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Information about oct 18 05 media orientation

Published on April 16, 2008

Author: Marcell

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TURIN 2006:  TURIN 2006 Turin Media Information Session October 17, 2005 Toronto Overview:  Overview Canada at the Games Goals for Turin 2006 New initiatives COC Media services COC spokespeople Canada Olympic House Canada at the Games :  Canada at the Games Estimated team size: 200 Athletes – entered in all sports Approx. 200 additional accredited team members - coaches, trainers, technical staff, team leaders, health care staff, etc. Olympic Sport Events:  Olympic Sport Events Alpine skiing Biathlon Bobsleigh Cross-country skiing Curling Figure skating Freestyle skiing Ice Hockey Luge Long track speed skating Nordic combined (ski jump and cross-country ski) Short track speed skating Skeleton Ski jumping Snowboarding Canadian Team List:  Canadian Team List Official team list available January 31, 2006 Deadline to qualify for Games: January 20 Changes permitted until January 30, when entry forms must be submitted to TOROC Only deletions permitted after January 30 Qualification Standards:  Qualification Standards To qualify for Turin, Canadian athletes must meet qualification standards set by both the International Sport Federation and National Sport Federation of their respective sport ISF and NSF standards for each sport posted at: www.olympic.ca under “Olympic Games – Turin” Goals for the Games:  Goals for the Games Top three finish for Canada (approx. 25 medals) – 4th in Salt Lake City (17 medals) COC believes this is a realistic goal – in line with Own the Podium-2010 target Canada finished as third country overall in 2004-05 winter season Canada’s athletes improved their ranking in total World Championship medals from fifth in 2001 to third in 2005 New Games Initiatives:  New Games Initiatives Focus on Olympic team preparation Olympic Excellence Series – pre- and post- Games Staff training seminar – included head coaches, sport psychologists and sport nutritionist for first time Taking 10 sport psychologists to Turin Selection of Games staff (i.e. technicians, health care) who work with team year round Closer partnership between COC and NSFs New Games Initiatives :  New Games Initiatives Performance-focused Services Performance Centre – video analysis, isolation beds, meeting rooms, medical services outside of village Athlete Liaison Officers – Marnie McBean, Lloyd Eisler, Kirstin Normand, François Drolet Family Program – run from Canada Olympic House COC Media Services at the Games:  COC Media Services at the Games COC Media Services office at MPC – shared with Vancouver 2010 Opening February 3 Office hours 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. Will communicate with Canadian media via email, in person, phone and “Canada” section of Info 2006 terminal Team handbooks available in early February Access to media tickets for opening/closing ceremony, hockey, etc. COC Media Services at the Games:  COC Media Services at the Games Communications Office in Turin Olympic Village access to village/tours via village media attaché (24 hours’ notice) posted office hours Access to Sestriere and Bardonecchia villages via mountain-based media attachés Media attachés will be in mixed zone at all events in which Canadians are competing – available by cell phone 24/7 Will provide office numbers and cell phone numbers for all attachés when available (late January) COC Media Services at the Games:  COC Media Services at the Games COC Press Conferences Sport-specific, introduction to teams Day before opening ceremony, flag bearer Mid-way through Games End of Games – day of closing ceremony, closing flag bearer Canada Olympic House:  Canada Olympic House Canada Olympic House (COH) located near the medals plaza in Turin; will be the central administrative operation for the COC, with some corporate hospitality focused on the Olympic family, athletes, coaches, families of team members, staff and media. Limited access to members of the public. Key COC Games spokespeople:  Key COC Games spokespeople Michael Chambers, President Walter Sieber, Vice President Chris Rudge, CEO Mark Lowry, Executive Director, Sport Caroline Assalian, Director, High Performance and Major Games Alex Gardiner, Director, International Performance Shane Pearsall, Chef de Mission Sylvie Bernier, Assistant Chef de Mission Dr. Bob McCormack, Chief Medical Officer COC Media Services Team:  COC Media Services Team Media Services Team: Jackie DeSouza: Press Chief Nathalie Cook: Assistant Press Chief and Media Attaché for Curling Stéphane Delisle: Media Attaché for Long-Track Speed Skating Chris Dornan: Media Attaché for Cross-Country Ski, Bobsleigh, Skeleton and Luge Annie Dubé: Media Attaché for Short-Track Speed Skating Brenda Gorman: Media Attaché for Figure Skating COC Media Services Team:  COC Media Services Team Continued… Sean Kelso: Media Attaché for Women’s Hockey Mathieu Litalien: Media Attaché for Men’s Hockey (Brad Pascall will be main contact) Marie-Hélène Thibeault: Media Attaché for Alpine Ski Noémi Soucy-Girard: Media Attaché for Snowboard and Biathlon Michèle Deslandes: Media Attaché for Freestyle Ski, Ski Jump and Nordic Combined COC Media Services Team:  COC Media Services Team Continued… Heather Armstrong: Media Attaché based at Canada Olympic House Eric Michalko: Communications Officer – media contact for COC executives, based out of Canada Olympic House Kenza Bouhaddi: MPC Office Manager COC Media Services Team:  COC Media Services Team Media contacts in Canada during the Games: Toronto – Stacie Smith, 416-324-4145, ssmith@olympic.ca Montreal – Paula Bernardino, 514-861-3374, Ext. 226, pbernardino@olympic.ca COC Website:  COC Website Will be relaunching our website soon with more Canadian team information: www.olympic.ca Turin-specific online “media centre” Canadian results posted immediately Post-competition quotes from Canadian athletes Online handbook – most up-to-date version, HTML, searchable database, downloadable iPod version Rule 51:  Rule 51 IOC policy banning athletes and all accredited team members from “acting as journalists” at the Games Accredited team members can provide media articles (print, broadcast or Internet) prior to or after but not during the Games Photos or footage taken by team members during the Games cannot be used in any broadcast/website capacity Upcoming Announcements:  Upcoming Announcements Canadian Olympic School Program launch, Oct. 18, St. Matthew Catholic School – Deidra Dionne Luge team press conference, Oct. 24, Olympic Spirit Toronto Own the Podium announcement, Oct. 24, Vancouver 2006 Canadian Olympic Team Clothing Launch, Nov. 8, evening event, Toronto Final site visit to Turin – Nov.17-26 Team/Flag Bearer announcement, January 2006

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