Vancouver 2010: Olympics - John Furlong CTV Interview: Quotes
John Furlong, CEO of VANOC, in a wide ranging interview with Brian Williams on CTV defended the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Media, particularly, foreign media have been critical of the Olympic Games in Vancouver.
Here are some quotes from the John Furlong interview as he responds to questions from Brian Williams in on variety of subjects inlcuding; Snowboarding at Cypress Mountain, Ice Conditions at the Richmond Olympic Speed Skating Oval, The Situation With The Luge Event, the Fence Surrounding the Olympic Flame.
John Furlong on Snowboarding At Cypress
He defended the choice of Cyrpess Mountain as a venue for Snowboarding
"We had weather unprecedented in 150 years... We do have additional snow, we may bring in a little more. Last thing we wanted was to give people back their tickets."
John Furlong on Poor Ice Conditions at Richmond Olympic Oval
The problem at the Olympic Oval is not the ice but the machines that clean the ice "The machines were a problem."
John Furlong On the Luge Event
Furlong was attended the memorial for the Gerogian Luger and was Pal Bearer. He said the issue with Luge run is not really VANOC's purvey but the responsibility of the Luge Federation
"The Luge Federation is doing their best...our team is looking after them...at the same time we don't run the sport."
John Furlong on the Fence Around the Olympic Flame
"What we are trying to do is make it safe and secure... What we are going to try to do is put remedies in place so people can take photographs. We heard what people said and we are going to fix it."