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Sruti
02-11-2006, 03:37 AM
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[glow=darkblue:4af6a130b6]2006 - Winter Olympics - Torino [/glow:4af6a130b6]

http://www.torino2006.org/bin/OlympicGames/photogallery/C_3_photogallery_72_photos_fot o_5_imagebig.jpg



Opening Ceremony:
http://www.time.com/time/2006/olympics/photoessays/olympics_open_ceremony/?cnn=yes

MSNBC Coverage
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032113/

Official Page
http://www.torino2006.org/ENG/OlympicGames/home/index.html

http://www.torino2006.org/bin/OlympicGames/photogallery/C_3_photogallery_73_photos_fot o_0_imagebig.jpg

san2003
02-11-2006, 04:50 AM
i was thinking of openin the thread on olympics :) good one sruti.. me gonna watch on tv all the sports.. go Aussie!!!! ... cant wait to see all time fav... olympic champ Alisa Camplin on the aerial :b: :ee:

vasan
02-11-2006, 04:51 AM
Wow.. :)

Looking eagerly forward to see Michelle Kwan - my fav and home town legend - try it again.. :b: Very inspiring person, Michelle is.. :b:

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vasan
02-12-2006, 01:06 AM
Chad Hedrick, USA wins speedskating gold.. :clap: :clap:

http://img379.imageshack.us/img379/2731/060211hedrick6ub.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

(total loud mouth.. but terribly talented.. Now the race is on for 4 more Golds... :wink: :P)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11289069/

Kwan had a bad practice.. :( Still struggling with her injury.. Here is to hoping.. :pray:

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coolian
02-12-2006, 02:06 AM
The one neat event (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/winter_sports/4542266.stm) I'm looking forward to seeing.

Oh, and check this out (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/shared/spl/hi/videoguide/winterolympics/html/default.stm) if you're interested in snowboarding.

coolian
02-12-2006, 09:00 PM
Class (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/olympics/2006/02/12/mens.halfpipe.ap/index.html?cnn=yes). That's the only word for Shaun White.

http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2006/olympics/2006/02/12/mens.halfpipe.ap/t1_0212_white_si.jpg

san2003
02-17-2006, 03:28 AM
Gold For Australia :clap: :clap: :b:

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/img/sport/1602_beggsmith_a.jpg

Canadian-born Dale Begg-Smith won the Men's Moguls in Torino .. Australia's 3rd gold so far in winter olympics :)
http://www.sportsline.com/olympics/winter/story/9237324 ... USA's Toby Dawson got bronze :)

i think USA is still leading in the tables rite?? :think:

san2003
02-27-2006, 03:33 AM
Winter Olympics Torino 2006 has come to an end ... now Here We Come Van Couver 2010 :)


Turin hands Olympic circus off to Vancouver Feb. 26, 2006

TURIN, Italy -- Turin's Olympics, a topsy-turvy mix of marvels and misadventures, ended appropriately with a closing-ceremony Carnevale -- a circus-like celebration full of clowns and acrobats, vibrant and often dreamlike.

Fireworks, confetti and pulsating ballads filled the air. At one point, a winged snowboarder hovered high above ground, as if by magic.

Some athletes wore red clown noses Sunday night as they swarmed across the huge stage of Olympic Stadium, waving jubilantly to a backdrop of bouncy Italian songs. Many of the 35,000 spectators donned devil and angel masks in a closing ceremony doubling as the annual Carnevale festival celebrated across Italy this weekend.

Italy had an extra reason to celebrate -- a brand-new national hero as headliner of the first medal ceremony included in a Winter Games' closing festivities. After an Olympics that often lacked star power, Italy's Giorgio di Centa filled the void with a final-day victory in the 50-kilometer cross-country race.

The crowd erupted in cheers and waved a sea of tiny Italian flags as di Centa and his fellow medalists strode to the podium. Helping bestow the medals was di Centa's sister, Manuela, an International Olympic Committee member and former cross-country medalist herself.

Before declaring the Games closed, IOC president Jacques Rogge described the Turin Olympics as "truly magnificent."

"You have succeeded brilliantly in meeting your challenge," he told organizers. "Grazie, Torino."

"We've done it," exulted Valentino Castellani, the organizing committee chief.

While Castellani spoke, an intruder approached the microphone and shouted, "Passion lives in Torino" before being whisked away by security officers. Police said the man was Spanish; he was taken into custody for questioning.

The spotlight then shifted to Vancouver, host of the 2010 Games, with the raising of Canada's Maple Leaf flag and a sonorous rendition of O, Canada by British Columbia-born opera star Ben Heppner. In a relay, an Olympic flag was handed by Turin mayor Sergio Chiamparino to Rogge and then to Vancouver mayor Sam Sullivan

more : http://www.sportsline.com/olympics/winter/story/9269166
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http://images.sportsline.com/u/photos/olympics/img9269378.jpg

Medal Table:

1 Germany 11 Gold 12 Silver 6 Bronze :clap:
2 USA 9 Gold 9 Silver 7 Bronze
3 Canada 7 Gold 10 Silver 7 Bronze

9 Italy 9 Gold 0 Silver 6 Bronze
18 Australia 1 Gold 0 Silver 1 Bronze :clap:

was watchin abit in the morning... will watch replay tonite :)

Sruti
02-27-2006, 11:58 AM
closing ceremony le ricky martin pgm eruthuthu super ah eruthuchu...2010 vancouver...suerp ah erukum

san2003
02-27-2006, 12:32 PM
ricky martin :sm05: :sm05: ..... also andrea bocelli .. tenor great :b: :ee:

sruti .. sori me post the closing details :) neenga closing ceremony patheengala???

Sruti
02-28-2006, 01:41 AM
konjam parthen full ah parkele...bcoz i had some guest in home,.

san2003
02-28-2006, 02:02 AM
i watched the whole thing yesterday nite.. was a replay :) avril lavigne looks good.. she looks different.. canadian performance was awesome :)
n of course ricky martin :sm05: :sm05: :sm05: great comeback :ee:

yogesh220
02-28-2006, 04:38 PM
any word on India???

san2003
03-01-2006, 12:47 AM
India :

Neha Ahuja :
Women's Slalom - finished 51 (finals)
Women's Giant Slalom - finished 42 (finals)

Bahadur Gupta :
Men's Sprint Cross country - finished 78 (preliminary)

Shiva Keshavan :
Men's singles Luge - finished 25 (finals) ... i think this was the best performance for india

Hira Lal :
Men's Giant Slalom - DNF (finals)

there you go yogesh... indian results :) they seem to have a good team.. i mean even though small :)