Vancouver 2010 Evaluation

Topic Area 3:
Vancouver 2010 Evaluation

Evaluating the 2010 Olympic men’s ice hockey tournament, helping hockey to benefit long-term from the unprecedented success by sustaining the positives while developing other areas

  • Television, Commercial and PR impact of Vancouver 2010
  • The financial breakdown of Olympic hockey; where does the money come from and where does it go?
  • NHL-players' participation – impact, consequences and costs
  • Rink Comparison; IIHF vs. NHL size – where to go in the future? Is big rink better for skill development while small rink enhances the show?

Managing the game:

  • Does hockey need a common rulebook?
  • Should the IIHF and NHL agree on a common rule emphasis?
  • Opportunities for European referees to work in the NHL and NHL referees work in the World Championships?

René Fasel | IIHF
Vancouver 2010 Evaluation - pdf
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Organization Contact
Session Lead
Tyler Currie NHLPA NHLPA
Gord Miller TSN
John Furlong VANOC Hockey Canada
René Fasel IIHF
Timo Lumme IOC IIHF 
Igor Kuperman Russian Federation IIHF
Brian Cooper Canada Hockey Canada
Daniel Alfredsson Sweden  IIHF