- 07 Jun 2005
- Olympic News
TORINO 2006: Coordination Commission Visits Turin For The Ninth Time
With less than one year to go until the XX Olympic Winter Games, the Coordination Commission for the XX Olympic Winter Games - Torino 2006 will be in Turin for the ninth time this week to review the progress of the Torino 2006 project. The Commission will begin its visit with venue tours of the city and mountain venues before spending two days meeting with the Organising Committee for the XX Olympic Winter Games – Torino 2006 (TOROC) in order to discuss the evolution of the organisation, as TOROC enters its operational phase.
Lingotto to Cesana Pariol
The first day of the Coordination Commission’s visit to Turin will be given over to tours of the city and mountain venues. This will allow the members of the Commission to gauge the progress of work, as the venues start to be brought up to operational levels. In the city, the members of the Commission are expected to see venues such as the Lingotto, Palasport Olimpico and the Palavela, while in the mountains, they will have the opportunity to visit Cesana Pariol, where the bob, luge and skeleton competitions will be held, in addition to Pinerolo and Sauze d’Oulx Jouvenceaux.
Organisation and Key Operational Issues
During the two days of meetings, the Commission will work with TOROC on key operational issues, which will include overlay, volunteers, venuisation, transport, waste & cleaning, medals plaza and security. The meetings will allow the Commission members to observe TOROC’s progress and offer assistance and advice as necessary.
The Olympic Winter Games will be held in Turin from 10 to 26 February 2006. The Winter Games comprise seven different sports and 15 different disciplines, which will be played out in eight different competition sites. Around 2,500 athletes, 650 judges and umpires and 1.5 million spectators are expected to participate in this 20th edition of the Winter Games.
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