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20 Jun 2003
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5th Coordination Commission meeting ends with members strongly encouraged

A two-day meeting of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission for the XX Olympic Winter Games in Turin in 2006, ended in the Italian city today with the members "strongly encouraged" by the state of preparations.

The 13-person strong Commission, led by Chairman Jean-Claude Killy, spent two days meeting with the Turin Organising Committee (TOROC) and officials representing the City of Turin and the surrounding Piedmont province. As well as visiting venues in the city of Turin and the mountain regions, Commission members met to discuss a wide range of issues concerning the preparations of the Winter Games; namely, accommodation, venue construction, sports, International Federation services, city operations, National Olympic Committee Services, Olympic Villages, communication, ticketing, medical services, technology, financial services, procurement, logistics and Games work force. The Commission noted encouraging progress across the board, specifically highlighting the improved working relations between the various bodies as an area of satisfaction. As mentioned in the past, concern was voiced on the enormity of the task at hand regarding the number of venue and road constructions to be completed in parallel over the coming 15 to 18 months.

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