Latest Turin Stories

2006-02-14 12:07:59

By Steve Keating TURIN (Reuters) - When the Italian women took the ice in their Olympic ice hockey opener their objective was to hold Canada to less than 20 goals.

2006-02-14 11:23:01

By Jane Barrett TURIN (Reuters) - With so much en

2006-02-14 08:47:19

By Alan Crosby TURIN (Reuters) - Wayne Gretzky and Canada's hockey team arrived in Turin on Tuesday to defend their gold medal but questions over illegal gambling followed him across the Atlantic and threatened to overshadow their Olympic bid.

2006-02-14 06:30:00

Zhang Dan is only 20 and probably knows nothing of the great acts of courage and defiance which have graced the Olympics Games over the past 110 years.

2006-02-13 22:07:20

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - NBC's first three days of Winter Olympics coverage, punctuated by news that the U.S. team's biggest name had dropped out, dominated Nielsen's prime-time ratings but posted predictably sharp declines from the 2002 Salt Lake City Games.

2006-02-13 07:25:01

By Rachel Sanderson TURIN (Reuters) - One of the places to be at these Olympics is outside a luxury goods store in downtown Turin.

2006-02-13 07:23:24

By Mark Ledsom SAN SICARIO (Reuters) - The Olympic opening ceremony was not even underway last Friday before the first decisions of the Turin Winter Games were being announced.

2006-02-13 04:20:00

Unassuming Barbara Salmoiraghi is in the front lines of a swat team that can make frenzied beer-guzzling men take their hats off.

2006-02-12 10:25:11

By Pritha Sarkar TURIN (Reuters) - Michelle Kwan's decade-long hunt for Olympic gold came to a tearful end on Sunday after the American pulled out of the Winter Olympics with a groin strain. One of the most successful skaters of all time, she owns a record-equaling nine U.S.

2006-02-12 06:33:43

By Pritha Sarkar TURIN (Reuters) - American Michelle Kwan pulled out of the Winter Olympics on Sunday after suffering a groin injury during practice. Kwan, a five-times world champion, sustained a groin strain on Saturday at the Palaghiaccio practice ice rink in Turin, the U.S.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.