TORINO 2006: The Olympic Flame Arrives In Turin In Only Two Months
The Olympic Flame will arrive in the City of Turin in exactly two months. While the flame will be used to light the Olympic cauldron at the Opening Ceremony on 10 February 2006, it will arrive in the Olympic Host City the day before, as the passion surrounding the XX Olympic Winter Games – Torino 2006 reaches its pre-Games crescendo. The Torino 2006 Games will begin in 56 days.
Olympic Torch Relay – The Story So Far
We are currently on day nine of the Torino 2006 Olympic Torch Relay, with the Relay making its way up the western coast of Italy. Thus far, the Relay has travelled from the Italian capital, Rome, to the city of Pisa, where the flame will stay overnight this evening. The flame has also stayed in the cities of Rieti, Perugia, Siena, Livorno, Florence and Lucca during its Italian journey. The Olympic Torch Relay will visit the town of La Spezia tomorrow, before arriving in Genoa on Sunday.
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 11,300km, 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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General and historical information on past torch relays
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