The highlight of the Opening Ceremony in Turin was the singing of “Nessun dorma” by Luciano Pavarotti, in his final public performance. Germany may have topped the medal table, but the Italians were cheered on by boisterous crowds, none more so than Giorgio Di Centa, who proved victorious in the men's 50 km cross country skiing event. Also noted by Greenspan is speed skater Enrico Fabris, who took home three medals including two gold. Shizuka Arakawa became the first Japanese woman to win a gold medal in figure skating. Another skater, Joey Cheek, pledges his prize money to a children's...
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Turin 2006 Official Film | Bud Greenspan's Torino 2006: Stories of Olympic Glory