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    XXth Olympic Winter Games


    February 10-26

    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

    Stadio Comunale
    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

    Events:
    Men's 500m, 1,000m, 1,500m, 5,000m, 10,000m
    Women's 500m, 1,000m, 1,500m, 3,000m, 5,000m


    Sestriere
    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

    Events:
    Men's Super-G; Downhill, Downhill/Slalom Combined, Giant Slalom, Slalom
    Women's Giant Slalom, Slalom, Slalom Combined


    Palasport Olimpico
    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


    Palavela
    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

    Events:
    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
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    How bored are you


    Not much of a fan of winter sports, altho' I used to ski til I went to uni, then my parents stopped paying so I couldn't afford it - now I can afford it but seem to have forgotten how.
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    it should be good, canada always does well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manker
    How bored are you


    Not much of a fan of winter sports, altho' I used to ski til I went to uni, then my parents stopped paying so I couldn't afford it - now I can afford it but seem to have forgotten how.
    Start with the wedge again. Tbh, you won't forget something like that. That would be like forgetting to ride a bike or swim.

    I was a fearless skier when I was younger. Now I could less. Last time I skied it was about 5 years ago on my timeshare in southern New York and was still decent.

    And yes motherfucker I was bored. Piss off.
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    I spent 2 glorious weeks in Canadia in 2001 skiing, and that was the last time I went. Once you've skied there, going back to the Alps just doesn't cut it any more. The powder is so much better. Unfortunately, it costs so much more to get there

    I also used to love ice-skating, I never was any good, just managing to keep my balance while hurtling round a rink as fast as possible... we used to catch the train to Nottingham; they've got an excellent rink there.

    I might watch some of the winter olympics, but I don't even know what sort of TV coverage the BBC gives them any more. I mean, Eddie the Eagle isn't doing the ski-jump anymore is he?

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    I hate to resort to forum colloquialisms, but I must:

    The Winter Olympics RAWK!

    Even curling.

    Luge, hockey, speedskating, skiing....good stuff.
    “Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that.” -George Carlin

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    curling in fun to watch, to bad them norweigns beat us last time

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    Quote Originally Posted by maebach
    curling in fun to watch, to bad them norweigns beat us last time
    Shuffleboard with a scrub brush.

    Bah!
    Silly bitch, your weapons cannot harm me. Don't you know who I am? I'm the Juggernaut, Bitchhhh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by j2k4
    I hate to resort to forum colloquialisms, but I must:

    The Winter Olympics RAWK!

    Even curling.

    Luge, hockey, speedskating, skiing....good stuff.
    I like the summer Olympics infinitely better.

    Archery
    Track and Field
    Basketball
    Boxing
    Diving
    Equestrian
    Fencing
    Soccer
    Gymnastics
    Judo
    Pentathlon
    Shooting
    Synchronized Swimming
    Taekwondo
    Tennis
    Triathlon
    Volleyball
    Water Polo
    Weightlifting
    Wrestling

    Very good stuff

    Winter Olympics....I like Ice Hockey
    Last edited by Busyman; 01-25-2006 at 04:17 AM.
    Silly bitch, your weapons cannot harm me. Don't you know who I am? I'm the Juggernaut, Bitchhhh!

    Flies Like An Arrow, Flies Like An Apple
    ---12323---4552-----
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    344---5--5301---3232

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    It sucks how the AMericans are the best at almost every sport in the olympics. Even in swimming that phelps guy beat the australians.

    my favourite sport in the winter olympics, is the speed skating.

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