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2006-02-08 15:24:56

TURIN (Reuters) - The Olympic torch was diverted away from an Italian town on Wednesday because police feared planned protests could harm torch bearers and spectators, organizers said. It was the third town near the Winter Olympics host city of Turin from which the torch was diverted since Sunday. Police told organizers to skirt the town of Avigliana, which lies between Turin and the French border. The Winter Olympics organizing committee (TOROC) said on Sunday police advised...

2006-02-07 12:14:30

By Antonella Ciancio TURIN (Reuters) - Anti-capitalist protesters vowed on Tuesday to mount street demonstrations at the Winter Olympics and try to disrupt U.S. First Lady Laura Bush's visit to the host Italian city. The protests will target the February 10-26 Games and their multinational sponsors, a high-speed train planned for a valley near the host city Turin, a proposed Italian anti-drug law and unemployment, organizers said. "Our goal is to give voice to dissent," Turin...

2006-02-05 12:28:45

By Simon Evans SUSA, Italy (Reuters) - The Olympic torch was diverted away from two towns about 50 kms from Turin on Sunday because of feared trouble from protestors opposed to a rail development. Winter Olympics organizing committee (TOROC) spokesman Stefano Coscia told Reuters that the police had advised that the torch should not to be taken through the Susa Valley towns of Bussoleno and Borgone Susa. Earlier on Sunday, a protestor had briefly covered the torch with a flag during...

2006-02-05 11:21:53

By Simon Evans SUSA, Italy (Reuters) - The Olympic torch was diverted away from two towns some 50 kilometers from Turin on Sunday because of feared trouble from protestors. Winter Olympics organizing committee (TOROC) spokesman Stefano Coscia told Reuters that the police had advised that the torch should not to be taken through the Susa Valley towns of Bussoleno and Burgone Susa. Earlier on Sunday, a protestor had briefly covered the torch with a flag when it entered Italy's Susa...

2006-01-19 10:36:19

By Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - Italy has done everything possible to prevent a terrorist attack during the Turin Winter Games but could still face small-scale protests and disruption, an Olympic security adviser said on Thursday. "Everything that can be done is being done," Peter Ryan, security chief for the Sydney and Athens Olympics and an adviser for Turin, told reporters at a conference in London. "The venues are as secure as we can make them and a lot of training has taken...

2006-01-19 07:55:04

TURIN (Reuters) - Some 370,000 tickets remain unsold for the Winter Olympics which begin on February 10, organizers said on Thursday. Around 630,000 of the 1 million tickets available have been sold with many of the top events close to being sold out. "From a budget point of view this is very positive, and also if we compare it with Greece (host of the 2004 Summer Olympics) it is going well. But this is a country of the last minute," said Cesare Vaciago, director general of Turin...

2005-12-14 16:34:15

ROME (Reuters) - Plans by Italy's cash-strapped government to cut financing for the Turin Winter Olympic Games have sparked outrage from the government's sports supremo and the city's mayor. A government amendment to the 2006 budget currently before parliament proposes to cut 64 million euros ($77 million) of financing from the February 10-26 games, posing the latest in a series of financial hurdles the organizers have had to overcome. "It's certainly not easy to work like this,"...

2005-12-07 11:57:18

TURIN (Reuters) - Protesters blocked roads and railways near Turin on Wednesday to protest against a planned high-speed railway line connecting Italy and France they say damages the environment. Italian media reported there had been overnight clashes between police and protesters, who say the project in northern Italy's Alpine Val di Susa area may release harmful deposits of asbestos in the mountains. About 30 people, including policemen, were injured on Tuesday when police...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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