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2006 Winter Olympics

The 2006 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XX Olympic Winter Games, were held in Turin, Italy from February 10, 2006, through February 26, 2006. They marked the second time Italy hosted the Olympic Winter Games; the country has previously hosted the VII Olympic Winter Games in Cortina d'Ampezzo in 1956. Italy also hosted the Games of the XVII Olympiad in Rome in 1960.

The official logo displayed the name "Torino", the Italian name of the city, but the city is known as "Turin" in both English and the local language, Piedmontese. The Olympic mascots of Torino 2006 were Neve ("snow" in Italian), a female snowball, and Gliz, a male ice cube. The official motto of the XX Olympic Winter Games was "Passion lives here".

Turin, through 2006, was the largest city ever to have hosted a Winter Olympics; the title will fall to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, when that city hosts the XXI Olympic Winter Games.

Hostcity Turin, Italy
Nations participating 80
Athletes participating 2663 (1642 men, 1021 women)
Events 84 in 15 disciplines in 7 sports
Opening ceremony February 10, 2006. Opening
Closing ceremony February 26, 2006. Closing
Officially opened by Carlo Azeglio Ciampi
Athlete's Oath Giorgio Rocca
Judge's Oath Fabio Bianchetti
Olympic Torch Stefania Belmondo
Stadium Stadio Olimpico

Turin 2006 Medal Table

 

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1994 XVII Lillehammer
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