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20 WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES

20 Winter Olympic Games,2006
Start:
10 Feb 2006
End:
26 Feb 2006
Countries:
80
Athletes:
2508
Women:
960
Events:
84
City:
Turin, Italy

TURIN 2006 - Bid History

  • For the 2006 Winter Olympics, the IOC introduced a new selection process which prohibited visits by IOC members to the candidate sites.
  • In June 1999 at the 109th IOC session in Seoul, Torino, Italy was awarded the 20 Winter Olympic games over Sion, Switzerland by a 53-36 vote margin.
  • The other candidate cities were Helsinki, Finland, Klagenfurt, Austria, Poprad-Tatry, Slovakia and Zakopane, Poland.

20 Winter Olympic Games,2006 - Interesting Facts

  • President of Italy Carlo Azaglio Ciampi officially opened the 20 Winter Olympic games 2006.
  • In Figure skating Chinese pair Dan Zhang and Hao Zhang skated their freeskate program, but Dan Zhang injured her left knee and crashed into the sideboard, when she attempted a throw quadruple salchow. The next few minutes the music was stopped, but athletes came back to complete their program and, eventually, they won a silver medal.
  • 1,200 athletes were tested for doping in Turin and there was only one positive result - Olga Pyleva of Russia was stripped of a silver medal in Biathlon.
  • At the last day, Italian skier Giorgio Di Centa, who won 50km race, got his gold medal from his sister Manuela Di Centa, a multi-time Olympic medalist and a member of the IOC now.

Winter Olympics 2006 - Medal Table

Gold Medals
Silver Medals
Bronze Medals
Total
1
11
12
6
29
2
USA
9
9
7
25
3
9
7
7
23
4
8
6
8
22
5
7
10
7
24
6
7
2
5
14
7
6
3
2
11
8
5
4
5
14
9
5
0
6
11
10
3
2
4
9
10
3
2
4
9
12
3
0
0
3
13
2
8
9
19
14
2
4
5
11
15
1
2
1
4
16
1
2
0
3
17
1
0
1
2
18
1
0
0
1
19
0
6
3
9
20
0
1
1
2
21
0
1
0
1
21
0
1
0
1
21
0
1
0
1
21
0
1
0
1
25
0
0
2
2
26
0
0
1
1