Latest Valentino Castellani Stories

2006-02-27 00:55:07

By Jane Barrett TURIN (Reuters) - Before the Winter Olympics, most of Turin griped about the Games -- the traffic chaos while a new subway was built, the dust from building sites, the sense that those millions would be better spent on them than on sport. By the time the skating and skiing ended, however, many had been won over by the Olympic spirit and hoped that 16 days in the international spotlight would translate into great things for a depressed city. For the last century,...

2006-02-06 10:09:23

By Ossian Shine TURIN (Reuters) - Coach loads of Italian schoolchildren will be bussed in to boost crowds at the Turin Winter Olympics, organizers said on Monday. The children will be given cut-price tickets to help fill the stands at less popular events, president of the organizing committee Valentino Castellani told a news conference. "Spectators are part of the show," Castellani said. "They create the atmosphere. "We've sold more than 700,000 tickets which is, let's say, 85...

2005-09-13 11:52:59

By Sophie Hardach and Antonella Ciancio TURIN (Reuters) - With 150 days left before the start of the 2006 Winter Olympics, organizers say they are ready for the Turin games after a year fraught with financial problems and organizational hiccups. All but three Olympic venues are ready to go, Valentino Castellani, president of the TOROC organizing committee, told Reuters in an interview. "Work on the venues has basically been completed," Castellani said at TOROC's bustling Turin...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.