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July 11, 2009
Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay media registration opens

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VANCOUVER, July 11, 2009 - Online registration for media interested in covering the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay has opened at under the website's media centre section and will close in three weeks time on Friday, July 31.

This registration period is the one and only opportunity for reporters, photographers and videographers to gain access to dedicated media positions along the torch relay route. Whether media are planning to cover the entire Olympic Torch Relay or simply one community, they must register in advance during this registration period.

The 2010 Olympic Torch Relay starts October 30, 2009 in Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia, and will visit over 1,030 communities in Canada from coast to coast to coast before arriving back in the host province of British Columbia for the start of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games on February 12, 2010. The 106-day event is presented by Coca-Cola and RBC and supported by the Government of Canada.

By signing up, media outlets will also have access to media centres set up at some torch relay celebration sites, media briefings and a secure website featuring daily audio and video files, highlights and feature stories. Media not planning to attend the torch relay may also choose to register solely for access to this secure website. Registered photographers and camera operators will also have the opportunity during the relay to request time on the media vehicle that will travel in front of the torchbearer (note the media vehicle will have limited capacity).

Media will be able to access the application form and further information about the registration process at, as well as a detailed registration guidelines document to help media with their planning.

Please note: Media outlets are responsible for covering the cost of their flights, accommodation, meals, and transport while the relay is travelling.

For further information: Media contact: Chris Shauf, VANOC Communications, (604) 403-1556,; Virginie Lamarche, VANOC Communications, (604) 403-1805,
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