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05 Sep 2003
Olympic News

Turin 2006 goes on tour

The Turin 2006 Organising Committee (TOROC) has launched its regional promotion programme, "Enter the Games". In order to inform the region’s population about the XX Olympic Winter Games, which will take place in the Piedmont capital from 10 to 26 February 2006, TOROC has chosen to use a 480 bhp truck, 16 metres long and weighing 32 tonnes.

Tomba, Belmondo, Gros
The truck contains information boards and multimedia tools as well as testimonials from Alberto Tomba and Stefania Belmondo. It will tour and stop in 10 Piedmont locations during fairs and cultural events. Champions such as Paolo de Chiesa, Piero Gros and Piero Rebaudengo will welcome the truck's visitors on some of these occasions.

Reach out to all citizens
"We want to reach out to all Piedmont citizens", TOROC President Valentino Castellani declared. The aim is to inform and enlighten people about TOROC, explaining the story of the Games, the complexity of the organisation, and conveying emotions and values regarding sport and the Olympic Games.” For the next step TOROC is considering a national tour.

Olympic Stadium: construction begun
This week the work for the renovation of the Olympic Stadium began in Turin. As a first step part of the existing local stadium will have to be demolished before work begins on the reconstruction of the stadium where the Opening and Closing Ceremonies will take place.

Ice skating rink in most famous riding school
This week TOROC received permission from the army to install the ice skating rink for curling competitions in the most famous riding school in Italy, in Pinerolo. The indoor arena is the place where Captain Caprilli devised a riding technique which is still considered the best in the world. The plant will undergo renovation work over the next few months.

Official site of Turin 2006
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