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Turin 2006

Ice Plaza Launch for Olympic Sponsor GE

December 26, 2004

The GE Ice Plaza in Turin. (GE Photo) (ATR) The Christmas season has brought ice skating to the center of Olympic city Turin, courtesy of new worldwide sponsor GE.The GE Ice P...

Holiday Gift for Turin Olympics-A Budget

December 24, 2004

 (ATR) On the eve of Christmas, the budget crisis for the Turin Olympics appears to be solved. Olympic supervisor Mario Pescante and the public agency Sviluppo Italia have rea...

Turin Olympics Budget Pact Delayed

December 16, 2004

 (ATR) The board of directors of TOROC has decided to postpone the December 21 board meeting meant to approve the budget for the 2006 Winter Olympics.A spokesman for the mayor...

Turin Olympics Budget Crisis Nears Fix

December 12, 2004

City Hall in Turin. (ATR) (ATR) The budget problems affecting the Turin 2006 Games may be solved this weekend, reports Mario Pescante, the government commissioner in charge of...

Turin Olympics Torch Relay: 1 Year to Go

December 07, 2004

The logo for the 2006 Torch Relay uses the archway theme of the look of the Games. Below, Stafano Baldini, Olympic marathon gold medalist, will be the first to carry the torc...

Kim Expulsion, 2006 Jitters for IOC

February 09, 2005

(ATR) On the one year mark to the 2006 Olympics, the IOCâ??s executive board will meet in Turin and look for assurances that the Games next year will be free of money worry. T...

Check Is In The Pocket: Olympics $ Fix

February 09, 2005

(ATR) The government's supervisor for the 2006 Olympics says Tuesday's accord in Rome to rescue Turin from a 170 million euros budget gap is a big step."The main issue is the ...

No Strikes for Turin Olympic TV Workers

February 09, 2005

(ATR) Assurances are being made that broadcast workers will not go on strike at the 2006 Olympics, all a result of a wildcat strike underway by workers of host broadcaster RAI...

Budget Rescue Promise for 2006 Olympics

February 09, 2005

Budget woes aside, the welcome banners have been hung from the lamp posts of Turin in time for this week's one year to go mark. (ATR Photos) (ATR) The Italian government says ...

Luge World Cup Canceled After Crashes

February 03, 2005

(ATR) Luge officials have decided to cancel the World Cup event in Cesana on February 5 and 6, after serious crashes during training raised doubts on the safety of a new track...

Turin 2006 Crisis Deepens

February 03, 2005

 (ATR) The financial crisis at the Turin Olympics deepens. A board meeting expected to approve its budget only one week before the IOC visits Turin on February 10, has been ca...

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...

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