Canada: 2010 Olympic Winter Games

Tickets to go on Sale Internationally in October 2008

Tickets to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games will go on sale internationally beginning in October 2008 and today the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) unveiled details of how international visitors from around the world can have the experience of a lifetime by attending an Olympic event in 2010.

"Attending the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, and sharing gold medal moments in one of the most beautiful settings in the world, will be unforgettable," said John Furlong, VANOC Chief Executive Officer. "Experiencing the Olympic Winter Games here in Canada where winter sport is part of our culture is an opportunity that may not come along again for many years and we invite the world to join us in 2010."

Tickets will be sold internationally through National Olympic Committees (NOC) or their authorized ticket agency. Complementing the NOCs' sales efforts, vancouver2010.com will provide a full range of additional details on 2010 Winter Games sport disciplines, events as well as the opportunity to sign up to receive the latest ticket information as it becomes available. VANOC, NOCs and their agencies will soon begin developing integrated plans for deploying seamless information about Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games tickets to people around the world.

Further information on the specific National Olympic Committee territory ticketing programs, and on how people from outside of Canada can attend the many additional events around Vancouver and Whistler during the Games, including the nightly Victory Ceremonies at BC Place Stadium and in Whistler, the Cultural Olympiad and the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, will be released in the coming year at vancouver2010.com and through targeted public communications.

International spectators are encouraged to visit vancouver2010.com for the most reliable information regarding all authorized ticket resellers once international ticket programs are launched.

VANOC is responsible for the planning, organizing, financing and staging of the XXI Olympic Winter Games and the X Paralympic Winter Games in 2010. The 2010 Olympic Winter Games will be staged in Vancouver and Whistler from February 12 to 28, 2010. Vancouver and Whistler will host the Paralympic Winter Games from March 12 to 21, 2010.

Source: VANOC
VANCOUVER, Canada, October 11, 2007 /PRNewswire/ --

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