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  • From Italy to Canada


    (ATR) - Turin met Whistler Sunday when some of the 100 Italians on a Torino 2006-sponsored trade and cultural mission to Vancouver toured the 2010 Winter Olympic ski venues. They also opened an exhibit of Piedmont Region's ski history. Reunited at the event were 1976 Olympic gold medalists Piero Gros of Italy's famed "Blue Avalanche" team, and Canada's Kathy Kreiner-Phillips, who at the time was the youngest woman to win a gold in alpine events. Gros heads Turin?s volunteer enrollment program. Kreiner-Phillips is a sports motivational speaker.

    -From Jeff Lee in Vancouver