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28 Feb 2003
IOC News

The IOC President in Italy for an update on the 2006 Olympic Winter Games

The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Jacques Rogge, concluded yesterday a visit to Italy where he travelled to Rome and Turin for meetings regarding preparations for the XX Olympic Winter Games that will be held in the Piedmont capital in 2006.

Accompanied by the Chairman of the Games Coordination Commission, Jean-Claude Killy, and IOC Executive Director for the Olympic Games Gilbert Felli, Rogge first visited Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in Rome to discuss the government's input in Games organisation. Most specifically, Rogge asked for governmental support in five key areas to help accelerate construction; to improve the synergy between the Turin Organising Committee (TOROC) and the Agenzia Torino 2006 (the public agency in charge of constructions); to bring in the support of state companies for TOROC; to help promote the Olympic Games throughout Italy; and to maximise support for the Italian Olympic team.

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