COC Works To Find Solution to Hockey Canada Logo Challenges

The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) announced today it will submit a modified version of the traditional Hockey Canada jersey, as requested by Hockey Canada, to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for use at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. The jersey is being submitted for approval in light of a more flexible approach to the issue of competition wear guidelines that has been signaled by comments emanating from the IOC this past week in Vancouver.

The COC is continuing to work with Hockey Canada in this ongoing process and will await word from the IOC on approval.

A suggestion that has received some recent attention is the possible use of the iconic 1972 Summit Series Team Canada jersey. From the COC’s perspective, this would present a very interesting option to pursue with Hockey Canada in the event the IOC does not approve the current submission.

Named the greatest team of the 20th Century by the Hockey Hall of Fame, the ’72 Summit Series between Canada and the Soviet Union is an enduring moment in Canadian history. In consideration of the national pride generated from the ’72 series and what these home Games in 2010 will mean to Canada, this is something that Canadians could certainly identify with.

The COC will continue to work with its sport partner Hockey Canada to find a solution that works for both parties and meets with IOC approval.

The COC is a national, private, not-for-profit organization committed to sport excellence. It is responsible for all aspects of Canada’s involvement in the Olympic Movement, including Canada’s participation in the Olympic and Pan American Games and a wide variety of programs that promote the Olympic Movement in Canada through cultural and educational means.