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Turin 2006

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...

Turin Mayor Seeks Olympic Powers

April 15, 2005

Turin's Mayor. (ATR) (ATR) The mayor of Turin is asking the Italian government for "special power" that would last until the end of the 2006 Olympics. But Sergio Chiamparino i...

NHL Going to 2006, 2010 Olympics

July 25, 2005

The National Hockey League will participate in the 2006 Turin and 2010 Vancouver Olympics as part a new collective bargaining agreement, which ended the league's season-long l...

Drug Laws Big Issue for Turin Olympics

July 20, 2005

Mario Pescante has the job of convincing the Italian Parliament to modfiy drug laws for the Olympics. (ATR) (ATR) Leaders of the Turin Olympics tell Around the Rings their big...

Turin Olympics: No Foreign Security

July 16, 2005

Turin Olympics supervisor Mario Pescante says no foreign security will be permitted during the Games. (ATR) (ATR) A U.S. Olympic Committee spokesman says "we?re confident" abo...

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