Latest Turin Stories

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.

2006-02-18 08:02:24

By Jane Barrett TURIN (Reuters) - How cold is a block of ice? That question keeps Dennis Allen busy from morning to night as he cools and warms the Palavela rink in Turin, trying to concoct perfect conditions for two very different sports.

2006-02-17 19:00:07

By Jon Bramley TURIN (Reuters) - A derailed snowboarder, a dreadlocked Ethiopian and a Siberian mother who faces an Italian criminal inquiry into taking drugs were the unlikely limelight hoggers of the Winter Olympics on Friday.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.