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Torino Games

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Torino Games Torino Games represents the 2006 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XX Olympic Winter Games and they were held in Turin, Italy from February 10, 2006, through February 26, 2006.

Torino Games marked the second time Italy hosted the Olympic Winter Games; the country has previously hosted the VII Olympic Winter Games in Cortina d'Ampezzo in 1956. Italy also hosted the Games of the XVII Olympiad in Rome in 1960.

The official Torino Games' logo displayed the name "Torino", the Italian name of the city, but the city is known as "Turin" in both English and the local language, Piedmontese.

The Olympic mascots of Torino Games 2006 were Neve ("snow" in Italian), a female snowball, and Gliz, a male ice cube. The official motto of the XX Olympic Winter Games was "Passion lives here".

Turin, through 2006, was the largest city ever to have hosted a Winter Olympics; the title will fall to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, when that city hosts the XXI Olympic Winter Games.

Torino Games was chosen as the host of the Olympics in 1999, defeating Sion in Switzerland by 53 votes to 36. This was just after the IOC had adopted new election procedures during the 108th Extraordinary IOC Session in light of the corruption scandals surrounding the votes for the 1998 and 2002 Winter Olympics.

Torino Games featured 84 medal events in 15 disciplines grouped over 7 sports. Events that made Olympic debut in Turin included team pursuit speedskating, snowboard cross, mass start biathlon and team sprint cross country skiing.

Torino Games' cross country skiing, some of the events involved different distances from those in the 2002 Games or alternating between classic and freestyle techniques.

Torino Games Disciplines:

Alpine skiing
Biathlon
Bobsleigh
Cross country skiing
Curling
Figure skating
Freestyle skiing
Ice hockey
Luge
Nordic combined
Short track speed skating
Skeleton
Ski jumping
Snowboarding
Speed skating

Torino Games - Places of the Events :

Torino Games opening ceremony was at the Stadio Olimpico, Torino, at 20.00 on February 10, 2006 while the Closing ceremony was held at the same location, always at 20.00 on February 26, 2006.

Torino Games olympic villages were at :

Bardonecchia
Sestriere
Torino

Torino Games Olympic areas were at:

Torino
Bardonecchia
Cesana-San Sicario
Pinerolo
Pragelato
Sauze d'Oulx
Sestriere

The official Torino Games olympic training sites were at:

Chiomonte
Claviere
Prali
Torre Pellice (mountain training site).

sources :
Torino Games Info : wikipedia.org & www.torino2006.it
Torino Games Image : paralympic.org>

Torino Games External Links:

Olympic Games - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Google Images of Torino Games

Torino Games Lists
2006 in Italy
2006 Winter Olympics
Sports festivals in Italy
Sport in Turin
Olympic Games in Italy


Tags: torino, olympics, italy



Category: Sports  - ( Sports Archive)

Date Added: 02 April '06


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