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14 Jan 2004

Turin 2006: Two years of hard work ahead

During three days of meetings and venue tours, the 6th Coordination Commission visit to Turin allowed International Olympic Committee (IOC) members, staff and experts to study progress made by the Organising Committee for the Turin 2006 Olympic and Paralympic Games (TOROC).

"Pleased with work completed"
"We were pleased to see how much work has been completed since our last visit, but there is no reason to be complacent. Construction timelines are very tight. In some cases, venues are not due to be ready until just weeks before the test events that are critically important to Games preparations," said Commission Chairman Jean-Claude Killy. "TOROC will soon reach the two-year-to-go mark and will do so with no time to spare."

Enthusiasm in Turin
"The enthusiasm of people here for the Games is clear to see" Killy mentioned during a press conference in Turin. "It is time, also, for people all over the country to remember that Turin won the right to host the Games not just for Piedmont, but for all of Italy. Over the next 24 months, TOROC's communications efforts will reach out to the whole country", he added.

Team effort
"As TOROC's organisation grows, filling its impressive new offices, the challenge of integrating the various Olympic Games functions grows too," said Killy. "Organising the Olympic Games is a team effort: all of TOROC's staff will be brought together by the challenges of the next two years, working alongside their partners at city, regional and national level."

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