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19 Jan 2005
Olympic News

Turin 2006: Skating Test For TOROC

The Organising Committee for the XX Olympic Winter Games – Turin 2006 (TOROC) will help to organise the ISU European Figure Skating Championships, which will run from 25 January to 30 January 2005 at the Palavela in Turin, in order to test its organisation, services and the Palavela ice rink. This high profile event will allow TOROC to test many facets of its preparations under full competition conditions.

Principal Areas Of Testing
The principal areas that will be tested by TOROC during this event will be accreditation, sports, volunteers, ticketing, the school programme, transport, anti-doping procedures, catering and refreshment services, technology, sports production, press services and security.

6,000 Accreditations and 700 Volunteers
The most noteworthy activities of this test period are the 6,000 accreditations that TOROC will issue for three Sports Events that are taking place this month, the involvement of 700 volunteers for the short track and figure skating events, the operation of spectator services, which will have to deal with a sold-out venue for some of the competition, the press room facilities with 230 work stations and a photographers’ area and finally, the site security that will operate in collaboration with the police force.

Torino Ice 2005
The European Figure Skating Championships are one of five sports events that fall under the banner of “Torino Ice 2005”. The other events, which include the European Short Track Championship (already completed), the ISU Speed Skating World Cup, an International Hockey Tournament and an International Sledge Hockey Tournament, will allow TOROC to test its systems and the ice venues ahead of the XX Olympic Winter Games in 2006. These top-level events should also give the local population the chance to get better acquainted with some of the Olympic winter sports that will be on show during the Turin Games.

Turin 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 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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