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Turin
2006

DateFebruary 10 - February 26
CountryItaly
Athletes2508
Teams80
Events84
Turin 2006
Turin 2006 Official Film | Bud Greenspan's Torino 2006: Stories of Olympic Glory
Originals01:26:34
The Olympic legend of Evgeni Plushenko
Turin 2006: Short track glory sparks new dawn for Italian female skating
Flame Catchers
Torino 2006 - Closing Ceremony
Replay02:28:18

About the Games

A Record Games

With a population of more than 900,000, Turin became the largest city ever to host the Olympic Winter Games. A record 2,508 athletes from 80 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) competed, and 26 NOCs took home medals—another record.

Expanding Coverage

For the first time, live video coverage of the Games was available on mobile phones. Video coverage was available in 18 countries on five continents. In another first, television viewers in Mongolia and Azerbaijan were also able to watch all the action. Surfing the internet for results proved popular too, with torino2006.org registering approximately 700 million page views, and the site of the International Olympic Committee, Olympic.org, over 32 million.

Debuts and Firsts

Albania, Madagascar and Ethiopia were all represented for the first time. Claudia Pechstein of Germany became the first speed skater to earn nine career medals, and with his victory in the Super G, Kjetil Andre Aamodt of Norway became the first Alpine skier to earn four medals in the same event and the first to win four gold medals in total.

Turin
2006

Featured Athletes

All AthletesVisit
Gold
Silver
Bronze
CanadaCanada
1
G
2
S
2
B
United States of AmericaUnited States of America
1
S
GermanyGermany
3
G
Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
3
G

Replays from
Turin 2006

All Replays

Men's Super Giant slalom - Torino 2006

Torino 2006
Turin
2006

Discover the Games

The Brand

A visual identity is developed for each edition of the Olympic Games.

The Medals

Beginning as an olive wreath, medal designs have evolved over the years.

The Mascot

An original image, it must give concrete form to the Olympic spirit.

The Torch

An iconic part of any Olympic Games, each host offers their unique version.