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Vancouver Winter Games 2010 - 17. December 2007.

A gold-medal opportunity: Vancouver 2010 announces the search for the designer of the Olympic and Paralympic medals

Vancouver , BC—For the extraordinary athletes who will compete at the 2010 Winter Games, winning an Olympic or Paralympic medal will be one of the ultimate achievements of their athletic careers. To create the design of the medals which symbolize that achievement, the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) today announced it is seeking proposals from artists – both from Canada and around the world – interested in designing the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic medals. The official Request for Proposals (RFP) is available at www.vancouver2010.com.



“For an athlete, competing at the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games marks the pinnacle of a life’s work. The weight of an Olympic and Paralympic medal around their neck symbolizes the dreams not only of the athlete, but also their families and their communities and their achievement inspires so many. Standing on the podium to accept an Olympic or Paralympic medal is truly a moment without measure,” said Cathy Priestner Allinger, VANOC’s executive vice president of Sport, Paralympic Games and Venue Management, herself a Canadian silver medallist in speed skating at the Innsbruck 1976 Olympic Winter Games.

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