Saturday, June 7, 2008

Shh! Torch and motto OK, but still secret

The International Olympic Committee executive board approved the motto and torch design for the 2010 Games on June 5 in Athens.
"We are not at a stage where we can share them publicly," said VANOC CEO John Furlong in a prepared statement.
Hints are already out there. Such as the Celebrate the Possible slogan VANOC has employed for two years. Or the Richmond Oval art plan document, which called the traditional Musqueam First Nation canoe paddle "a strong candidate for the basic form of the 2010 Olympic torch."
Meanwhile, VANOC did finally reveal that Garrett Metal Detectors would supply 550 walk-through and 1,100 wand units for the Games' airport-style security checkpoints at venues. 
Garrett vice-president Henry Tellez told me in April that the equipment is worth $4 million.

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