Vancouver 2010

Vancouver 2010

July 06, 2005 11:06 ET

Vancouver 2010 Welcomes London to the Family of Olympic Games Host Cities; Provides Update on Games Progress to IOC July 8

SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE--(CCNMatthews - July 6, 2005) - The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) congratulates London - the Host City of the 2012 Olympic Summer Games.

"From one Olympic city to another, we salute London. The years of hard work, dedication and planning on behalf of the London bid team have resulted in a fantastic choice for the 2012 Summer Games," said John Furlong, VANOC CEO. "London is one of the world's great cities and will be a spectacular host for the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games."

Members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today selected London over Paris, Madrid, New York, and Moscow as the site of the 2012 Olympic Summer Games at their 117th Session in Singapore.

"We offer our congratulations to everyone who worked so hard on their respective bids," added Furlong. "Each 2012 bid committee made a valuable contribution to the Olympic movement by embracing the spirit of sport and presenting a unique vision for the Games."

"We are two years into our Games preparation process and have learned many valuable lessons. We are pleased to offer London the knowledge we've gained as we made the transition from a bid committee to a Games organizing committee."

Media Conference Call July 8 Re - VANOC/IOC Update:

John Furlong and VANOC Chairman Jack Poole are attending the IOC session in Singapore and will present a Vancouver 2010 progress report on July 8. A media conference call with the VANOC representatives will be held following the presentation.

Details are as follows:

Date/Time: 9:00 am PDT, July 8, 2005

Conference call number: In Vancouver 604.678.8140. Outside of Vancouver 1.866.546.6145.

VANOC 2010 Progress Report to the IOC: available July 7 at

"Vancouver 2010 - Canada's Games" and "2010 Venues" videos available July 8 by request.

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. Whistler will host the Paralympic Winter Games from March 12 to 21, 2010.

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