VANCOUVER 2010: First Venue Competition Ready
With a little over three years to go until the XXI Olympic Winter Games open in Vancouver, Canada, the Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games - Vancouver 2010 (VANOC) has announced that the freestyle venue at Cypress Mountain is competition-ready. This first competition-ready site marks a milestone for VANOC as they move towards hosting the next edition of the Olympic Winter Games.
Freestyle And Snowboard
The Cypress Mountain venue, where construction began in May 2006, will host four freestyle skiing events - men’s and women’s aerials and moguls – and six snowboard events: men’s and women’s parallel giant slalom, half pipe and snowboard cross. This upgrade to an already popular area also provides a legacy for sport development in Canada and will create lasting benefits for the local communities for years to come.
Meaningful and Lasting Legacies
Speaking about the newly ready venue, John Furlong, VANOC’s Chief Executive Officer,, said "We started our venue construction as early as possible and are delighted to recognise this milestone, marking the first in a series of completed venues that will offer both meaningful and lasting legacies to our community.”
Vancouver will host the XXI Olympic Winter Games from 12 to 28 February 2010, with the mountain events taking place in Whistler. Vancouver and Whistler will also host the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games from 12 to 21 March 2010.