TORINO 2006: The Olympic Flame arrives in Milan
The Olympic flame today arrived in the city of Milan, where it will stay until tomorrow. It will then continue its journey, visiting the town of Varese tomorrow. This is the 51st day of the Torino 2006 Olympic Torch Relay. The XX Olympic Winter Games – Torino 2006 begin in 12 days.
The Duomo, The Scala, The Stock Exchange and Fashion
The Olympic Torch Relay has arrived in the city of Milan, which boasts the Duomo, the Scala and the stock exchange, and which is known worldwide as a fashion capital. The Olympic flame was carried by several sports personalities today, notably, Maurizio Margaglio and Barbara Fusar-Poli, who won the figure skating bronze medal in Salt Lake City in 2002; Igor Cassina, gold medallist on the horizontal bars in Athens; Ivano Brugnetti, Athens gold medallist in the men’s 20km walk; and Andrei Schevchenko, the 2004 Golden Ball award winner of AC Milan.
Torino 2006 Olympic Torch Relay
The Torino 2006 Olympic Torch Relay began on 8 December 2005 in Rome and will tour the length and breadth of Italy for 64 days. It will cover a total distance of 11,300 km, visiting 140 cities, 107 provinces and all of Italy’s regions, as well as the neighbouring National Olympic Committees (NOCs) of San Marino, Slovenia, Austria, Switzerland and France. There will be 10,001 torchbearers, who will carry the flame to Turin, where it will arrive on 10 February 2006.
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 one million spectators are expected to participate in this 20th edition of the Winter Games.
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