Latest Turin Stories

2006-02-21 10:12:17

By Nelson Graves TURIN (Reuters) - On the podium of Olympic languages, French takes bronze. Third place is not good enough for Lise Bissonnette, who has come to Turin to see if the mother tongue of Moliere gets the respect it deserves.

2006-02-21 10:50:00

By Pritha Sarkar TURIN (Reuters) - Sasha Cohen opted to catch up on some precious beauty sleep ahead of her late night date at the Winter Olympics on Tuesday.

2006-02-21 02:35:00

It is a Zamboni, a plodding machine used to resurface the ice at Olympic venues that has inspired a cult-like following in Canada but remains an odd curiosity for Italians watching these Winter Games despite the fact it is an invention that has its roots deep in the Piedmont region.

2006-02-20 19:16:35

By Steve Ginsburg TURIN (Reuters) - The flourishing rivalry between American speedskaters Shani Davis and Chad Hedrick resumes on Tuesday with the chase for the Olympic 1,500-meter gold medal.

2006-02-20 16:28:42

By Sofia Hilden TURIN (Reuters) - The head of the World Anti-Doping Agency says he is disappointed with Austrian sports chiefs after Italian prosecutors found dozens of syringes and drugs in a raid on the Austrian Winter Olympics bases.

2006-02-20 15:48:08

By Nelson Graves and Boris Groendahl TURIN/VIENNA (Reuters) - A former Austrian coach was charged with assault on Monday and admitted to a psychiatric hospital as a doping investigation sent shockwaves through the winter sports power and the Olympic Games.

2006-02-20 15:28:42

By Ossian Shine TURIN (Reuters) - Three Austrian Winter Olympic golds provided a perfect counterweight to the extraordinary doping saga which continued to rock their team on Monday.

2006-02-20 10:16:56

By Pritha Sarkar TURIN (Reuters) - Sasha Cohen has become the mystery woman of the Winter Olympics. Michelle Kwan's early departure from Turin left Cohen as the United States' only realistic hope of a medal in the women's event.

2006-02-20 10:10:32

By Jane Barrett TURIN (Reuters) - Austria's Winter Olympic team, rocked by an extraordinary doping saga, finally had reason to celebrate on Monday when Benjamin Raich and Michaela Dorfmeister stormed to gold on the ski slopes.

2006-02-20 07:43:24

By Jane Barrett TURIN (Reuters) - A doping row blighting the Austrian biathlon and cross-country teams dominated the Winter Olympics on Monday but skiers were able to return to the slopes after a day of heavy snowfall.

Word of the Day
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.