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03 Feb 2006
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From 10 to 26 February 2006, come and share the passion of the Games!

Throughout the XX Olympic Winter Games in Turin, the Olympic Museum will be living to the rhythm of the Piedmont capital, offering a colourful, festive and, of course, sporting programme – free of charge!
Free for two exceptional days, “Open Day” on Friday 10 February from 2 p.m. to midnight, and on Saturday 11 February from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Colourful, like the park in the colours of Turin. Paper lanterns and banners will brighten up the surroundings, with mascots and costumes from previous Games also part of the celebrations.
Festive, as the Museum is offering a programme of events for all tastes and all ages. A special Torino 2006 guided tour will enable visitors to take an unusual look at the Olympic winter sports. There will be a particular focus on ski jumping, an individual sport, and curling, a team sport.
Sporting, as brave visitors can try their hand at ski jumping. Pluck up courage and give it a try. The skis and boots, with sizes from 38 to 45, are provided free of charge. Don’t worry: you will be doing this under the watchful eye of a professional coach from Swiss Ski!
Another no less difficult feat is mastering the stones used for curling. Often called “chess on ice”, this sport requires concentration and strategy. Here too, specialists will be on hand to explain the subtle technique in which the Swiss excel. Just think back to the gold medal-winning men’s team in Nagano in 1998 and the bronze medallists in Salt Lake City in 2002, where the women’s team won silver.
Before you try either of these two sports, psychological training is on offer from supervisors specially taught by an expert on the mental training of athletes. In small workshops, the participants will learn that the psychological aspect is vital in the quest for performance.
The high point of the evening of 10 February, just like actually being there, is the Opening Ceremony live from Turin at 8 p.m. in the Auditorium, and on all the screens in the Museum, including the Restaurant. Discover an extraordinary event in which Italian style and creativity are expressed in unique staging, gigantic choreographic routines, amazing light shows and an unforgettable soundtrack.
Rhythm, passion, speed and experimental technology to evoke a legendary world!
Feel like sharing the passion of the Torino 2006 Games? Free entry, unusual events and visits and excellent value food! All this and more at the Olympic Museum!
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