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Turin 2006

Turin City Council Slams Olympic Sponsor

March 16, 2005

(ATR) The Turin city council has approved a March 7 resolution asking TOROC to renounce sponsorship by Finmeccanica, a large Italian corporation which makes, among other thing...

Turin Turmoil: Olympic Executives Fired

March 07, 2005

(ATR) The TOROC executive board has fired the committee's general manager and his deputy. Paolo Rota and Marcello Pochettino were dismissed after becoming embroiled in a strug...

Turin Olympic Chefs Meet; SuperG Change?

March 04, 2005

(ATR) Chefs de mission from 73 countries are in Turin this weekend to make their final plans for the 2006 Winter Games. Meanwhile, a TOROC official tells Around the Rings the ...

Turin Olympics: One Year To Go

February 10, 2005

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RAI TV Ready to Deliver Olympic Promises

May 17, 2005

 ATR) Two years after agreeing to promote the Turin Olympics, national broadcaster RAI has agreed to begin delivering the promise with on-the-air programming with the announce...

Turin Mayor Gets Olympics Powers

May 14, 2005

Photo: Turin Mayor Sergio Chiamparino wins approval from Rome for special powers for the Olympics. (ATR) (ATR) The mayor of Turin will receive special Olympic powers from the ...

Italyart: Cultural Olympics for 2006

May 08, 2005

 (ATR) The promotional campaign has started for Italyart, the name given to the Cultural Olympiad of the Turin Winter Olympics. A logo for the cultural program and other mater...

TOROC Seeks Peace Over 2006 Games Look

May 06, 2005

The city of Turin thinks the official TOROC look of the Games is "too bland". (ATR) The organizing committee, while considering the situation "somewhat delicate", counts on th...

Battles Over Olympics Look For Turin

May 06, 2005

 (ATR) A battle is brewing between the city of Turin and Olympic organizers and sponsors over the look of the 2006 Games. Around the Rings is told that the city has stunned TO...

Samsung Launches 2006 Olympics Blitz

May 03, 2005

Samsung athlete ambassador Alberto Tomba, center with Dr. Woosik Chu, Senior Vice-President of Samsung Electronics (r), and TOROC President Valentino Castellani at the launch ...

Berlusconi Wins Vote, No Olympics Affect

April 29, 2005

 (ATR) Silvio Berlusconi has won a confirmation vote two weeks after the Italian prime minister was forced to remake his government after stinging defeats for his party in reg...

Turin Olympics Escapes Rome Politics

April 19, 2005

Mario Pescante, government supervisor for the 2006 Olympics and IOC member from Italy. (ATR) (ATR) The Italian government supervisor for the Turin Olympics says he is not expe...

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