2006 Winter Olympics

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The 2006 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XX Olympic Winter Games (XX Giochi olimpici invernali) and commonly known as Turin 2006 or Torino 2006, was a winter multi-sport event which was held in Turin, Piedmont, Italy from February 10 to 26, 2006.wikipedia
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The 2006 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XX Olympic Winter Games (XX Giochi olimpici invernali) and commonly known as Turin 2006 or Torino 2006, was a winter multi-sport event which was held in Turin, Piedmont, Italy from February 10 to 26, 2006.
Turin is well known as the home of the Shroud of Turin, the football teams Juventus F.C. and Torino F.C., and as host of the 2006 Winter Olympics.

Winter Olympic Games

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This marked the second time that Italy had hosted the Winter Olympic Games, the first being the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo.
They have been held four times in the United States (1932, 1960, 1980 and 2002), three times in France (1924, 1968 and 1992) and twice each in Austria (1964 and 1976), Canada (1988 and 2010), Japan (1972 and 1998), Italy (1956 and 2006), Norway (1952 and 1994) and Switzerland (1928 and 1948).

Biathlon at the 2006 Winter Olympics

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The first gold medal of the 2006 Games was awarded in the 20 kilometre biathlon, won by German Michael Greis on the first day of competition.
Biathlon at the 2006 Winter Olympics consisted of ten biathlon events.

Curling at the 2006 Winter Olympics

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In men's curling action, Great Britain edged Germany 7–6, Switzerland kept New Zealand winless by winning 9–7, Canada beat Norway 7–6, and the United States defeated Sweden, 10–6.
Curling at the 2006 Winter Olympics was held in the town of Pinerolo, Italy from February 13 to February 24.

Ice hockey at the 2006 Winter Olympics

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Ice hockey at the 2006 Winter Olympics was held at the Torino Palasport Olimpico and the Torino Esposizioni in Turin, Italy.

Cross-country skiing at the 2006 Winter Olympics

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Kristina Šmigun won her second gold medal of the Games with a victory in the women's 10 kilometre classical cross-country skiing on February 16, remaining the only Estonian to medal.
The cross-country skiing events at the 2006 Winter Olympics featured 12 events, from 11 to 26 February 2006 at Pragelato in Turin.

Bobsleigh at the 2006 Winter Olympics

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Three bobsleigh events were competed at the 2006 Winter Olympics, at the Cesana Pariol venue.

Short track speed skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics

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Short track speed skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics was held over thirteen days, from 12 to 25 February.

2026 Winter Olympics

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Italy will host the 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo 20 years after these games.
It will mark the 20th anniversary of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, the 70th anniversary of the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo and the 80th anniversary of the Italian Republic.

Speed skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics

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Speed skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics was held over ten days, from 11 to 25 February.

Luge at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Women's singles

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The women's luge at the 2006 Winter Olympics began on February 13, and was completed on February 14 at Cesana Pariol.

Alpine skiing at the 2006 Winter Olympics

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The men's combined alpine skiing was riddled with disqualifications, including front-runners Bode Miller and Benjamin Raich.
Alpine skiing at the 2006 Winter Olympics consisted of ten events, held at Sestriere and Cesana-San Sicario, Italy.

Nordic combined at the 2006 Winter Olympics

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Nordic combined at the 2006 Winter Olympics, consisted of three events held over ten days, from 11 February to 21 February.

1998 Winter Olympics

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This was after the IOC had adopted new election procedures during the 108th Extraordinary IOC Session in light of the controversies surrounding the votes for the 1998 and 2002 Winter Olympics.
This compares, for example, with US$2.5 billion for the 2002 Winter Olympics, US$4.35 billion for the 2006 Winter Olympics, US$7.56 billion for the 2010 Winter Olympics, and US$51 billion for the 2014 Winter Olympics

Ski jumping at the 2006 Winter Olympics

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Ski jumping at the 2006 Winter Olympics, was held over nine days, from 11 February to 20 February.

Tatjana Hüfner

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She won the bronze medal in the women's singles at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin and the gold medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Alpine skiing at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Men's slalom

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Complete results from the men's slalom event at the 2006 Winter Olympics.

Snowboarding at the 2006 Winter Olympics

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The 2006 Winter Olympic Games Snowboarding competition consisted of men's and women's halfpipe, parallel giant slalom and snowboard cross events.

Germany at the 2006 Winter Olympics

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The first gold medal of the 2006 Games was awarded in the 20 kilometre biathlon, won by German Michael Greis on the first day of competition. In men's curling action, Great Britain edged Germany 7–6, Switzerland kept New Zealand winless by winning 9–7, Canada beat Norway 7–6, and the United States defeated Sweden, 10–6.
Germany competed at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, winning once again the most total medals of any nation.

Luge at the 2006 Winter Olympics

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The Luge competition at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games was held at Cesana Pariol in Cesana, Italy.

Sweden at the 2006 Winter Olympics

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In men's curling action, Great Britain edged Germany 7–6, Switzerland kept New Zealand winless by winning 9–7, Canada beat Norway 7–6, and the United States defeated Sweden, 10–6. Ice hockey began with the women's competition; Sweden defeated Russia 3–1 in the first match while Canada's team opened with the second most lopsided win in Olympic history by beating the host Italians 16–0.
Sweden sent 112 athletes to the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin trying to win their first gold medal since the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer.

Russia at the 2006 Winter Olympics

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Ice hockey began with the women's competition; Sweden defeated Russia 3–1 in the first match while Canada's team opened with the second most lopsided win in Olympic history by beating the host Italians 16–0.
Russia participated at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.

Canada at the 2006 Winter Olympics

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In men's curling action, Great Britain edged Germany 7–6, Switzerland kept New Zealand winless by winning 9–7, Canada beat Norway 7–6, and the United States defeated Sweden, 10–6. Ice hockey began with the women's competition; Sweden defeated Russia 3–1 in the first match while Canada's team opened with the second most lopsided win in Olympic history by beating the host Italians 16–0.
Canada competed at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, with a team of 196 athletes and 220 support staff.