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Turin 2006

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...

Turin Olympics Budget OK

January 01, 1950

 (ATR) Months after a crisis erupted over the budget for the Turin Olympics, the board of directors has approved a 1.14 billion euro budget. The action by the board came after...

Turin Olympics: Climate of Optimism

June 10, 2005

 (ATR) Mario Pescante, the government supervisor for the Turin Olympics calls this week?s visit by the IOC Coordination Commission a success "beyond the best expectations." He...

Turin Olympics Commission Begins Visit

January 01, 1950

 (ATR) The IOC's Coordination Commission arrived in Turin today for its second-to-last visit before the 2006 Winter Games. Chair Jean-Claude Killy and the 13 other members wil...

Beijing, Turin Olympics Security Worries

June 01, 2005

While the mountains add to the challenge of security in Turin, this peak comes with artillery pillboxes from World War II. (ATR) (ATR) A new report from the U.S. government sa...

TOROC, FIBT Discuss Changes to Track

May 25, 2005

(ATR) Turin officials and the International Bobsleigh Federation will meetMay 31 to discuss changes to the 2006 Olympic track, which became thesubject of controversy after a s...

Changes Planned for Turin Luge Track

May 25, 2005

(ATR) The luge and bobsleigh track for the 2006 Olympics is facing modification following a rash of injuries in past races. Luge authorities have agreed to changes to the trac...

New Turn for 2006 Olympics Budget Rescue

May 21, 2005

Former Piemonte regional government leader Enzo Ghigo. (ATR) In another twist in the Turin Olympics budget saga, plans have been scrapped to create a new company to take over ...

Turin Olympics at "Full Speed"

September 14, 2005

Olympic supervisor Mario Pescante heads to Rome this week for meetings on the Turin Games. (ATR) With 149 days to go until the Turin Olympics, "the organizational machine trav...

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