IOC posthumously awards its highest honor to late Vancouver Organizing Committee Chair
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Mr. Poole, one of the people behind the bid by Vancouver to host the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, passed away on October 23 after losing a fight with pancreatic cancer.
The CEO of the Vancouver organizing committee (VANOC), John Furlong, was quoted as saying "Jack Poole is truly deserving of the tremendous honour of the Olympic Order in recognition of his enormous contribution to the 2010 Games," also stating that further comment will be made when the IOC makes a formal announcement of the award.
This marks the second award that has posthumously been given to Poole, having been awarded the Canadian Olympic Order by the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) earlier in the month, with word that he will also be inducted to the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame.
- Jeff Lee. "IOC bestows highest honour on Late VANOC Chair Jack Poole" — , December 12, 2009
- "Vancouver Olympic chairman Jack Poole dies" — , October 23, 2009
- "2010 Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame Gala and Induction Ceremony Program" — , March 26, 2009