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13 Dec 2002
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Coordination Commission for the 2006 Olympic Winter Games

The Coordination Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), responsible for reviewing the state of preparations of the XX Olympic Winter Games which will take place in Turin in just over three years' time (10 to 26 February 2006) and for providing support to the Organising Committee (TOROC), concluded two days of productive meetings in Bardonecchia, the mountain resort outside Turin which will host snowboarding and one of the three Athletes' Villages.

2003 will be a turning point for TOROC as preparations will move from a planning phase to an operational phase that will define the shape of the Games. On 1 April, important construction work, such as the luge and bobsleigh tracks, will be launched.

"We are satisfied to see that TOROC and local institutions have strengthened their relationship and are now working closely together", said Jean-Claude Killy, Chairman of the Coordination Commission. "The coming year will be decisive to maintain the momentum reached so far and ensure that not a day is lost in the progress of Games preparations."

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