2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver

Ottawa, July 2, 2003 – The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) congratulates the Vancouver 2010 Bid Committee on their success in bringing the 2010 Winter Olympic Games to Canada.

“The Canadian tourism industry is delighted by the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) announcement today that Vancouver/Whistler have been selected to host the games,” said the Honourable Charles Lapointe, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the CTC. “We look forward to welcoming athletes, dignitaries and visitors from around the world and offering them a taste of Canada’s legendary hospitality.”

The 2010 Olympic Winter Games will take place during the two-week period from Friday, February 12 to Sunday, February 28, 2010. The 2010 Paralympic Winter Games will commence two weeks following the closing ceremonies of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games and run from Friday, March 12 to Sunday, March 21, 2010.

Industry-led, market-driven and research-based, the Canadian Tourism Commission is a Crown corporation that works in partnership with the tourism industry and private and public sectors to market Canada as a four-season destination.

For more information, contact:

Guy Desaulniers Senior Communications Officer Canadian Tourism Commission Tel.: (613) 954-3840

Isabelle Des Chênes Director, Communications Canadian Tourism Commission Tel.: (613) 946-2122

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