Latest Turin Stories

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.

2006-02-19 10:33:20

By Antonella Ciancio and Sophie Hardach TURIN/PRAGELATO, Italy (Reuters) - A row broke out over night-time raids and doping tests on some of Austria's Olympic athletes on Sunday while Italian magistrates put their banned coach Walter Mayer under investigation.

2006-02-19 07:42:04

By Antonella Ciancio and Sophie Hardach TURIN/PRAGELATO, Italy (Reuters) - Italian magistrates have put banned Austrian biathlon coach Walter Mayer under formal investigation, a judicial source said on Sunday, a day after police raided the team's bases at the Winter Olympics.

2006-02-19 06:26:21

By Antonella Ciancio TURIN (Reuters) - Italian police did not find banned Austrian biathlon coach Walter Mayer when they raided team bases at the Winter Olympics late on Saturday, a police source said on Sunday.

2006-02-18 20:20:46

By Ossian Shine TURIN (Reuters) - Italian police raided Austria's biathlon and cross-country skiing team bases on suspicion of doping late on Saturday, casting a pall over a day that made Olympic history at the Winter Games.

2006-02-18 18:40:26

By Antonella Ciancio TURIN (Reuters) - Italian police staged raids on the Austrian biathlon team's Winter Olympics quarters on Saturday, an Austrian Olympic chief and investigative source told Reuters. The Austrian cross-country team were also subjected to a raid, an Austrian team source said.

2006-02-18 15:23:33

By Karolos Grohmann TURIN (Reuters) - American Joey Cheek on Saturday donated the $15,000 he will receive from the U.S. Olympic Committee for his men's speedskating 1,000 meters silver medal he won at the Turin Games to a charity. He says his efforts here have so far raised $250,000.

2006-02-18 11:05:31

By Ossian Shine TURIN (Reuters) - Double Olympic history was created in half an hour on Saturday when Kjetil Andre Aamodt and Janica Kostelic became the most successful Olympic Alpine skiers of all time.

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