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2006-02-27 06:03:04

By Simon Evans TURIN (Reuters) - The medals have all been won and the flame has been put out but on Monday Turin was dealing with the final challenge of the Winter Olympics -- getting thousands of people out of the city and on their way home.

2006-02-26 10:07:06

By Gideon Long PRAGELATO, Italy (Reuters) - Italians flocked to the Alps this weekend to see Giorgio win gold. They did not expect their hero to be Giorgio di Centa.

2006-02-24 13:34:04

SESTRIERE, Italy (Reuters) - Alpine skier Bode Miller has recovered from a twisted ankle and is ready to race in the Turin Olympic slalom on Saturday, United States team officials said on Friday.

2006-02-24 12:51:01

SESTRIERE, Italy (Reuters) - All 10 Austrian athletes tested during a drugs swoop last Saturday by International Olympic Committee (IOC) officials at the Winter Games have proved negative, Leo Wallner, president of the Austrian Olympic Committee, told Reuters on Friday.

2006-02-22 11:54:39

SESTRIERE, Italy (Reuters) - Bode Miller twisted his ankle playing basketball but should be fit to race the final Alpine skiing event of the Turin Olympics, his American team said on Wednesday.

2006-02-21 12:13:10

By Sophie Hardach SESTRIERE, Italy (Reuters) - The two Austrian biathletes, who left the Winter Olympics at the weekend, may have used illegal methods, a top Austrian Ski Federation official told a news conference on Tuesday.

2006-02-21 11:44:26

SESTRIERE, Italy (Reuters) - The two Austrian biathletes who left the Winter Olympics at the weekend may have used illegal methods, an Austrian Ski Federation top official told a news conference on Tuesday.

2006-02-20 07:27:01

SESTRIERE, Italy (Reuters) - French Alpine skier Pierre-Emmanuel Dalcin has been fined 5,000 Swiss francs ($3,800) for making a rude gesture in the finish area after Saturday's men's Olympic super-G. Dalcin had led after 17 skiers when the race was stopped by heavy snow and poor visibility.

2006-02-20 07:23:53

By Clare Fallon SESTRIERE, Italy (Reuters) - Canada's Francois Bourque surprised even himself by taking the lead after the first leg of the men's Alpine skiing giant slalom at the Turin Olympics on Monday.

2006-02-20 06:18:22

By Clare Fallon SESTRIERE, Italy (Reuters) - Canada's Francois Bourque surprised even himself by taking the lead after the first leg of the men's Alpine skiing giant slalom at the Turin Olympics on Monday.


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