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Encyclopedia > 2006 Winter Olympics
XX Olympic Winter Games

The emblem shows a stylized profile of the Mole Antonelliana,
drawn in ice crystals in white and blue, signifying
the snow and the sky. The crystal web also portrays the web
of new technologies and the Olympic spirit of community.
Image File history File links Torino_2006. ... The Mole on the 2 cent Italian euro coin The Mole Antonelliana is a major landmark of the Italian city Turin. ...

Host city Turin, Italy
Nations participating 80[1]
Athletes participating 2,508 (1,548 men; 960 women)[1]
Events 84 in 7 sports
Opening ceremony February 10
Closing ceremony February 26
Officially opened by Carlo Azeglio Ciampi[2]
Athlete's Oath Giorgio Rocca[3]
Judge's Oath Fabio Bianchetti[3]
Olympic Torch Stefania Belmondo[2]
Stadium Stadio Olimpico

The 2006 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XX Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in Turin, Italy from February 10, 2006, through February 26, 2006. This marked the second time Italy hosted the Olympic Winter Games, the first being the VII Olympic Winter Games in Cortina d'Ampezzo in 1956. Italy also hosted the Games of the XVII Olympiad in Rome in 1960. Turin was selected as the host city for the 2006 games in 1999. For other uses, see Turin (disambiguation). ... is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Carlo Azeglio Ciampi (born 9 December 1920 in Livorno) is an Italian politician and banker who has been both Prime Minister of Italy and President of the Italian Republic. ... The Olympic Oath is taken by an athlete and a judge at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games. ... Giorgio Rocca (August 6, 1975, Chur, Switzerland) is an Italian Alpine skier, a specialist of Slalom skiing. ... The Olympic Oath is taken by an athlete and a judge at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games. ... Fabio Bianchetti is a member of the International Skating Union Technical Committee. ... The Olympic Flame at the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics The Olympic Flame, Olympic Fire, Olympic Torch, Olympic Light, Olympic Eye, and Olympic Sun is a symbol of the Olympic Games. ... Stefania Belmondo (born January 13, 1969 in Vinadio, Cuneo) is a former Italian cross-country skier. ... Montreals Olympic Stadium The Olympic Stadium is the name usually given to the big centrepiece stadium of the Summer Olympic Games. ... For the stadium in Rome, see Stadio Olimpico. ... A runner carries the Olympic torch The Winter Olympic Games, Winter Olympics for short but more correctly The Olympic Winter Games, are the cold-weather counterpart to the Summer Olympic Games. ... For other uses, see Turin (disambiguation). ... is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The VII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1956 in Cortina dAmpezzo, Italy. ... Cortina dAmpezzo is a town and municipality in the province of Belluno, Veneto, northern Italy. ... The 1960 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVII Olympiad, were held in 1960 in Rome, Italy. ... For other uses, see Rome (disambiguation). ...


The official logo displayed the name "Torino", the Italian name of the city, but the city is known as "Turin" in both English and the local traditional dialect, Piedmontese, although having slightly different pronunciations.[4] The Olympic mascots of Torino 2006 were Neve ("snow" in Italian), a female snowball, and Gliz, a male ice cube.[5] The official motto of the XX Olympic Winter Games was "Passion lives here".[6] The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Piedmontese (also known as Piemontèis, and Piemontese in Italian) is a language spoken by over 2 million people in Piedmont, northwest Italy. ... The Olympic symbols are various logos, icons, flags and symbols used by the International Olympic Committee for various aspects related to the promotion of the Olympic Movement around the world. ... For other uses, see Female (disambiguation). ... A sampling of snowballs. ... This article is about the Male sex. ... OShea Jackson (born June 15, 1969), better known by his stage name, Ice Cube, is an American rapper, actor and film director. ...


Turin, with a metropolitan area of 1.7 million,[7] is the largest city to have ever hosted a Winter Olympics;[8] the title will fall to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, (2.1 million) when that city hosts the XXI Olympic Winter Games.[9] The 2002 Salt Lake City games also claims this title because at the time of the Olympics its metropolitan population was 1,516,227[10] and some events were held in the Provo metropolitan area of 400,209,[11] which the state of Utah calls a single metropolitan area of 1.9 million[12] and the U.S. government describes as two metropolitan areas in a single urban area. For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... Motto: Splendor sine occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Steven Point Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 36 Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th Total 944... Wikinews has related news: Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games The 2010 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXI Olympic Winter Games, are the next winter Olympics and will take place in 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ...

Contents

Sports

The Games featured 84 medal events in 15 disciplines grouped over 7 sports.[1] Events that made Olympic debut in Turin included mass start biathlon, team sprint cross country skiing, snowboard cross and team pursuit speedskating.[13] The classical men's 50 km and women's 30 km distances, which were held at the previous Winter Games in 2002, were not held in these Games, as these events were alternated with freestyle events of the same distances;[14] In fact, most of the cross country skiing events at these Games involved different distances from those in Salt Lake City. This is a list of events and medalists at the 2006 Winter Olympics. ... The 2002 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIX Olympic Winter Games, and with the theme slogan Light The Fire Within, were celebrated in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. ...


The following are the disciplines that were contested at the games. The numbers in parentheses after each sport discipline indicate the number of events contested.

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Results

Medal table

Gold medal and flower bouquet.
Gold medal and flower bouquet.
 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Germany Germany 11 12 6 29
2 United States United States 9 9 7 25
3 Austria Austria 9 7 7 23
4 Russia Russia 8 6 8 22
5 Canada Canada 7 10 7 24
6 Sweden Sweden 7 2 5 14
7 South Korea South Korea 6 3 2 11
8 Switzerland Switzerland 5 4 5 14
9 Italy Italy (host nation) 5 0 6 11
10 France France 3 2 4 9
Netherlands Netherlands 3 2 4 9
The 2006 Olympics logo on display in Turin

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Athletes with the most gold medals

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Athletes with the most medals

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Nations with medals in most disciplines

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Medal sweep events

For team sports, the following countries won a medal in both men's and women's events: Image File history File links Flag_of_Austria. ... Alpine skiing at the 2006 Winter Olympics will include ten alpine skiing events. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Luge at the 2006 Winter Olympics Runs 1 and 2 of the womens singles event will be February 13, and runs 3 and 4 will be February 14. ...

The only occasions where both golds were won by the same country were South Korea South Korea in the short track speed skating relays and Sweden Sweden in Cross country skiing team sprint. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Curling at the 2006 Winter Olympics was held in the town of Pinerolo, Italy from February 13 to February 24. ... Short track speed skating at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games included four mens disciplines and four womens disciplines. ... For the short track speed skating events, see Short track speed skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics Speed skating at Turin At the 2006 Winter Olympics, twelve speed skating events are to be contested. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Turin 2006 Jeremy Teela kneeling Biathlon at the 2006 Winter Olympics included ten biathlon events. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Turin 2006 Jeremy Teela kneeling Biathlon at the 2006 Winter Olympics included ten biathlon events. ... The Cross-country skiing events at the 2006 Winter Olympics feature 12 medal winning events which run from 11 to 26 February 2006 at Pragelato Plan in Turin. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... The Cross-country skiing events at the 2006 Winter Olympics feature 12 medal winning events which run from 11 to 26 February 2006 at Pragelato Plan in Turin. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... Short track speed skating at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games included four mens disciplines and four womens disciplines. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Turin 2006 Jeremy Teela kneeling Biathlon at the 2006 Winter Olympics included ten biathlon events. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... The Cross-country skiing events at the 2006 Winter Olympics feature 12 medal winning events which run from 11 to 26 February 2006 at Pragelato Plan in Turin. ... Ice hockey at the 2006 Winter Olympics was held at the Torino Palasport Olimpico and the Torino Esposizioni in Turin, Italy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... Short track speed skating at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games included four mens disciplines and four womens disciplines. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... The Cross-country skiing events at the 2006 Winter Olympics feature 12 medal winning events which run from 11 to 26 February 2006 at Pragelato Plan in Turin. ...


Calendar

   ●    Opening ceremony    ●    Event competitions    ●    Event finals    ●    Exhibition gala    ●    Closing ceremony
February 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st 22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th
Ceremonies    ●       ●   
Biathlon    ●       ●       ●       ●     ●  ●     ●       ●     ●  ● 
Bobsleigh    ●       ●       ●       ●       ●       ●   
Curling ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●  ●  ●   ●  ●   ●  ● 
Ice hockey  ●  ●   ●  ●   ●  ●   ●  ●   ●  ●   ●  ●     ●     ●  ●   ●  ●   ●  ●   ●  ●     ●       ●       ●       ●   
Figure skating    ●       ●       ●       ●       ●       ●       ●       ●       ●       ●   
Cross-country skiing  ●  ●   ●  ●     ●       ●       ●       ●     ●  ●     ●       ●   
Nordic combined    ●       ●       ●       ●   
Luge    ●       ●       ●       ●       ●   
Speed skating    ●       ●       ●       ●     ●  ●   ●  ●     ●       ●       ●       ●       ●       ●   
Short track    ●       ●     ●  ●     ●    ● ● ●
Alpine skiing    ●       ●       ●       ●       ●       ●       ●       ●       ●   
Freestyle skiing    ●       ●       ●       ●       ●       ●   
Ski jumping    ●       ●       ●       ●       ●   
Skeleton    ●       ●   
Snowboarding    ●       ●       ●       ●       ●       ●   
February 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st 22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th

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Highlights

Jeremy Teela in the biathlon
Jeremy Teela in the biathlon

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Opening Ceremony

Stefania Belmondo, a 10-time Olympic medalist in cross-country skiing, lit the Olympic Flame during the opening ceremony on 10 February. Before that, the ceremony celebrated the best of Italy and Sport including a segment honoring the Alps. Stefania Belmondo (born January 13, 1969 in Vinadio, Cuneo) is a former Italian cross-country skier. ... Cross-Country trails are often less crowded than Alpine ski slopes. ... The Olympic Flame at the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics The Olympic Flame, Olympic Fire, Olympic Torch, Olympic Light, Olympic Eye, and Olympic Sun is a symbol of the Olympic Games. ... The Opening Ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics (Torino 2006) was held on February 10, 2006 beginning at 20:00 CET (19:00 UTC) at the Stadio Olimpico in Turin, Italy. ... is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Alp redirects here. ...


Day 1

The first gold medal of the 2006 Games was awarded in the 20 kilometre biathlon, won by German Michael Greis on the first day of competition. Ice hockey began with the women's competition; Sweden defeated Russia 3-1 in the first match while Canada's team opened with the most lopsided win in Olympic history by beating the host Italians 16-0. Turin 2006 Jeremy Teela kneeling Biathlon at the 2006 Winter Olympics included ten biathlon events. ... Michael Greis (b. ...


Day 2

On 12 February, Latvia won its first winter Olympic medal when Mārtiņš Rubenis took the bronze in the men's luge. Armin Zöggeler's win in that event gave Italy its first gold medal of the Games. Both the Canadian and American women's ice hockey teams posted their second straight shutout wins. is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Mārtiņš Rubenis (born September 26, 1978 in Riga, Latvia) is a Latvian luger and a bronze medalist at the mens singles luge event of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. ... Armin Zöggeler (4 January 1974, Merano) is an Italian luger and double Olympic champion. ...


Day 3

Chinese figure skating pair Zhang Dan and Zhang Hao, trailing a dominant Russian pair, attempted a throw quadruple salchow jump—an element which had never been successfully completed in competition. Zhang Dan fell, injuring her knee, but the pair finished their program to a standing ovation and took the silver medal. Russia finished the third day of competition with two gold medals, as did the United States. Zhang Dan (Chinese: 张丹, Pinyin: Zhāng Dān, born October 4, 1985 in Harbin, China) is a Chinese figure skater. ... Zhang and Zhang at the 2004 World Championships in Dortmund. ... The salchow is a figure skating jump with a takeoff from a back inside edge and landing on the back outside edge of the opposite foot after one or more rotations in the air. ...


Day 4

The fourth day saw the two North American women's hockey teams finish out pool play with their third win each. Evgeni Plushenko of Russia set a world record score in the men's figure skating short program; his 90.66 points was more 10 points better than the nearest opponent's score. The men's combined alpine skiing was riddled with disqualifications, including front-runners Bode Miller and Benjamin Raich. American Ted Ligety won the event in what was considered an upset. Evgeni Viktorovich Plushenko, or Yevgeny Viktorovich Plyushchenko (Russian: ) (born November 3, 1982 in Solnechny, Khabarovsk Krai, Soviet Union (Russia) is a Russian figure skater, the seven-time National Champion, five-time European Champion, three-time World Champion, 2006 Winter Olympics gold medalist, and four-time Grand Prix Final gold medalist. ... Alpine skiing at the 2006 Winter Olympics will include ten alpine skiing events. ... Samuel Bode Miller (born October 12, 1977), best known as Bode Miller (pronounced Bo-dee, in IPA ), is an American alpine skier. ... Benjamin Raich (February 28, 1978) is an Austrian skier. ... Ted Ligety (born August 31, 1984 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA) is an American alpine skier. ...


Day 5

Canada had another strong day on 15 February, setting new Olympic records in both men's and women's pursuit team speed skating events as well as opening the men's ice hockey competition with a win against Italy. Italy finished the day with the men's pursuit team Olympic record, however, after the Netherlands bettered Canada's time only to have Italy improve upon theirs. China won its first gold of 2006 with Wang Meng's victory in the women's individual 500 metre short track speed skating. A pair of Austrian brothers won the men's doubles luge while Michaela Dorfmeister gave the nation another championship in the women's downhill. is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Wang Meng (born April 10, 1985) is a Chinese short track speed skater. ... Michaela Dorfmeister (born 25 March 1973 in Neusiedl, Vienna, Austria) is a successful female skier from Austria. ...


Day 6

Kristina Šmigun won her second gold medal of the Games with a victory in the women's 10 kilometre classical cross-country skiing on 16 February, remaining the only Estonian to medal. In men's curling action, Great Britain edged Germany 7-6, Switzerland kept New Zealand winless by winning 9-7, Canada beat Norway 7-6, and the United States defeated Sweden, 10-6. Kristina Å migun (born February 23, 1977 in Tartu) is an Estonian cross-country skier. ... The cross-country skiing events at the 2006 Winter Olympics featured 12 medal winning events, from February 11, 2006 to 26 February 2006 at Pragelato in Turin. ... is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Curling at the 2006 Winter Olympics was held in the town of Pinerolo, Italy from February 13 to February 24. ...


Day 7

On February 17, Tanja Frieden of Switzerland took the gold in women's snowboard cross after Lindsey Jacobellis of the United States fell on the second-to-last jump while performing an unnecessary method grab to give up the largest lead of the entire tournament. Jacobellis settled for silver, while Canada's Dominique Maltais took bronze after recovering from a crash. Duff Gibson of Canada took gold in the skeleton just ahead of fellow Canadian Jeff Pain, becoming the oldest individual gold medalist in Winter Olympics history. In the women's ice hockey semifinals, the United States lost a shootout to Sweden, marking the first time in international competition that the United States had lost to anyone other than Canada (Canada's win maintained its record of never having lost to anyone other than the United States). is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Tanja Frieden (born 6 February 1976) is a Swiss snowboarder, Olympic gold medallist in at the 2006 Winter Olympics. ... Lindsey Jacobellis (born August 19, 1985 in Danbury, Connecticut) is an American Snowboarder from Stratton, Vermont. ... Dominique Maltais (born on November 9, 1980 in Charlevoix, Quebec) is a Canadian snowboarder. ... Duff Gibson Duff Gibson (born on August 11, 1966 in Vaughan, Ontario) is a Canadian male skeleton racer, who took part in the 2005/2006 Skeleton World Cup to qualify for the 2006 Winter Olympics. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Jeff Pain (born on December 14, 1970 in Anchorage, Alaska) is a Canadian male skeleton racer, who takes part in the 2005/2006 Skeleton World Cup. ...


Day 8

Kjetil André Aamodt won gold for Norway in the men's Super G on 18 February, beating Hermann Maier of Austria. Germans Kati Wilhelm and Martina Glagow finished first and second in the 10 kilometre biathlon pursuit. The host Italians defeated Canada in men's curling, while Switzerland did the same in men's ice hockey to put the Canadians on the wrong end of two major upsets in the same day. The United States men's ice hockey team suffered its first loss of the tournament as Slovakia and Russia continue their dominance of the pool. Kjetil André Aamodt (born September 2, 1971 in Oslo, Norway) is one of the most decorated Alpine skiers in history. ... is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Hermann Maier (born December 7, 1972, Altenmarkt) is an Austrian skier who has won four overall World Cup titles (1998, 2000, 2001, 2004), two Olympic gold medals (both in 1998) and three World Championship titles (1999: 2, 2005: 1). ... Kati Wilhelm (Born August 2, 1976) is a professional biathlete born in Schmalkalden in the Federal State of Thuringia, Germany. ... Martina Glagow is a german biathlete born on September 21, 1979 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. ...


Day 9

Lascelles Brown became the first Jamaican-born competitor to win a medal at the Winter Olympics on 19 February, competing on the Canadian 2-man bobsleigh team which finished second in an extremely tight competition. The German pair was only .21 seconds ahead of the Canadians, themselves only .14 ahead of the Swiss team. Finland continued to be unbeaten in men's ice hockey, handing Canada its second loss. Lascelles Brown is a bobsleigh athlete. ... [[Media:Italic text]]{| style=float:right; |- | |- | |} is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Day 10

The final day of curling pool play was 20 February; Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and Canada advanced to the women's semifinals while Finland, Canada, the United States, and Great Britain qualified in the men's competition. Austria took their first team gold medal in ski jumping, while Canada took their second in women's ice hockey to take a 2-1 lead over the United States in all-time Olympic championships. is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Day 11

Slovakia and Finland both won their final men's ice hockey games on 21 February to win their respective pools with 5-0-0 records. Enrico Fabris gave the host nation another gold medal in speed skating by winning the men's 1500 metres. is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Enrico Fabris (born 5 October 1981, Asiago, Italy) is an Italian long track speed skater who has won three World Cup races and became the first European Champion from Italy when he won the 2006 European Championships one month before the Winter Olympics in Turin. ...


Day 12

On 22 February, the twelfth day of competition, Anja Pärson won her first gold medal in the women's slalom; it was her fifth overall Olympic medal and third of the 2006 Games. Chandra Crawford took a quicker route to the top of the podium, winning the 1.1 kilometre cross-country sprint gold in her Olympic debut. In the men's ice hockey quarterfinals, the previously undefeated Slovakians lost to the Czech Republic while Russia, Finland, and Sweden eliminated Canada, the United States, and Switzerland, respectively. Philipp Schoch successfully defended his snowboarding giant slalom gold against his brother Simon. is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Anja Sofia Tess Pärson (born April 25, 1981 in UmeÃ¥, Sweden) is a Swedish alpine skier winner of seven world championships and two overall Alpine Skiing World Cups. ... Chandra Crawford (born November 19, 1983 in Canmore, Alberta, Canada) is a Canadian cross-country skier who has competed since 2001. ... Philipp Schoch (born 10 October 1979) is a Swiss snowboarder. ... Simon Schoch (born 7 October 1978) is a Swiss snowboarder. ...


Day 13

Sweden took the women's championship in the curling finals held on 23 February. Shizuka Arakawa gave Japan its first gold medal of the Games and first figure skating gold medal, winning the ladies' figure skating competition in part by being able to finish without falling, as Sasha Cohen and Irina Slutskaya both tumbled. Russia wrested the gold medal in women's team biathlon from two-time defending champions Germany. is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Shizuka Arakawa , born December 29, 1981) is a Japanese figure skater. ... This article is about the figure skater. ... Irina Eduardovna Slutskaya (Russian: ) (born February 9, 1979) is a Russian figure skater. ...


Day 14

February 24 was the day of the men's curling finals, in which Canada won its first gold medal and the United States won its first medal in the sport as Canada defeated Finland and the United States beat Great Britain for the second time. The figure skating gala was also held, with top placers in all of the events performing exhibitions. Sweden and Finland won their men's ice hockey semifinal games, defeating the Czech Republic and Russia. is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Day 15

The Austrians swept the men's alpine slalom medals on 25 February, led by Benjamin Raich. Germany took gold medals in the men's 15 kilometre biathlon and the men's individual bobsleigh. Apolo Anton Ohno won his second short track speed skating gold medal, with only somewhat less controversy than his first 4 years earlier. is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Benjamin Raich (February 28, 1978) is an Austrian skier. ... Apolo Anton Ohno (born on May 22, 1982) is an American short track speed skating competitor and a two-time gold medalist in the Winter Olympics. ...


Day 16

The final day of competition and the closing ceremony, were held on 26 February. The Swedish men's ice hockey team handed Finland their first loss in the final to take the gold medal. In the closing ceremony, Manuela Di Centa, a seven-time Olympic medalist from Italy and then-member of the International Olympic Committee, was scheduled to present the medals for the men's 50 kilometre cross-country skiing event. This resulted in her presenting the gold medal to her own brother when Giorgio Di Centa won the event to take his second gold medal. The Closing Ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics took place on February 26, 2006 beginning at 20:00 CET (19:00 UTC) at the Stadio Olimpico in Turin, Italy. ... is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Manuela Di Centa (born January 31, 1963) is an Italian cross-country skier and former Olympic athlete. ... Stamp The International Olympic Committee (French: Comité International Olympique) is an organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrios Vikelas on June 23, 1894. ... Giorgio Di Centa (October 7, 1972, Tolmezzo, province of Udine) is an Italian cross country skier who won two gold medals at the 2006 Winter Olympics, including the individual 50 km freestyle race. ...


Venues

Landsat 7 image of the Italian Alps with some of the venues marked.
Landsat 7 image of the Italian Alps with some of the venues marked.

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Olympic areas

Olympic events were mainly held in Turin, but other events (namely skiing, snowboarding, and the track sports) were held in mountainous outlying villages for obvious reasons.


Turin

Many venues are located in the Olympic District in central Turin, including:

Oval Lingotto Torino Oval Lingotto is an indoor arena in Turin, Italy. ... Torino Esposizioni is an arena in Turin, Italy. ... Torino Palasport Olimpico is an arena in Turin, Italy. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Stadio Grande Torino. ... The Opening Ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics (Torino 2006) was held on February 10, 2006 beginning at 20:00 CET (19:00 UTC) at the Stadio Olimpico in Turin, Italy. ... Torino Palavela is an arena in Turin, Italy, on the bank of the River Po. ...

Other locations

Location of Turin (Torino in Italian) and some other venues
Location of Turin (Torino in Italian) and some other venues

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Olympic villages

Bardonecchia (French Bardonèche or Bardonnèche; Occitan Bardonecha) is a town in Italy located in the Province of Turin in the Piedmont. ... Sestriere (French: Sestrières) is an alpine village in Italy, a [[comune of the Province of Turin, at 44°57′N 6°53′E, at 2035 m above sea-level, with 838 inhabitants (2003). ... For other uses, see Turin (disambiguation). ...

Official Olympic training sites

  • Chiomonte
  • Claviere
  • Prali
  • Alpe Lusentino - Domodossola (VB) (Alpine Skiing)
  • Riale - Formazza (VB) (Nordic Skiing)

Country Italy Region Piedmont Province Province of Turin (TO) Mayor  ? Elevation 750 m Area 26. ... The Via Lattea (Milky Way) is a winter sports area in the Italian and French Alps. ... Country Italy Region Piedmont Province Province of Turin (TO) Mayor Elevation 1,454 m Area 72. ...

Olympic mountain training site

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Participating NOCs

A record of 80 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) entered athletes at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games. This was an increase of three from the 77 represented at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. The number in parentheses indicates the number of participants that NOC contributed. National Olympic Committees (or NOCs) are the national constituents of the worldwide olympic movement. ... (Redirected from 2002 Olympic Winter Games) The XIX Olympic Winter Games were held in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. ...

Participating NOCs. Green: fewer than 10 athletes; blue: 10-49; orange: 50-99; red: 100 or more.
Participating NOCs. Green: fewer than 10 athletes; blue: 10-49; orange: 50-99; red: 100 or more.

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Host selection process

Turin was chosen as the host of the Olympics in 1999, defeating Sion in Switzerland by 53 votes to 36.[15] 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.[16] Since IOC members were forbidden to visit the candidate cities (in the interests of reducing bribery), the 109th IOC Session elected a special body, the Selection College, to choose finalist cities from the pool of candidate cities after each had made their final presentations to the full IOC Session; the full IOC Session then voted on the cities chosen as finalist cities by the Selection College. Although six cities launched candidacies and made presentations to the full IOC Session in Seoul in June 1999, the Selection College chose only two cities to go forward to be voted upon by the full IOC Session: Sion and Turin.[15] The candidacies of Helsinki, Finland; Poprad-Tatry, Slovakia; Zakopane, Poland; and Klagenfurt, Austria were dropped by the Selection College after all six candidate cities made their candidate presentations to the full session.[17] Two cities made the shortlist with their bids to host the 2006 Winter Olympics (formally known as XX Olympic Winter Games), which were awarded to Turin, on June 19, 1999. ... Sion (German Sitten, Latin Sedunum) is the capital of the Swiss canton of Valais. ... Stamp The International Olympic Committee (French: Comité International Olympique) is an organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrios Vikelas on June 23, 1894. ... The 1998 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XVIII Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in 1998 in Nagano, Japan. ... The 2002 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIX Olympic Winter Games, and with the theme slogan Light The Fire Within, were celebrated in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. ... Short name Statistics Location map Map of location of Seoul. ... Sion (German Sitten, Latin Sedunum) is the capital of the Swiss canton of Valais. ... For other uses, see Turin (disambiguation). ... Location of Helsinki in Northern Europe Coordinates: , Country Province Region Uusimaa Sub-region Helsinki Charter 1550 Capital city 1812 Government  - Mayor Jussi Pajunen Area  - Total 187. ... Poprad (Hungarian: , German: ) is a city in northern Slovakia at the foot of the High Tatra Mountains. ... Coordinates: , Country Voivodeship Powiat Tatra County Gmina Zakopane Estabilished 17th century City Rights 1933 Government  - Mayor Janusz Majcher Area  - Town 84 km²  (32. ... Klagenfurt since July 3, 2007 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee is the capital of the federal state of Carinthia (German Kärnten), in Austria. ...


The selection of Turin over Sion came as a surprise, since Sion was the overwhelming favorite.[18] Media speculation was that the choice of Turin was due to the combination of four factors: Turin's overwhelming population size difference (Turin had a population 1.5 million, whilst Sion's was only 27,000),[citation needed] the skills of the Italian bid team,[citation needed] the IOC's desire to compensate Italy for the recent selection of Athens over Rome for the 2004 Summer Olympics,[citation needed] and finally a way to retaliate against Switzerland for the whistleblower role played by IOC member Marc Hodler in the revelation of the 2002 corruption scandal.[19] The ceremony for the lighting of the flame is arranged as a pagan pageant, with priestesses dancing. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Category:Whistleblower Poster in support of whistleblower legislation A whistleblower is an employee, former employee, or member of an organization, especially a business or government agency, who reports misconduct to people or entities that have the power and presumed willingness to take corrective action. ... Marc Hodler (October 26, 1918 – October 18, 2006) was a Swiss lawyer and member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) who is best known as the whistleblower who in December 1998 exposed the Olympic bid scandal for the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter games. ... The 2002 Winter Olympic bid scandal was a scandal involving allegations of bribery to obtain the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. ...


Organization

Out of 40,000 applicants, 20,000 volunteers were selected to help the athletes, spectators, and journalists, and to prepare the competition sites. They were selected by the recruiting program Noi2006.[20]


Construction

"Palasport Olimpico"

Sixty-five sporting facilities, various infrastructures, sport villages for athletes and media, and transportation infrastructures were constructed for a total of 1.7 billion euros.[21] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1320 KB) Summary Palasport Olimpico - Turin Author: Snowdog Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: 2006 Winter Olympics Torino Palasport Olimpico Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1320 KB) Summary Palasport Olimpico - Turin Author: Snowdog Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: 2006 Winter Olympics Torino Palasport Olimpico Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to...


Among the most important sporting facilities that were used:

  • The Stadio Olimpico (Turin) (formerly known as Stadio Comunale);
  • 5 sports halls (3 new, 2 rearranged): the "Palazzo a Vela" re-designed by Gae Aulenti (to host short track and ice skating), the Oval Lingotto (speed ice skating), Torino Esposizioni (ice hockey), the Ice stadium in corso Tazzoli, the Palasport Olimpico designed by Arata Isozaki (ice hockey);
  • The Olympic arch of Turin;
  • Olympic villages of Turin, Bardonecchia and Sestriere;
  • The ice stadium in Pinerolo, re-arranged and enlarged, to host the curling competition;
  • A new stadium in Torre Pellice (ice hockey);
  • 12 new intermediate-level ski lifts in Cesana Torinese, Cesana San Sicario, Sestriere, Bardonecchia, Claviere, Sauze d'Oulx, Pragelato;
  • The tracks for bobsled, luge, and skeleton in Cesana (the second international track in Italy, along with the one in Cortina d'Ampezzo);

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  • The Turin Metro (VAL system), which for the Olympic games connected Collegno to the railway station of Porta Susa.
  • The upgrade of 11 state roads and motorways connecting Turin with other Olympic sites.

In the city, from the urban point of view, the main developments were the Palafuksas, a glass building designed by Massimiliano Fuksas, the new civic library designed by Mario Bellini, the new Modern Art Gallery and the great project of the "Spina", that will provide urban regeneration over an area of 2 million square meters through the construction of an underground urban railway and the re-utilization of abandoned industrial areas. The Metrotorino is a VAL subway system in Turin, Italy. ... Noooooo! Val may refer to: Aichi D3A dive bomber, known by Allied codename Val during World War II Valine, amino acid, abbreviation VAL, a type of unmanned light rubber-tired metro valley girl, short form A first name, on its own or short for Valerie, Valmond, etc. ... Country Italy Region Piedmont Province Province of Turin (TO) Mayor  ? Elevation m Area 18. ... Passengers bustle around the typical grand edifice of Londons Broad Street Station in 1865. ... Massimiliano Fuksas is an Italian architect, born in Rome in 1944. ...


Broadcasting

The 2006 Olympic Winter Games were broadcast worldwide by a number of television broadcasters:

  • An extensive list of official broadcasters is found at The Games on Television section of the Torino Games official site.
  • The BBC provided television and radio coverage of the winter Olympics in the UK - the TV coverage was presented mainly by Grandstand regulars such as Hazel Irvine and Clare Balding. Most of the coverage was shown on BBC Two, with some on BBC One, and there was also BBCi for Freeview, Satellite and Cable (digital TV) viewers. BBC also broadcasted many events live on the webcast Freeview provides an extra two screens whereas all 3 interactive streams were available to UK users only on bbc.co.uk and Digital Satellite and Cable such as Sky Digital.
  • Eurosport also provided live coverage of events to viewers across the EU and Europe.
  • American Forces Network rebroadcast some of this coverage for military personnel serving outside the United States.
  • SportTV2 broadcasted for the first time all days and all events in Brazil.
  • ČT4 Sport was introduced on the occassion of the Olympic Games in the Czech Republic.
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ČT4 Sport
Flag of Denmark Denmark TV2
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France 3
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ZDF
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TV Azteca
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Nederland 2
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SportN
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Olympic problems

The Games had several problems, including possible bankruptcy, doping, and poor ratings.


Bankruptcy threats

The financial situation of the Organizing Committee has gradually become more and more difficult. The latest development was a 64 million euro financial shortfall appearing at the end of 2005, mainly due to the fact that Italy's draft budget for 2006 did not include the government's promised final 40 million euro allocation to Olympic organizers. This shortfall could have led the Torino 2006 Games to declare bankruptcy. The concerns went as far as starting to define the first step of a bankruptcy procedure for Torino 2006, which could have happened if the organizing committee had failed to approve its budget at a January 20, 2006 board meeting. Finally, the Italian Government promised to cover the shortfall. Notice of closure stuck on the door of a computer store the day after its parent company, Granville Technology Group Ltd, declared bankruptcy (strictly, put into administration—see text) in the United Kingdom. ... is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Metro

The metro was finally opened to the public on February 4, 2006 after a 45 day delay. It operated on a shorter stretch (XVIII Dicembre (Porta Susa) to Fermi - 11 stations) than originally forecast; it finally reached the main railway station (Porta Nuova) and the rest of the city centre more than one year after the Games, in October 2007. For the duration of the Games, a single ticket (5 euros) covered use of both the metro and other means of public transportation for a whole day. However, during the Games, metro service stopped at 6:00 pm, making it impractical for spectators of evening events. Furthermore, the metro did not reach any of the Olympic venues. On the other hand, the bus service was heavily improved for the Games, although still inadequate at night hours.[citation needed] A rapid transit, underground, subway, tube, elevated, or metro(politan) system is a railway — usually in an urban area — with a high capacity and frequency of service, and grade separation from other traffic. ... is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Weather

A number of Alpine competitions were delayed because of low visibility caused by snowfall. Despite these events being postponed, most were later held in better weather without any problems.


Doping

Italian police raided the Austrian athletes' quarter in search of evidence of doping. The raid was conducted due to suspicions over the presence of biathlon coach Walter Mayer, who had been banned from all Olympic events up to and including the Vancouver Olympic Games in 2010 due to previous doping convictions. Around the time of the raid Mayer and two Austrian biathletes, Wolfgang Perner and Wolfgang Rottmann, tried to escape and fled back to Austria. Later, the Austrian ski federation president said that the two athletes told him they "may have used illegal methods."[22] After some days the results of the tests of all 10 tested Austrian athletes were presented and were all negative. List of athletes with doping convictions in these Games: Walter Mayer (* 17 March 1957) is an Austrian Cross-country skier and coach. ... Wikinews has related news: Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games The 2010 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXI Olympic Winter Games, are the next winter Olympics and will take place in 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ...

  • Russian Olga Pyleva was stripped of her silver medal in 15 km biathlon event after testing positive for carphedon.
  • Brazilian bobsled athlete Armando dos Santos, ejected from the Games after a preventive antidoping test came positive (the results were from a test conducted in Brazil).

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Ratings and attendance

A number of events reported low spectator attendance despite having acceptable ticket sales. Preliminary competition and locally less popular sports failed to attract capacity crowd as expected. Organizers explained this was because blocks of seats were reserved or purchased by sponsors and partners who later did not show up at the events.


Several news organizations reported that many Americans are not as interested in the Olympics as in years past.[23] It has been suggested that reasons for this disinterest include the tape delayed coverage, which showed events in prime-time as much as 18 hours later in the West, and also due to the lack of success achieved by big-name American athletes.[24] Tape delay, also often referred to as analog delay, is an audio effect whereby an echo can be introduced to an audio signal by mixing it with a delayed version of itself. ... Further information: Primetime (TV series) Prime time is the block of programming on television during the middle of the evening. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ...


In Canada, CBC's coverage has also posted disappointing numbers, which were reduced as the Canadian men's hockey team was eliminated early in the competition. Primetime ratings reached only as high as #7 in the weekly ratings. However, ratings for live, afternoon coverage have attracted 300,000 more viewers than the taped, primetime coverage. Overall, only primetime coverage has suffered, dropping 45% from the 2002 Games, with the entire coverage being 52% ahead from 2002.[25][26] Meanwhile on TSN, the numbers for its live curling coverage (which aired as early as 3:00am EST) were between 300,000 and 500,000 viewers. The Sports Network (commonly known as TSN) is a Canadian English language cable television specialty channel and is Canadas leading English language sports television channel. ...


The Olympics' main threat in the USA was the 2006 season of American Idol.[27] One night of interest was 23 February in which the first results show of the season went head to head with that night's coverage which included the Women's Free Skate in Figure Skating. The fifth season of American Idol began on January 17, 2006 and concluded on May 24, 2006. ... American Idol is an annual American televised singing competition, which began its first season on June 11, 2002. ... is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Security measures

As with every Olympics since the 1972 Olympics in Munich and increasingly since the 2002 Winter Olympics, there was heavy security due to fears of terrorism. The 1972 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XX Olympiad, were held in Munich, West Germany, from 26 August to 11 September 1972. ... The 2002 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIX Olympic Winter Games, and with the theme slogan Light The Fire Within, were celebrated in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. ...


The organizers further increased security measures [1] in connection with the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy and insisted that the Olympic Games were going to be safe, which they were; the Olympics concluded without a major breach of security occurring. The Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy began after twelve editorial cartoons, most of which depicted the Islamic prophet Muhammad, were published in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten on 30 September 2005. ...


See also

Olympics Portal

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External links

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Official websites

  • International Olympic Committee's Turin Page
  • City of Turin - English

Other sites

Official broadcasters

  • ARD
  • BBC
  • CBC
  • ETV
  • Eurosport
  • France 2
  • HRT
  • MSNBC
  • NBC
  • NOS
  • NRK
  • ORF
  • RAI
  • RDS
  • RTS
  • Seven Network
  • YLE
  • ZDF
  • HK Cable TV
  • RUV
  • TVR
  • Eurovision

Notes

  1. ^ a b c Turin 2006—XXth Olympic Winter Games. International Olympic Committee. Retrieved on 2007-04-18.
  2. ^ a b "Torino 2006: Flame in the Tallest Cauldron", International Olympic Committee, 2006-02-11. Retrieved on 2007-04-18. 
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