Paralympic Winter Games
12 - 21 March

Final Phase of Preparations for Vancouver 2010 Underway

Final Project Review in Vancouver 16 Dec 2009 By IPC

"The Paralympic Winter Games are only three months away. In our last Project Review with VANOC before the Games, we saw a lot of progress and we want to thank VANOC for its work and dedication."

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) completed its final official Project Review for the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in the host city yesterday, focusing on the review of different functions and projects. For that purpose, the respective Vancouver 2010 Organizing Committee (VANOC) departments presented plans and responded to questions from the IPC.

In a series of meetings, representatives from the IPC, including IPC Governing Board member Rita van Driel and IPC CEO Xavier Gonzalez, received an updated overview about various topics including the cultural programme, medical services, venue operations, communications, look and media operations. Furthermore, marketing of the Games was also elaborated upon, with themes like ticketing sales and sponsorship.

Said Mr. Gonzalez: "The Paralympic Winter Games are only three months away. In our last Project Review with VANOC before the Games, we saw a lot of progress and we want to thank VANOC for its work and dedication. Final plans are getting in place as operational deadlines are starting to arrive. From what I have seen and heard in the last few days, I am confident that it will be fantastic Games in March in 2010."

The Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games will take place from 12-21 March 2010, with approximately 600 athletes from 45 countries expected to compete in five sports: Alpine Skiing, Biathlon, Cross-Country Skiing, Ice Sledge Hockey and Wheelchair Curling.

For more information about the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games and the Organizing Committee, please visit the official website at www.vancouver2010.com.