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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.

OLYMPIC REVIEW5 OLYMPIC REVIEW OR CONTRIBUTORS EXECUTIVE BOARD President Jacques Rogge Vice- PresidentsLambis V. Nikolaou, Chiharu Igaya, Thomas Bach, Zaiqing Yu MembersSer Miang Ng, Mario Pescante, Sam Ramsamy, Gerhard Heiberg, Denis Oswald, René Fasel, Mario Vázquez Raña, Frank Fredericks, Nawal El Moutawakel, Richard L. Carrión OLYMPIC REVIEW Editorial Management Tony Burgener, Kathleen Di Giacomo, Aurélie Eichler Production Agency Touchline Publishing Art Editor John Paul Yetton Production Editor Andy Tongue Features Editor Glyn Wilmshurst Sub Editors Rob Furber, Sylvie Venet- Tupy Translation Dolores Vazquez, Denis Echard, Ros Schwartz ISSN: 0251- 3498 Printed in the UK IMAGES Cover Image Getty Images Inside IOC; Getty Images; AFP; Bongarts, Canadian Press OR CONTACT DETAILS Please send your letters to: Olympic Review, IOC Department of Communications, Château de Vidy, 1007 Lausanne, Switzerland. website: www. olympic. org, email: olympicreview@ olympic. org tel + 41 ( 0) 21 621 6111 fax + 41 ( 0) 21 621 6356 Olympic Review uses PEFC- certified paper stock sourced from sustainable managed forests. Olympic Review is published by the International Olympic Committee. The articles published in Olympic Review do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the International Olympic Committee. No articles may be reproduced without the permission of the IOC Department of Communications. NIKOLAI DOLGOPOLOV Nikolai Dolgopolov is President of the Federation of Sport Journalists of Russia, a member of the Figure Skating Federation of Russia, as well as AIPS Vice President and Deputy Editor- in- Chief of the daily newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta. For Olympic Reviewhe spoke with Olympic Solidarity scholarship holder Anastasiya Gimazetdinova, a figure skater from Uzbekistan currently training in Russia, and discovered how the Solidarity programme was assisting her preparations for the Vancouver Winter Games next year. BONNIE ROBB With a background in broadcast news, Bonnie Robb is a freelance journalist and corporate communications consultant based in Vancouver. As a member of the Vancouver 2010 Bid Corporation that won the right to host the 2010 Games, the Olympic experience has had a great influence on Bonnie's personal and professional life, and she continues to be involved with the 2010 Games with a variety of corporate clients and sports organisations. ADAM SZRETER After covering the 1988 Olympic Games for Westminster Press, Adam Szreter wrote about a variety of sports for The Independent and The Guardiannewspapers in the UK. Since moving to Switzerland eight years ago he has held positions as News Editor of uefa. com, as well as International Media Relations Manager for Omega. For Olympic Review, Adam writes on the foundations of the IOC's Olympic Solidarity programme.