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Turin 2006

On the Scene: Championships a Success

January 30, 2005

Award ceremony at the European Figure Skating Championships.(ATR Photos) (ATR) The most important test event before the 2006 Olympics ended in defeat for the host country. But...

On the Scene: Protest at Turin Skating

January 29, 2005

 (ATR) Turin Olympic organizers found out this weekend the impact a small band of protestors could have on access to events during the 2006 Olympics. Two hundred Fiat workers ...

Designer Torch for Italian Olympics

January 20, 2005

 (ATR) A high-tech torch for the Turin Olympics has been delivered by renowned Italian designer Pininfarina. The firm, responsible for the styling of many Ferrari cars, is one...

Pope Funeral: Olympics Security Test

April 08, 2005

 (ATR)With more than 10,000 police and military on duty in Rome for the funeral of Pope John Paul II, the event has served as an unscheduled test of Italyâ??s preparedness to ...

Turin Update: Bresso Wins; Paralympics

April 05, 2005

Center left politician Mercedes Bresso will take over as President of the Piemonte Regional government. (ATR) Mercedes Bresso will be president of the Piemonte Region for the ...

Election Brings Change for Turin Games

April 04, 2005

Mercedes Bresso, 61, could be on the TOROC board at the May meeting, along with a new appointee she will make. (ATR) A candidate who said she would do a better job of promotin...

Budget Adopted for Turin Olympics

March 31, 2005

 (ATR) With less than 11 months to go before the Turin Olympics, a budget for the 2006 Games has been adopted by the TOROC Board of Directors. The approval today came after mo...

Severance Row for Turin Olympics

March 26, 2005

Paolo Rota, former TOROC COO. (ATR Photo) (ATR) Dismissed TOROC chief operating officer Paolo Rota has launched efforts to secure 1.5 million euros in severance pay â?? twice...

Turin City Olympic Man Leaves for TOROC

March 18, 2005

(ATR) Paolo Bellino, director of the Olympics department of the city of Turin, is changing jobs. He will take his expertise to TOROC, where he is going to be special assistant...

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 ...

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