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4OLYMPIC REVIEW OLYMPIC REVIEW CONTENTS OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE OLYMPIC MOVEMENT JANUARY- FEBRUARY- MARCH 2009 07FOREWORD By IOC President Jacques Rogge. 08SNAPSHOT A selection of stunning images from various Vancouver 2010 sports events this past quarter. 13NEWS A review of the latest news and events from around the Olympic Movement. 28GREAT OLYMPIC IMAGES A great image from the Olympic Games. Continues on page 78. 30FEELING THE BUZZ Jeff Lee of the Vancouver Sunreports from the Host City with less than a year to go until the start of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. 38WORD ON THE STREET Olympic Reviewgets out and about on the streets of Vancouver to discover what the residents are looking forward to as the countdown to the Games quickens. 42WORLD CLASS Vancouver is on track to deliver fabulous Games next year, says IOC Coordination Commission Chairman René Fasel. 44IRON LADY Hayley Wickenheiserwill be leading the Canadian women's hockey team in search of a third consecutive gold in Vancouver. Kate Zimmerman meets a remarkable athlete. 48HELPING HAND Adam Szreter looks at the foundation of the Olympic Solidarity programme and highlights some of its high profile successes at the recent Beijing Games. 54SOLIDARITY INTERVIEWS Exclusive interviews with four athletes from around the world training for the Vancouver Games with the aid of Olympic Solidarity scholarships. 62OLYMPIC RESEARCH CORNER Professor Dr. Helmut Digelinvestigates the behaviour and the characteristics of spectators at the Olympic Games and contrasts his findings with other sporting events. 66VANCOUVER SPORTS PROFILES Curlingand Lugeare the first two sports under our spotlight. 74MY GAMES Finnish ice hockey captain and IOC Athletes' Commission member Saku Koivu. 77 PAST EXCERPT An extract from Olympic Review in 1976, which looks back on the successful hosting of that year's Olympic Winter Games in Innsbruck. 79OBITUARIES Olympians and figures from the Olympic Movement, who have sadly passed away. 80BOOKREVIEWS Our bookworms run the rule over the latest Olympic- related publications.