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07 Mar 2005
Olympic News

Torino 2006: new volunteers’ website launched

A brand new website has been launched to help people wanting to volunteer at the XX Olympic Winter Games – Torino 2006 and those that sign up gain the most from this often unforgettable Olympic experience. aims to help the volunteer community, at next winter’s Olympic Games, learn about being a volunteer, share their experiences and emotions, and stay informed about the issues affecting the volunteers.

Getting involved
The noi2006 website contains much information for would-be volunteers. The site contains information about the Torino 2006 Olympic project: how to sign up as a volunteer, a calendar of meetings and a how-to-be-a-volunteer section. The site, which is only available in Italian, will allow all those still hesitating about becoming a volunteer to find the information they are looking for and hear testimonials from people already involved in the programme.

A one-stop shop
The site has been designed in order to give the volunteers a one-stop shop for all their community needs, and will give them access to photos and stories about volunteers who have already participated in the Sports Events, the latest volunteer news, a newsletter, volunteer programme statistics, a video area and a calendar giving all the key volunteer dates. A chat area, which will allow the volunteers to share experiences and make new friends through the volunteer programme, will soon be added to these elements. The website will also be used to help volunteers learn about the training possibilities that being an Olympic volunteer offers.

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 venues. 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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