Is it true the V2010 ISU has a list of approximately 42,000 people opposed to the Winter Games?
The V2010 ISU does NOT have a list of 42,000 people opposed to the Winter Games. This figure was misconstrued during the July 7, 2009, Vancouver City Council meeting where Assistant Commissioner, Bud Mercer, Chief Operating Officer for the V2010 ISU, was briefing council on the status of Winter Games security. Assistant Commissioner Mercer advised council the V2010 ISU was currently working on 42,000 accreditations and would complete 140,000 by the time the Winter Games begin. Anyone with enhanced access to secure zones within venues and facilities needs to be accredited. This includes athletes, media, coaches, etc. The V2010 ISU will ensure personal privacy is protected at all times and the information obtained by the accreditation process will only be viewed by the police personnel processing the requests.