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2006-02-27 02:49:58

By Rachel Sanderson TURIN (Reuters) - The best indication of Italy's reaction to the Turin Winter Olympics came by way of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. For the media tycoon and owner of AC Milan football club, the biggest sports story of the past three weeks was nothing to do with the Games. Berlusconi, facing a general election in April and with a keen eye for what moves the Italian public, failed to make it to Turin until the closing ceremony. But he had no problem...

2006-02-27 00:55:07

By Jane Barrett TURIN (Reuters) - Before the Winter Olympics, most of Turin griped about the Games -- the traffic chaos while a new subway was built, the dust from building sites, the sense that those millions would be better spent on them than on sport. By the time the skating and skiing ended, however, many had been won over by the Olympic spirit and hoped that 16 days in the international spotlight would translate into great things for a depressed city. For the last century,...

2006-02-26 04:34:15

By Karolos Grohmann TURIN (Reuters) - A handful of speedskaters aged thirtysomething and a smiling Italian stole the show at the Oval Lingotto with memorable performances during the Turin Winter Olympics. While a feud between Americans Chad Hedrick and Shani Davis was raging off the ice, Italian Enrico Fabris became his country's most successful Olympian at one Games with three medals. Svetlana Zhurova, who had been trying to win a big title for over 14 years but always came up a...

2006-02-21 14:52:52

By Elizabeth Piper TURIN (Reuters) - Put it down to different philosophies, different outlooks or just a lack of friendship, but a simmering rivalry between two top U.S. speedskaters put paid on Tuesday to their dreams of another Olympic gold medal. Shani Davis and Chad Hedrick were pushed down the medal rostrum by Italian Enrico Fabris in the 1,500 meters and after the race it was clear that there was no love lost between them. Hedrick, the world record holder at the distance who...

2006-02-21 14:43:31

By Karolos Grohmann TURIN (Reuters) - Speedskater Enrico Fabris on Tuesday became the most successful Italian male athlete at a single Winter Olympics when he won the gold medal in the 1,500 meters at the Turin Games. In front of a sell-out crowd of 6,000 at Turin's Oval Lingotto rink Fabris provided another sparkling performance after winning gold in the team pursuit and bronze in the 5,000 meters with a mesmerizing race. His record of three medals in one Games surpasses that of...

2006-02-21 12:37:59

By Karolos Grohmann TURIN (Reuters) - Italian speedskater Enrico Fabris stunned a sell-out crowd at Turin's Oval Lingotto rink on Tuesday winning the gold medal in the men's 1,500 meters at the Winter Olympics. Fabris provided another sparkling performance after winning gold in the team pursuit and bronze in the 5,000 meters with a mesmerizing race of 1:45.97, ahead of Americans Shani Davis and world record holder Chad Hedrick, who had to settle for bronze. Sitting in the center of...

2006-02-21 12:17:14

TURIN (Reuters) - Italian speedskater Enrico Fabris stunned a sell-out crowd at Turin's Oval Lingotto rink on Tuesday winning the gold medal in the men's 1,500 meters at the Winter Olympics. Fabris provided another stunning performance after winning gold in the team pursuit and bronze in the 5,000 meters, with a mesmerizing race of 1:45.97, ahead of Americans Shani Davis and world record holder Chad Hedrick. Sitting in the center of the rink, Fabris, 24, waited impatiently for...

2006-02-16 13:24:19

TURIN (Reuters) - Host nation Italy seized the speedskating men's team pursuit gold medal at the Winter Olympics on Thursday with a convincing victory over Canada in the final. Italy led from the start and extended their lead to 2.82 seconds by the finish, drawing roars from the home crowd. The Dutch took the bronze after outpacing Norway. The win by the Italians gives Enrico Fabris his second medal of the Games, having won bronze in the individual 5,000 meters.

2006-02-15 16:15:24

By Karolos Grohmann TURIN (Reuters) - Italy shattered Chad Hedrick's dream of winning five gold medals at the Turin Games when they beat his U.S. speedskating men's pursuit team on Wednesday to move into the semi-finals. Inspired by a crowd of 2,000, Enrico Fabris, who won a surprise bronze medal in the 5,000 meters on Saturday, produced another glittering performance to lead Italy to victory. The Italians quickly moved ahead after 300 meters but the Americans caught up only to fall...

2006-02-15 15:18:01

By Karolos Grohmann TURIN (Reuters) - Italy on Wednesday shattered Chad Hedrick's dream of winning five gold medals at the Turin Games when they beat his U.S. speedskating men's pursuit team to move into the semi-finals. Inspired by a crowd of some 2,000, Enrico Fabris, who won a surprise bronze medal in the 5,000 meters on Saturday, produced another glittering performance to lead Italy to victory. The Italians quickly moved ahead after 300 meters but the Americans caught up only to...


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