Latest Turin Stories

2006-02-26 14:34:12

By Steve Keating TURIN (Reuters) - While Sweden celebrated a gold medal win over Nordic neighbors Finland in Olympic men's ice hockey it is unlikely Detroit Red Wings supporters were as excited.

2006-02-26 14:21:01

By Pritha Sarkar TURIN (Reuters) - Italian cross-country skier Giorgio di Centa provided a fairytale finale for the Turin Winter Olympics on Sunday, fuelling celebrations to close the 20th Games.

2006-02-26 09:37:51

By Pritha Sarkar TURIN (Reuters) - Italian cross-country skier Giorgio di Centa popped the champagne corks early on Sunday as Turin prepared to celebrate late into the night the end of the 20th Winter Olympics.

2006-02-26 03:57:04

By Karolos Grohmann TURIN (Reuters) - A week-long Austrian doping saga involving night-time raids, police and drugs testers may have dominated headlines at the Turin Olympics yet the Games were among the cleanest yet.

2006-02-25 22:14:52

By Nelson Graves TURIN (Reuters) - The keepers of the flame live in a hole and survive on cold cereal, crackers and baked beans. Federico Fiorini pressed the green button that ignited the Olympic cauldron at the start of the Turin Games.

2006-02-24 15:52:22

By Pritha Sarkar TURIN (Reuters) - Chad Hedrick came to the Winter Olympics gunning for five golds. He won only one but that has not silenced the outspoken speedskater.

2006-02-23 20:36:44

By Steve Ginsburg TURIN (Reuters) - Janica Kostelic's vacillating health and a tricky weather pattern over the Italian Alps were lingering questions heading into Friday's giant slalom, the final women's Alpine ski race of the Olympics.

2006-02-23 16:50:24

By Elizabeth Piper TURIN (Reuters) - With a doping scandal refusing to fade, Austrian officials locked horns with Olympic chiefs on Thursday accusing them of punishing their team unnecessarily. Austria were not the only team to be licking their wounds.

2006-02-23 12:21:19

By Karolos Grohmann TURIN (Reuters) - German speedskater Anni Friesinger has pulled out of Saturday's 5,000 meters race, hours after she placed fourth in her strongest event, the 1,500, and left the ice rink in tears, a German team official said.

2006-02-23 11:00:00

The ouster of the United States men's ice hockey team from the Olympic Games has capped the decline of a once-powerful American program that now must rebuild.

Word of the Day
  • Growing in low tufty patches.
The word 'cespitose' comes from a Latin word meaning 'turf'.