Vision . Values . Leadership

John Furlong created the vision and led the team that bid for, organized and staged the highly successful Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. He is one of the longest serving leaders in Olympic history.

He was there at the beginning of the bid phase and went on to become CEO of VANOC, leading the organisation through many trials and tribulations, all the way through to the closing ceremonies. He was relentless in his pursuit to deliver a Games that would touch the hearts and minds of every Canadian.
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John Furlong, has been described as a Sports Hero, Nation Builder and the Ultimate Crisis Manager. Known for his masterful storytelling and innovative leadership style, he continues to inspire, regaling audiences with the many remarkable and fascinating untold stories behind the Games.

Many said it was a vision too far, urging him to set the goals at a more attainable level.
Furlong refused and through an exhaustive ten year journey went on to deliver, what have now been recognised by the IOC as, the most successful Winter Games ever.

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Today I have instructed my legal counsel to ask The Supreme Court of British Columbia for a trial date in the civil claim brought against me by Beverly Abraham.
Vancouver — This morning, the BC Supreme Court ruled in favour of John Furlong, dismissing  a request by Laura Robinson to have John Furlong set aside $100,000 to cover Laura Robinson's legal costs. The court dismissed Laura Robinson's application and awarded costs to Mr. Furlong against Laura Robinson in the cause. 
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