XXth Olympic Winter Games
GENERAL FACTS AND FIGURES
• 84 medals will be given over a period of 17 days.
• 2,500 athletes and 2,500 officials from 85 National Olympic Committees will be housed in 3 Olympic Villages: Torino, Bardonecchia and Sestriere.
• Seven sports will be presented: Biathlon, Bobsleigh, Curling, Ice Hockey, Luge, Skating, Skiing
• Eight competition sites: Bardonecchia, Pinerolo, Pragelato, Cesana-Pariol, Cesana-San Sicario, Sauze d'Oulx, Sestriere, Torino, joined by 2 training centres at: Claviere and Torre Pellice
• 650 judges and referees will participate in the Games.
• 10,000 journalists and media operators are expected to cover the Games.
Complete schedule of events
The Opening and Closing Ceremonies will take place in the Stadio Comunale in Turin, which will be renovated before the 2006 Olympic Winter Games.
Oval - Lingotto
The Speed Skating oval will be built in Turin, near the Olympic Village. The start of construction is planned for July 2003, the facility will be built from scratch and consist of a huge, covered multi-purpose building. The building will be equipped with a refrigerated ice track measuring approximately 180 x 68 metres.
Capacity: 8,000 spectators
Men's 500m, 1,000m, 1,500m, 5,000m, 10,000m
Women's 500m, 1,000m, 1,500m, 3,000m, 5,000m
The Alpine Skiing facilities are located at Sestriere in the Province of Turin. The competitions will take place at altitudes ranging between 2,020 and 2,800 metres.
Capacity: 15,000 spectators
Men's Super-G; Downhill, Downhill/Slalom Combined, Giant Slalom, Slalom
Women's Giant Slalom, Slalom, Slalom Combined
Ice Hockey will take place in the new indoor stadium which will be built in Santa Rita, located in south Turin very close to the Olympic District. The new Palasport Olimpico will be built outside the old Stadio Comunale. Work is scheduled to start on the new stadium in April 2003 and should be finished in April 2005.
Capacity: 12,800 spectators
Events: Men's and Women's Ice Hockey
Figure Skating and Short-Track Speed Skating will take place in the Palavela, in the southeast section of Turin. This building, designed for the "Italia 61" exhibition in celebration of the first 100-year anniversary of the unification of Italy, will be renovated before the Games. The main round structure is 150 metres in diameter and supported only by three cornerstones.
Capacity: 9,000 spectators
Figure Skating: Men's Individual, Women's Individual, Pairs, Ice Dancing
Short-Track Speed Skating: Men's 500m, 1,000m, 1,500m, 5,000m relay
Women's 500m, 1,000m, 1,500m, 3,000m relay