great example of sustainability with the largest green roof in the nation.

You have to see it in person to really appreciate it:

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:o Wow!! I bet us Canadians are just so happy with all the Taxes going ,going, GONE..

:blink: Nothing cheap about this .........it isn't done yet either... and after Olympics, then what ???

Have a great day and weekend as I count my canadian money....getting less and less..

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The convention centre project was planned no matter what the outcome of the Olympic bid was. At the time of planning, the current convention centre was deemed too small to compete for bigger conventions. That market changed and is more competitive.

But given the recent annoucement of a 50% government surplus, it doesn't seem as if the government is spending as much...likely time for a tax cut.

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