"It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Jack Poole this morning. Jack’s passion for the Olympic Movement helped shape the dream to bring the Games back to Canada, and his commitment and leadership made it come true. He has left behind a shining legacy and a lasting impact for Canada and for the world. We extend our sympathy to his family and to all of those at the Vancouver Organizing Committee. We share in their grief and take solace that the Olympic Flame was lit in Greece prior to his passing, bringing his dream to life."
 
– USOC Chairman Larry Probst