Completion ‘is a major milestone’ in run-up to 2010
Hockey fans might want to circle Feb. 28, 2010 in their calendars because it’s the date the gold-medal ice hockey match will be held during the Vancouver Olympic Games.
The official competition schedule for the 2010 Winter Olympics was unveiled yesterday by Games organizers. It details what sporting events will be held on what days and in what venues during the 17-day sporting competition.
“Completion of the Olympic Games daily schedule is a major milestone on the way to 2010,” said Cathy Priestner Allinger, Vanoc’s executive vice president of sport, paralympics and venue management.
“It’s an extremely complex puzzle that, now solved, drives the entire Olympic experience.”
The schedule, encompassing 86 sporting events, was developed with the various sport federations and broadcasters. It underwent six major revisions and more than 50 drafts.
Vanoc also partnered with Environment Canada to determine when certain events should take place. For example, aerials at Cypress Mountain will be held in the evening when visibility improves and winds calm.
A final schedule with specific event times will be released by the summer.