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08 Feb 2005
Olympic News

Turin 2006: Test events mark one year countdown

From the new ice rink beneath the Palavela’s sweeping roof, to the sliding centre in Cesana Pariol, the sight of sports at future Olympic venues provides a tangible demonstration of just how far the preparations have come in their long journey from the bid to the XX Olympic Winter Games in Turin.

Taken together, the series of events also provides a vital opportunity for the Organising Committee for the Turin 2006 Olympic Winter Games (TOROC) to test its plans, provide its people with further experience of high-level competition and even give spectators a small taste of the great things ahead.

With a year remaining before the Opening Ceremony of the Turin Games, world-class sport has already come to the city and the nearby mountains. The list of important events still to happen on the road to Turin:

- 10-13 February 2005 - Biathlon, World Cup - Cesana - San Sicario

- 9-11 February 2005 - Snowboard, FIS World Cup - Bardonecchia

- 11-12 February 2005 - Nordic Combined, FIS World Cup - Pragelato

- 11-12 February 2005 - Ski Jumping, FIS World Cup - Pragelato

- 18-19 February 2005 - Freestyle Skiing, FIS World Cup - Sauze d'Oulx

- 25-27 February 2005 - Alpine Skiing, FIS World Cup - Cesana - San Sicario

- 3-13 March 2005 - Curling, World Junior Championships - Pinerolo-Palaghiaccio

-15-17 March 2005 - International Paralympic Tournament Wheelchair Curling - Pinerolo-Palaghiaccio

- 4-6 November 2005 - International Paralympic Tournament Ice Sledge Hockey - Turin Esposizioni

- 9-11 November 2005 - Ice Hockey, Olympic Palasport and Turin Esposizioni

- 9-12 December 2005 - Speed Skating, World Cup - Oval Lingotto

Learn more on Turin 2006
Official website of Turin 2006
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