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A.T. Kearney is an American global management consulting firm that focuses on strategic and operational CEO-agenda issues facing businesses, governments and institutions around the globe.
Alfa Romeo Automobiles S.p.A. is a car manufacturer, founded by Frenchman Alexandre Darracq as A.L.F.A. (" Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili", "Lombard Automobile Factory Company") on 24 June 1910, in Milan.
Alpine skiing at the 2006 Winter Olympics consisted of ten events, held at Sestriere and Cesana-San Sicario, Italy.
The Alps (Alpes; Alpen; Alpi; Alps; Alpe) are the highest and most extensive mountain range system that lies entirely in Europe,The Caucasus Mountains are higher, and the Urals longer, but both lie partly in Asia.
Andreas Linger (born 31 May 1981 in Hall in Tirol) is an Austrian retired luger who has competed internationally since 2000.
Anheuser-Busch Companies, LLC is an American brewing company headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.
Anja Sofia Tess Pärson (born 25 April 1981) is a Swedish former alpine skier.
Apolo Anton Ohno (born May 22, 1982) is a retired American short track speed skating competitor and an eight-time medalist (two gold, two silver, four bronze) in the Winter Olympics.
The Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) is an Arab joint-action institution related to the League of Arab States and the Pan-Arab Association of Public Service and Commercial Broadcasters based in Tunis.
ARD (full name: Arbeitsgemeinschaft der öffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunkanstalten der Bundesrepublik Deutschland – Consortium of public broadcasters in Germany) is a joint organisation of Germany's regional public-service broadcasters.
Armando dos Santos (born 1981 or 1982) is a former Brazilian hammer thrower and bobsleigh competitor.
Armin Zöggeler (born 4 January 1974) is a retired Italian luger and double Olympic champion.
The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), formed in 1964, is a non-profit, professional association of broadcasting organisations.
(stylized as asics) is a Japanese multinational corporation which produces footwear and sports equipment designed for a wide range of sports, generally in the upper price range.
All-Asian Satellite Television and Radio Operator (or better known as Astro) is a Malaysian direct broadcast satellite (DBS) Pay TV service.
Atos is a European IT services corporation with its headquarters in Bezons, France and offices worldwide.
Austria competed at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.
The Automobile Club d'Italia (usually known by its acronym ACI) is a non-economic, self-financed statutory corporation of the Italian Republic.
Bardonecchia (Bardonèche or Bardonnèche; Bardonecha) is an Italian town and comune located in the Metropolitan City of Turin, in the Piedmont region, in the western part of Susa Valley.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.
Benjamin Raich (born 28 February 1978 in Arzl im Pitztal, Tyrol) is a retired champion World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic gold medalist from Austria.
Biathlon at the 2006 Winter Olympics consisted of ten biathlon events.
National Olympic Committees select from within their national territory cities to put forward bids to host an Olympic Games.
Five cities made the shortlist with their bids to host the 2004 Summer Olympics (formally known as Games of the XXVIII Olympiad), which were awarded to Athens, on September 5, 1997.
Three bobsleigh events were competed at the 2006 Winter Olympics, at the Cesana Pariol venue.
Samuel Bode Miller (born October 12, 1977) is an American former World Cup alpine ski racer.
In radio and television, broadcast delay is an intentional delay when broadcasting live material.
Canada is a country located in the northern part of North America.
Canada competed at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, with a team of 196 athletes and 220 support staff.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Société Radio-Canada), branded as CBC/Radio-Canada, is a Canadian federal Crown corporation that serves as the national public broadcaster for both radio and television.
The Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) is a Barbados-based centralised content-provider for the various Caribbean media houses in the region.
Carlo Azeglio Ciampi (9 December 1920 – 16 September 2016) was an Italian politician and banker.
Central European Time (CET), used in most parts of Europe and a few North African countries, is a standard time which is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
Cesana Pariol was the venue for bobsled, luge and skeleton during the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.
Cesana San Sicario, located in Cesana, Italy is a location of a venue for the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.
Chandra Crawford (born November 19, 1983) is a Canadian cross-country skier who has competed since 2001 at the age of 16.
China competed at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.
China Central Television (formerly Beijing Television), commonly abbreviated as CCTV, is the predominant state television broadcaster in the People's Republic of China.
The Chinese Television System Inc. is a broadcast television station in the Republic of China (Taiwan) and was founded in 1971.
Chiomonte is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about west of Turin.
Collegno is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about west of Turin.
Cortina d'Ampezzo (Ladin: Anpezo, Ampëz), commonly referred to as Cortina, is a town and comune in the heart of the southern (Dolomitic) Alps in the Veneto region of Northern Italy.
CoSport is a distributor of hospitality packages and tickets to the Olympic games.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS; Tribunal arbitral du sport, TAS) is an international quasi-judicial body established to settle disputes related to sport through arbitration.
Cross-country skiing is a form of skiing where skiers rely on their own locomotion to move across snow-covered terrain, rather than using ski lifts or other forms of assistance.
The cross-country skiing events at the 2006 Winter Olympics featured 12 events, from 11 to 26 February 2006 at Pragelato in Turin.
The Women's 10 kilometre classical cross-country skiing competition at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy was held on 16 February, at Pragelato.
The Women's 15 kilometre pursuit cross-country skiing competition at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy was held on 12 February, at Pragelato.
Curling at the 2006 Winter Olympics was held in the town of Pinerolo, Italy from February 13 to February 24.
DB Schenker is a division of the German rail operator Deutsche Bahn AG that focuses on logistics.
Deutsche Bahn AG (abbreviated as DB, DB AG or DBAG) is a German railway company.
Dominique Maltais (born 9 November 1980) is a Canadian snowboarder, specialising in snowboard cross.
Duff Gibson (born August 11, 1966) is a Canadian skeleton racer who competed from 1999 to 2006.
Eesti Televisioon (ETV) (Estonian Television) is the free-to-air national public television station of Estonia.
Enrico Fabris (born 5 October 1981) is an Italian former long track speed skater who has won three World Cup races and became the first European Allround Champion from Italy when he won the 2006 European Championships one month before the Winter Olympics in Turin.
ESPN (originally an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is a U.S.-based global cable and satellite sports television channel owned by ESPN Inc., a joint venture owned by The Walt Disney Company (80%) and Hearst Communications (20%).
Estonia sent 28 athletes to the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.
Europcar is a French car rental company founded in 1949 in Paris.The head office of the holding company, Europcar Group S.A., is in the business park of Val Saint-Quentin at Voisins-le-Bretonneux (Saint Quentin en Yvelines), France.
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU; Union européenne de radio-télévision, UER) is an alliance of public service media organisations, established on 12 February 1950.
Eurosport is a pan-European television sports network, owned and operated by Discovery, Inc. Discovery took a 20% minority interest share in December 2012, and became the majority shareholder in the Eurosport venture with TF1 in January 2014, taking a 51% share of the company.
Eutelsat S.A. is a European satellite operator.
Evgeni Viktorovich Plushenko (born 3 November 1982) is a Russian former figure skater.
Fabio Bianchetti is a member of the International Skating Union Technical Committee.
FCA Italy S.p.A. (formerly Fiat Group Automobiles S.p.A.) is the Italian subsidiary of the Italian-American automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, dedicated to the production and selling of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles and headquartered in Turin, Italy.
Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane S.p.A. (previously Ferrovie dello Stato, FS) (in English Italian State Railways) is a state-owned holding company that manages infrastructure and services on the Italian rail network.
Four figure skating events at the 2006 Winter Olympics were held at the Palavela in Turin.
France Télévisions (stylized as France.tv) is the French public national television broadcaster.
Four freestyle skiing events were held at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, at the venue in Sauze d'Oulx.
GamesBids.com is an Olympic bid news and information web site created in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, by Robert Livingstone.
General Electric Company (GE) is an American multinational conglomerate incorporated in New York and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
Germany competed at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, winning once again the most total medals of any nation.
Giorgio Di Centa (born October 7, 1972, in Tolmezzo, province of Udine) is an Italian cross country skier who won two gold medals at the 2006 Winter Olympics, including the individual 50 km freestyle race.
Giorgio Rocca (born 6 August 1975) is an Italian former alpine skier, a specialist in slalom skiing.
The United Kingdom competed under the name Great Britain at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.
Helsinki (or;; Helsingfors) is the capital city and most populous municipality of Finland.
Hermann Maier (born 7 December 1972) is an Austrian former World Cup champion alpine ski racer and Olympic gold medalist.
An ice cube is a small, roughly cube-shaped piece of ice (frozen water), conventionally used to cool beverages.
Ice hockey at the 2006 Winter Olympics was held at the Torino Palasport Olimpico and the Torino Esposizioni in Turin, Italy.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC; French: Comité International Olympique, CIO) is a Swiss private non-governmental organisation based in Lausanne, Switzerland, which is the authority responsible for the modern Olympic Games.
The International World Games Association (IWGA) is an international association, recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), that organises every four years since 1981 the multi-sport event called The World Games.
Irina Eduardovna Slutskaya (Ири́на Эдуа́рдовна Слу́цкая Irina Eduardovna Slutskaya; born 9 February 1979) is a Russian former figure skater.
Italcar is an Italian company based in Turin who produces and distributes electric vehicles.
Italy (Italia), officially the Italian Republic (Repubblica Italiana), is a sovereign state in Europe.
Italy was the host nation for the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.
Jacques Jean Marie Rogge, Count Rogge (born 2 May 1942) is a Belgian sports administrator and physician who served as the eighth President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from 2001 to 2013.
Jürgen Pinter (born 30 March 1979 in Villach) is an Austrian cross-country skier.
Jeffrey Thomas "Jeff" Pain (born December 14, 1970) is an American-born, Canadian former skeleton racer who competed from 1995 to 2010.
Jeffrey "Jeff" Buttle (born September 1, 1982) is a Canadian figure skater and choreographer.
Jin Sun-Yu (Hangul: 진선유, Hanja: 陳善有, born December 17, 1988 in Daegu, South Korea) is a South Korean short-track speed skater.
Johannes Eder (born October 19, 1979) is an Austrian cross country skier who has been competing between 1998 and 2007.
Johnson & Johnson is an American multinational medical devices, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods manufacturing company founded in 1886.
The Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy (or Muhammad cartoons crisis) (Danish: Muhammedkrisen) began after the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published 12 editorial cartoons on 30 September 2005, most of which depicted Muhammad, a principal figure of the religion of Islam.
Kati Wilhelm (born 2 August 1976, Schmalkalden) is a German former professional biathlete.
Kjetil André Aamodt (born 2 September 1971) is a former World Cup alpine ski racer from Norway, a champion in the Olympics, World Championships, and World Cup.
Klagenfurt am WörtherseeLandesgesetzblatt 2008 vom 16.
The Eastman Kodak Company (referred to simply as Kodak) is an American technology company that produces imaging products with its historic basis on photography.
Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) is the national public broadcaster of South Korea.
Kristina Šmigun-Vähi (born 23 February 1977 in Tartu) is a former and so far most successful Estonian female cross-country skier.
() is a Japanese multinational ceramics and electronics manufacturer headquartered in Kyoto, Japan.
Lancia is an Italian automobile manufacturer founded in 1906 by Vincenzo Lancia as Lancia & C..
Lascelles Brown (born October 12, 1974 in May Pen) is a Jamaican-born Canadian bobsledder who has competed for three countries since starting his career in 1999.
Latvia competed at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.
Lenovo Group Ltd. or Lenovo PC International, often shortened to Lenovo (formerly stylized as lenovo), is a Chinese multinational technology company with headquarters in Beijing, China and Morrisville, North Carolina.
Leonardo S.p.A., formerly Leonardo-Finmeccanica and Finmeccanica, is an Italian global high-tech company and one of the key players in aerospace, defence and security.
LGBT, or GLBT, is an initialism that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender.
Lindsey Jacobellis (born August 19, 1985 in Danbury, Connecticut) is an American snowboarder from Stratton, Vermont.
This is the list of International Olympic Committee (IOC) meetings.
The Olympic mascots are fictional characters, usually an animal native to the area or human figures, who represent the cultural heritage of the place where the Olympic and Paralympic Games are taking place.
The Luge competition at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games was held at Cesana Pariol in Cesana, Italy.
Manuela Di Centa (born January 31, 1963) is an Italian cross-country skier and former Olympic athlete.
Manulife Financial Corporation is a Canadian multinational insurance company and financial services provider headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Marc Hodler (–) was a Swiss lawyer, President of the International Ski Federation (1951–1998), member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from 1963 until his death, and bridge player.
Martina "Molly" Beck (born Martina Glagow, 21 September 1979, in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, West Germany), is a retired German biathlete.
Massimiliano Fuksas (born January 9, 1944) is an Italian architect.
Mārtiņš Rubenis (born 26 September 1978) is a retired Latvian luger who competed between 1998 and 2014.
McDonald's is an American fast food company, founded in 1940 as a restaurant operated by Richard and Maurice McDonald, in San Bernardino, California, United States.
Michael Greis (born 18 August 1976) is a former German biathlete.
Michaela Dorfmeister (born 25 March 1973 in Vienna) is a former professional alpine skier from Austria.
The Mole Antonelliana is a major landmark building in Turin, Italy, named after its architect, Alessandro Antonelli.
Monica Maimone is an Italian theater director and playwright.
MSNBC is an American news cable and satellite television network that provides news coverage and political commentary from NBC News on current events.
A multi-sport event is an organized sporting event, often held over multiple days, featuring competition in many different sports among organized teams of athletes from (mostly) nation-states.
The Munich massacre was an attack during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, in which the Palestinian terrorist group Black September took eleven Israeli Olympic team members hostage and killed them along with a German police officer.
A National Olympic Committee (NOC) is a national constituent of the worldwide Olympic movement.
The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast.
The Nederlandse Omroep Stichting (abbr. NOS), English: Dutch Broadcast Foundation, is one of the broadcasting organizations making up the Netherlands Public Broadcasting system.
Athletes from the Netherlands competed at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.
Neve and Gliz are the official mascots of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, created by Pedro Albuquerque.
New Zealand competed at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.
is Japan's national public broadcasting organization.
Nordic combined at the 2006 Winter Olympics, consisted of three events held over ten days, from 11 February to 21 February.
Nortel Networks Corporation, formerly known as Northern Telecom Limited, Northern Electric and sometimes known simply as Nortel, was a multinational telecommunications and data networking equipment manufacturer headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
Norway sent 74 athletes to the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.
NRK (an abbreviation of the Norwegian: Norsk rikskringkasting AS, generally expressed in English as the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation) is the Norwegian government-owned radio and television public broadcasting company, and the largest media organisation in Norway.
Olga Valeryevna Medvedtseva (Ольга Валерьевна Медведцева), former Pyleva (Пылёва), née Zamorozova (Заморозова), (born 7 July 1975) is a former Russian biathlete.
The Olympic flame is a symbol used in the Olympic movement.
Omega SA is a Swiss luxury watchmaker based in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland.
Organización de Telecomunicaciones de Iberoamérica (OTI), formerly known as Organizacão de Televisão Ibero-Americana (OTI) or "Organization of Iberoamerican Television" (OIT), is an organization of television networks in Latin America (Ibero-America), Spain, and Portugal.
Torino Oval Lingotto is an indoor arena in Turin, Italy.
The Pala Alpitour (Palasport Olimpico or PalaIsozaki) is a multipurpose indoor sports/concert arena located at the Santa Rita district in Turin, Italy.
, formerly known as, is a Japanese multinational electronics corporation headquartered in Kadoma, Osaka, Japan.
Phenylpiracetam (INN: fonturacetam, brand names Phenotropil Фенотропил, Carphedon), is a phenylated analog of the drug piracetam.
Philipp Schoch (born 10 October 1979) is a Swiss snowboarder.
Piedmont (Piemonte,; Piedmontese, Occitan and Piemont; Piémont) is a region in northwest Italy, one of the 20 regions of the country.
Piedmontese (Piemontèis or Lenga Piemontèisa, in Italian: Piemontese) is a Romance language spoken by some 700,000 people in Piedmont, northwestern region of Italy.
Pinerolo (Pignerol; Piemontese: Pinareul) is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Turin, Piedmont, northwestern Italy, southwest of Turin on the river Chisone.
Pininfarina S.p.A. (short for Carrozzeria Pininfarina) is an Italian car design firm and coachbuilder, with headquarters in Cambiano, (Metropolitan City of Turin), Italy.
Poprad (is a city in northern Slovakia at the foot of the High Tatra Mountains, famous for its picturesque historic centre and as a holiday resort. It is the biggest town of the Spiš region and the tenth largest city in Slovakia, with a population of approximately 55,000. The Poprad-Tatry Airport is an international airport located just outside the city. Poprad is also the starting point of the Tatra Electric Railway (known in Slovak as Tatranská elektrická železnica), a set of special narrow-gauge trains (trams) connecting the resorts in the High Tatras with each other and with Poprad. Main line trains link Poprad to other destinations in Slovakia and beyond; in particular, there are through trains running from Poprad to Prague in the Czech Republic.
Pragelato Plan is a cross-country skiing venue located in Pragelato, Italy.
Prali is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about southwest of Turin, on the border with France.
The President of the Italian Republic (Presidente della Repubblica Italiana) is the head of state of Italy and in that role represents national unity and guarantees that Italian politics comply with the Constitution.
The International Olympic Committee is a corporation based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrius Vikelas on 23 June 1894.
Radio Television of Kosovo (RTK; Radio Televizioni i Kosovës, Радио Телевизија Косова / Radio Televizija Kosova) is the public service broadcaster in Kosovo.
Radio Television of Serbia (Радио-телевизија Србије (РТС)/Radio-televizija Srbije (RTS)) is the public broadcaster in Serbia.
Radio Televisyen Malaysia is a Malaysian public broadcaster.
RAI – Radiotelevisione italiana S.p.A. (commercially styled Rai; known until 1954 as Radio Audizioni Italiane is the national public broadcasting company of Italy, owned by the Ministry of Economy and Finance. The RAI operates many DVB and Sat television channels and radio stations, broadcasting via digital terrestrial transmission (15 television and 7 radio channels nationwide) and from several satellite platforms. It is the biggest television broadcaster in Italy and competes with Mediaset, and other minor television and radio networks. The RAI has a relatively high television audience share of 33.8%. RAI broadcasts are also received in neighboring countries, including Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino, Slovenia, Vatican City, Switzerland, and Tunisia, and elsewhere on cable and satellite. Sometimes Rai 1 was received even further in Europe via Sporadic E until the digital switch off in July 2012. Half of the RAI's revenues come from broadcast receiving licence fees, the rest from the sale of advertising time Retrieved on 2007-10-10 Italian Ministry of Communications, Retrieved on 2007-10-10. In 1950, the RAI became one of the 23 founding broadcasting organizations of the European Broadcasting Union.
Ríkisútvarpið (RÚV) (pronounced or) ('The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service') is Iceland's national public-service broadcasting organization.
Réseau des sports (RDS), is a Canadian French language Category C specialty channel showing sports and sport-related shows.
Televiziunea Română, more commonly referred to as TVR, is the short name for Societatea Românǎ de Televiziune (Romanian Television Corporation), or SRTV—Romanian public television.
Rome (Roma; Roma) is the capital city of Italy and a special comune (named Comune di Roma Capitale).
Russia participated at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.
The Salchow is a figure skating jump with a takeoff from a back inside edge of one foot.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Korean: 삼성전자; Hanja: 三星電子 (Literally "tristar electronics")) is a South Korean multinational electronics company headquartered in Suwon, South Korea. Through having an extremely complicated ownership structure with some circular ownership, it is the flagship company of the Samsung Group, accounting for 70% of the group's revenue in 2012. Samsung Electronics has assembly plants and sales networks in 80 countries and employs around 308,745 people. It is the world's largest information technology company, consumer electronics maker and chipmaker by revenue. As of October 2017, Samsung Electronics' market cap stood at US$372.0 billion. Samsung has long been a major manufacturer of electronic components such as lithium-ion batteries, semiconductors, chips, flash memory and hard drive devices for clients such as Apple, Sony, HTC and Nokia. It is the world's largest manufacturer of mobile phones and smartphones, started with the original Samsung Solstice and later fueled by the popularity of its Samsung Galaxy line of devices. The company is also a major vendor of tablet computers, particularly its Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Tab collection, and is generally regarded as pioneering the phablet market through the Samsung Galaxy Note family of devices. Samsung has been the world's largest television manufacturer since 2006, and the world's largest manufacturer of mobile phones since 2011. It is also the world's largest memory chips manufacturer. In July 2017, Samsung Electronics overtook Intel as the largest semiconductor chip maker in the world. Samsung, like many other South Korean family-run chaebols, has been criticized for low dividend payouts and other governance practices that favor controlling shareholders at the expense of ordinary investors. In 2012, Kwon Oh-hyun was appointed the company's CEO but announced in October 2017 that he would resign in March 2018, citing an "unprecedented crisis".
San Sicario Fraiteve is a venue built for the 2006 Winter Olympic.
Sanpaolo IMI S.p.A. was an Italian banking and insurance conglomerate, based in Turin.
Alexandra Pauline "Sasha" Cohen (born October 26, 1984) is an American figure skater.
Sauze d'Oulx is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Turin, Piedmont (northern Italy) located 80 kilometres from Turin in the Val di Susa, at the foot of Monte Genevris (2,536 m).
Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) is a national South Korean television and radio network company.
Serbia and Montenegro (Srbija i Crna Gora, Србија и Црна Гора; SCG, СЦГ), officially the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro (Državna Zajednica Srbija i Crna Gora, Државна Заједница Србија и Црна Гора), was a country in Southeast Europe, created from the two remaining federal republics of Yugoslavia after its breakup in 1992.
Sestriere (Sestrieras, Ël Sestrier, Sestrières) is an alpine village in Italy, a comune (municipality) of the Metropolitan City of Turin.
The Seven Network (commonly known as Channel Seven or simply Seven) is a major Australian commercial free-to-air television network.
is a Japanese figure skater.
Short track speed skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics was held over thirteen days, from 12 February to 25 February.
Simon Schoch (born 7 October 1978) is a Swiss snowboarder.
Sion (Sitten; Seduno; Sedunum) is a Swiss town, a municipality, and the capital of the canton of Valais and of the district of Sion.
The skeleton competition at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games was held at Cesana Pariol in Cesana, Italy on February 16 (women's) and February 17 (men's).
Ski jumping at the 2006 Winter Olympics, was held over nine days, from 11 February to 20 February.
Slovakia competed at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.
A snowball is a spherical object made from snow, usually created by scooping snow with the hands, and compacting it into a roughly fist-sized ball.
The 2006 Winter Olympic Games Snowboarding competition consisted of men's and women's halfpipe, parallel giant slalom and snowboard cross events.
Speed skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics was held over ten days, from 11 February to 25 February.
SporTV is a Brazilian cable television network that has its programming based on all sports, launched in 1991 by Globosat.
Stadio del Trampolino is a ski jumping hill located in Pragelato, Italy.
The Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino is a multi-purpose stadium located in Turin, Italy.
Stéphane Lambiel (born 2 April 1985) is a Swiss figure skater, coach, and choreographer.
Stefania Belmondo (born 13 January 1969) is an Italian former cross-country skier, two time olympic champion and four time world champion in her career.
SuperSport is a South African group of television channels owned by Multichoice and carried on the DStv satellite platform.
SVT is the Swedish national public TV broadcaster, funded by a television licence fee payable by all owners of television sets, and set by the Riksdag.
Sweden sent 112 athletes to the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin trying to win their first gold medal since the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer.
The Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SRG SSR; Schweizerische Radio- und Fernsehgesellschaft, Société suisse de radiodiffusion et télévision, Società svizzera di radiotelevisione, '''S'''ocietad '''S'''vizra da '''R'''adio e Televisiun.) is the Swiss public broadcasting association, founded in 1931.
Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a sovereign state in Europe.
Switzerland competed at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.
Taiwan Television Enterprise, Ltd., commonly known as TTV and formerly known as Central Television and Voice of Taiwan, is the first television broadcast station in Taiwan.
Tanja Frieden (born 6 February 1976 in Bern) is a Swiss snowboarder.
Technogym is a manufacturer of fitness equipment based in Cesena, Italy.
Theodore Sharp "Ted" Ligety (born August 31, 1984) is an American alpine ski racer, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, and an entrepreneur, having cofounded Shred Optics.
TIM S.p.A., also operating under the name Telecom Italia, is an Italian telecommunications company headquartered in Milan, which provides telephony services, mobile services, and DSL data services.
Telemundo is an American Spanish-language terrestrial television network owned by Comcast through the NBCUniversal division NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises.
Television New Zealand (Te Reo Tātaki o Aotearoa), more commonly referred to as TVNZ, is a state-owned television network that is broadcast throughout New Zealand and parts of the Pacific region.
The Adecco Group, based in Zurich, Switzerland, is the largest temp staffing firm in the world, and a Fortune Global 500 company.
The Coca-Cola Company is an American corporation, and manufacturer, retailer, and marketer of nonalcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups.
The Sports Network (TSN) is a Canadian English language sports specialty service.
The Washington Post is a major American daily newspaper founded on December 6, 1877.
TNT Express is an international courier delivery services company, now a subsidiary of FedEx, with its headquarters in Hoofddorp, Netherlands.
Torino Esposizioni is an exhibition hall and convention centre in Turin, Italy which was primarily completed in 1948, designed by Pier Luigi Nervi.
Torino Olympic Park is the park that was created to manage all of the facilities used for the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy and facilities surrounding the Turin region.
Palavela, formerly known as Palazzo delle Mostre and Palazzo a Vela is an indoor arena that is located in Turin, Italy, on the bank of the River Po.
Torino Porta Susa is a railway station in Turin, northern Italy; it is the second busiest mainline station in the city, after Torino Porta Nuova.
Torneos y Competencias S.A. (TyC, also referred as Torneos) is an Argentine sports communications firm created by businessman Carlos Ávila, who has left the company.
Torre Pellice is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about southwest of Turin.
Turin (Torino; Turin) is a city and an important business and cultural centre in northern Italy.
The Turin Metro (Metropolitana di Torino) is the modern VAL metro system serving Turin.
TV Azteca, S.A.B. de C.V. is a Mexican multimedia conglomerate owned by Grupo Salinas.
The United States Olympic Committee (abbreviated USOC) sent 211 athletes (122 men, 89 women) to the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.
UTC+01:00, known simply as UTC+1, is a time offset that adds 1 hour to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
Véhicule Automatique Léger (automatic light vehicle), or VAL is a type of automatic rubber-tyred people mover technology, based on an invention by Professor Robert Gabillard from the Université Lille Nord de France.
The Via Lattea (Milky Way) is a winter sports area in the Italian and French Alps, straddling the French-Italian border at Claviere/Montgenèvre.
Victor An (Виктор Ан; born Ahn Hyun-soo (안현수) on November 23, 1985), also known as Viktor Ahn, Viktor Antonov is a South Korean-born Russian short-track speed-skater.
Visa Inc. (also known as Visa, stylized as VISA) is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in Foster City, California, United States.
Walter Mayer (born March 17, 1957) is an Austrian Cross-country skier and coach.
Wang Meng (born April 10, 1985 in Qitaihe, Heilongjiang) is a Chinese short track speed skater.
A whistleblower (also written as whistle-blower or whistle blower) is a person who exposes any kind of information or activity that is deemed illegal, unethical, or not correct within an organization that is either private or public.
The Winter Olympic Games (Jeux olympiques d'hiver) is a major international sporting event held once every four years for sports practised on snow and ice.
Wolfgang Linger (born 4 November 1982 in Hall in Tirol) is an Austrian retired luger who has competed internationally since 2000.
Wolfgang Perner (born 17 September 1967 in Schladming) is a retired Austrian biathlete.
Wolfgang Rottmann (born May 15, 1973 in Altenmarkt im Pongau) is a former biathlete from Austria.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA; Agence mondiale antidopage, AMA) is a foundation initiated by the International Olympic Committee based in Canada to promote, coordinate and monitor the fight against drugs in sports.
Yleisradio Oy (Finnish), also known as Rundradion (Swedish) or the Finnish Broadcasting Company (English), abbreviated to Yle (pronounced /yle/; previously stylised as YLE before the 2012 corporate rebrand), is Finland's national public broadcasting company, founded in 1926.
Zakopane is a town in the extreme south of Poland.
Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (Second German Television), usually shortened to ZDF, is a German public-service television broadcaster based in Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate.
Zhang Dan (born October 4, 1985 in Harbin, Heilongjiang, China) is a Chinese pair skater.
Zhang Hao (born July 6, 1984) is a Chinese pair skater.
The 1956 Winter Olympics, officially known as the VII Olympic Winter Games (French: Les VIIes Jeux olympiques d'hiver) (Italian: VII Giochi olimpici invernali), was a winter multi-sport event celebrated in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.
The 1960 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVII Olympiad (Italian: Giochi della XVII Olimpiade), was an international multi-sport event that was held from August 25 to September 11, 1960, in Rome, Italy.
The 1972 Summer Olympics (German: Olympische Sommerspiele 1972), officially known as the Games of the XX Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event held in Munich, West Germany, from August 26 to September 11, 1972.
The 1994 Winter Olympics (Olympiske vinterleker 1994), officially known as the XVII Olympic Winter Games (French: Les XVIIes Jeux olympiques d'hiver), was a winter multi-sport event celebrated from 12 to 27 February 1994 in and around Lillehammer, Norway.
The 1998 Winter Olympics, officially the, and commonly known as Nagano 1998, was a winter multi-sport event celebrated from 7 to 22 February 1998 in Nagano, Japan.
The 2002 Olympic Winter Games bid scandal was a scandal involving allegations of bribery used to win the rights to host the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.
The 2002 Winter Olympics, officially the XIX Olympic Winter Games and commonly known as Salt Lake 2002, were a winter multi-sport event that was celebrated from 8 to 24 February 2002 in and around Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.
The 2004 Summer Olympic Games (Θερινοί Ολυμπιακοί Αγώνες 2004), officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad and commonly known as Athens 2004, was a premier international multi-sport event held in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004 with the motto Welcome Home. 10,625 athletes competed, some 600 more than expected, accompanied by 5,501 team officials from 201 countries.
The Closing Ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics took place on 26 February 2006 beginning at 20:00 CET (19:00 UTC) at the Stadio Olimpico in Turin, Italy.
The Opening Ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics (Torino 2006) was held on February 10, 2006 beginning at 20:00 CET (19:00 UTC) at the Stadio Olimpico in Turin, Italy.
The 2008 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad and commonly known as Beijing 2008, was an international multi-sport event that was held from 8 to 24 August 2008 in Beijing, China.
The 2010 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXI Olympic Winter Games (Les XXIes Jeux olympiques d'hiver) and commonly known as Vancouver 2010, informally the 21st Winter Olympics, was an international winter multi-sport event that was held from 12 to 28 February 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with some events held in the surrounding suburbs of Richmond, West Vancouver and the University Endowment Lands, and in the nearby resort town of Whistler.
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