- 13 Oct 2004
- Olympic News
Toroc Bobs for the Big Apple
The Organising Committee for the XX Olympic Winter Games (TOROC) and the Piedmont Regional Council were in New York City this week promoting the forthcoming Olympic Winter Games. The Opening Ceremony of the Games is scheduled to be held on 10 February 2006 in Turin.
The Italian delegation was in New York to participate in the annual Columbus Day Parade and to promote Turin 2006 more generally in the United States. In a joint venture with the Piedmont Region, TOROC brought a taste of the Turin Games to the parade with a float featuring a bobsleigh, the Italian Alps and the logo of Turin 2006. The TOROC President, Valentino Castellani, was also present in New York and he had the opportunity to present Turin 2006 to the local and international media and to some important political personalities, notably New York’s Mayor, Michael Bloomberg.
Commenting on the event, Castellani said, “An Italian discovered America, now it’s time for America to discover Italy’s Winter Games. We’re proud to bring the charm of the Italian Alps, the excitement of Italy and the spirit of the Olympics to New York on Columbus Day.” He continued, “The Turin Games will feature the beauty and excitement only the Olympic Winter Games can offer, plus an extraordinary mix of Italian culture, fashion and tradition.”
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 seven 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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