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Turin 2006 Winter Olympics, Italy

The City of Turin: Turin is the capital of the Piedmont region in Italy . Turin is also a major industrial city in north western Italy.

The Italian name of Turin is "Torino" . Turin is located on the west bank of the river Po . Turin is surrounded by the Alps in the west and north and by the Monferrato hills in the south. The Cathedral and the Holy Shroud, Mole Antonelliana, Galleria Sabauda, Basilica di Superga, Parco del Valentino are some major landmarks in Turin .

The Twentieth Winter Olympics: The 2006 Winter Olympics were officially known as the X X Olympic Winter Games. The games were held in Turin, the capital of the Piedmont region in Italy.

Venue: 2006 Winter Summer Games were held at Stadio Comunale di Torino or Stadio Olimpico di Torino in Turin in Italy. Stadio Olimpico di Torino is a multi use stadium built in 1933 . The stadium was originally known as Stadio Mussolini . Now, after the completion of the 2006 Winter Summer Games , the stadium has been renamed Stadio Grande Torino .

Participants: 2663 participants competed in the 2006 Winter Summer Games . The 80 countries which participated in the Games were Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Canada, Chile, China, Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, FYR Macedonia, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, DPR Korea, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Monaco, Moldova, Mongolia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Senegal, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Yugoslavia and Virgin Islands.

Events: There were 84 events in 7 sports in the twentieth Winter Summer Games in 2006. The sports were categorized into 15 disciplines. The sports included were alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh, figure skating, free style skiing, ice hockey, luge, cross-country skiing, curling, Nordic combined, snowboarding, ski jumping, skeleton, short track speed skating and speed skating.

Medal Count: Germany became the winner of the games winning 29 medals in total ( 11 gold, 12 silver, 6 bronze medals) . USA won total 25 medals with 9 gold, 9 silver and 7 bronze medals. Italy , the host country won 11 medals in total with 5 gold and 6 bronze medals.

A Brief Description of the Turin, Italy Winter Summer Games, 2006: The twentieth Winter Summer Games were held from 10 th February to 26 th February in Turin, the capital of the Piedmont region in Italy. The games were officially opened by Carlo Azeglio Ciampi. The athletes uttered the Olympic oath led by Giorgio Rocca. The judges took the Olympic oath led by Fabio Bianchetti. In the stadium the Olympic Flame was lit by Stefania Belmondo. This was the second time the Winter Summer Games were held in Italy .


  2006 Winter Olympics Medal Table  
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Germany 1112629
2 United States 99725
3 Austria 97723
4 Russia 86822
5 Canada 710724
6 Sweden 72514
7 South Korea 63211
8 Switzerland 54514
9 Italy 50611
10 France 3249
11 Netherlands 3249
12 Estonia 3003
13 Norway 28919
14 China 24511
15 Czech Republic 1214
16 Croatia 1203
17 Australia 1012
18 Japan 1001
19 Finland 0639
20 Poland 0112
21 Belarus 0101
22 Bulgaria 0101
23 Great Britain 0101
24 Slovakia 0101
25 Ukraine 0022
26 Latvia 0011

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2006 Winter Olympics Medal Table 1964 Winter Olympics Medal Table
2002 Winter Olympics Medal Table 1960 Winter Olympics Medal Table
1998 Winter Olympics Medal Table 1956 Winter Olympics Medal Table
1994 Winter Olympics Medal Table 1952 Winter Olympics Medal Table
1992 Winter Olympics Medal Table 1948 Winter Olympics Medal Table
1988 Winter Olympics Medal Table 1936 Winter Olympics Medal Table
1984 Winter Olympics Medal Table 1932 Winter Olympics Medal Table
1980 Winter Olympics Medal Table 1928 Winter Olympics Medal Table
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Team USA defeated team Serbia to win its third straight basketball gold medal in Men’s Basketball tournament. The winning team’s coach Mike Krzyzewski was utmost delighted with his team’s victory on the final day of Rio 2016 Olympic Games. USA won by a 19-15 lead and this is their 25th straight victory at the Olympic Games in addition to the 15th straight victory in the basketball tournament. 

Mo Farah of Great Britain has bagged the gold by winning the 5000 meters final and completed the double double. According to media reports, with this victory Farah has become the second man in the history of Olympics to be able to successfully defend his 5000 and 10000 Olympic championships. His victory is being hailed on Twitter with some calling him the greatest long distance runner of all time. Meanwhile, the silver medal has gone to Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo and Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia has bagged the bronze.

In the women's event, Caster Semenya of South Africa won the Olympic gold in the 800m. She won in one minute 55.28 seconds.  Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi won the silver medal and Kenya's Margaret Nyairera Wambui bagged the bronze.

Chen Long of China has taken gold medal in the Rio Olympics 2016 after defeating Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, who has won a silver in men’s badminton today. Lee was facing pressure not to lose the match. He beat Lin Dan of China in the semi-final. Lee and Lin, both are considered to be the best players of their time. With Lee’s defeat, Malaysia has missed out the chance of getting an Olympic gold medal.

 

Italy came up with a win and is heading to men's volleyball final against Brazil, after defeating USA. The US men's volleyball team tried all their survival skills, but could not stand in front of Italy. The winning team's thriller was 30-28, 26-28, 9-25, 25-22, 15-9. After it was over, US coach John Speraw said that the team was not skilled enough and they did not execute on some of the opportunities, which Italy flawlessly did

French boxer Estelle Mossely celebrated her 24th birthday by winning a gold medal in Women’s lightweight boxing championship. She defeated China’s Yin Junhua after the end of four rounds that had the two defending champions leveled on the scorecards of three judges. The bronze medals were earned by Mira Potkonen of Finland and Anastasia Beliakova of Russia.


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