Where were the Winter Olympic Games 2006
2006 Winter Olympics were held in the northern Italian city of Turin. The opening ceremony took place on February 10, and the closing - 26 February. The celebrations were held at the Olympic Stadium in the southern part of the city, specially converted so that it amounted to a complex with modern ice palace Palasport Olimpico.
Due to the reconstruction of the sports complex could accommodate 35 000 spectators. On the opening day of the Olympics stadium was filled to capacity, and on the TV for the broadcast watched about 2 billion people. Olympic oath on behalf of athletes said skier Giorgio Rocca. The honor to light the Olympic flame was given the famous skier Stefania Belmondo. At the Turin Winter Olympics, 84 sets of medals in 15 kinds of sports have been played. were tasked to the Russian team: win 25 medals, of which at least 6 gold. As a result, our Olympians have received 22 medals: 8 gold, 6 silver and 8 bronze, finishing in the end the 4th place team. We are ahead of the national teams of Germany, USA and Austria. This result is quite good, especially considering the 8 medals the highest standard. Two gold medals were won by our biathletes: at a distance of 15 kilometers (Svetlana Ishmuratova) and in the relay 4 * 6 km. Three gold brought us traditionally strong skating: in the competitions of sports pairs, ice dancing and men's figure skating, where apart from the competition was Evgeni Plushenko. The first two places were won by skiers and skiers: in the men's race by 30 kilometers (half the distance - the classic swing, half - ridge) and in the women's relay. And another gold brought to the treasury of the Russian team speed skater Svetlana Zhurova at a distance of 500 meters. Figure skater Irina Slutskaya, a victory which had high hopes, eventually finished third. Most of the experts and the audience felt that Irina definitely deserve high marks, and that the arbitrators simply did not dare to give the Russian team a fourth, the last gold medal in figure skating. As a result, he became a champion figure skater Shizuka Arakawa of Japan, American Sasha Cohen finished second. And our hockey team, alas, not only failed to win, but in the consolation match for the bronze medal team lost to the Czech Republic. In general, the game in Turin held at a good level, complaints to their organization and conduct was not.