TORINO 2006: New-Look Website
The Organising Committee for the XX Olympic Winter Games – Torino 2006 (TOROC) has launched the new look of its official website: www.torino2006.org
. The site has been completely redesigned with new graphics, a new layout and more content. The site was developed in order to guarantee continual and up-to-date information on winter sports, the athletes and the TOROC organisation, as well as providing all the information that people need to be part of the Turin 2006 Olympic experience.
Five New Areas
The website is structured around five areas: Come to Torino 2006; Competition and Schedules; Sports and Athletes; The Olympic Spirit; and Behind the scenes. Come to Torino 2006 provides visitors with all the information that they need to get to the Games, including ticketing, transport, accommodation and maps of the venues. Competitions and Schedules is dedicated to the sports events and provides all the latest news and general information about the events. Sports and Athletes looks at the history of the sports, their rules and records. The Olympic Spirit gives visitors an insight into the values of the Olympic Games, as well as other items like the Turin 2006 volunteer programme, while Behind the scenes allows visitors to learn more about TOROC and about the Olympic Movement in general.
The site has also been built upon new infrastructure, which will enable the site to sustain the 30 million visits that are expected during the period of the Olympic Games. The website is available in three languages: Italian, English and French.
Enrico Frascari, TOROC Director of Technology, commented on the launch of the new look site, “The Torino 2006 Internet site has been renewed, putting sports and athletes centre stage to fuel the Olympic passion among the public. We have thought above all of the spectators; they will find here a practical and complete guide on how to take part, and live the Olympic excitement in person. This site will accompany us until February, when we’ll have the final version for the Games.”
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.