Jeff LEE, Vancouver Sun - July 03, 2007
GUATEMALA CITY - A proposal by the International Skating Union to hold three major competitions in Vancouver in advance of the 2010 Winter Games is in jeopardy because of a dispute between the ISU and the city's games organizing committee and its television rights holder, CTV. [...]
The three events, world championships in figure skating and long-track speed-skating, and a World Cup event in short-track speed-skating, are supposed to be used by the Vancouver organizing committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games as tests to make sure their venues are ready for the Winter Games. [...]
"If I do not find a TV company interested in taking this signal, then you have the prospect in Canada that you will not see these events. I cannot impose on CTV or CBC to take these signals," Cinquanta said.