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  • First Ski Jumps for Turin Olympics


    (ATR) The new K95 ski jump for the Turin Olympics is declared a success following Saturday?s inaugural jumps by members of the Italian national team.

    Along with the team, a small crowd of about 100 were on hand for the symbolic test at Pragelato in the mountains west of Turin. After two sets of jumps, Italian champion Stefano Chiapolino came away holding the record with a a distance of 108 meters.

    The venue also includes the K120 jump, which is still unfinished, as well as the bobsleigh run, also under construction. Test events are scheduled for all in 2005.

    In other news from Turin, the 2006 Winter Games will be featured in a float shaped like a bobsled during New York City?s annual Columbus Day Parade. TOROC President Valentino Castellani and Image Director Andrea Varnier are in Manhattan for the event.

    More Olympic News of the week in the October 15 issue of Around the Rings.Com, for subscribers only.