Ciao, Olympic venues

Ciao, Olympic venues

Summary: Here's a peek at the 2006 Winter Olympic venues, sans the 1 million spectators expected to descend upon the host city of Turin, Italy, next week.


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  • bobsled venue

    The bobsled, skeleton and luge events will take place in Cesana Pariol, a winter and summer tourist destination known for its snow-covered slopes and trekking routes. The 1,435-meter run has a drop of 114 meters and 19 bends.

  • speed skating

    The Oval is a new covered structure that will host the speed skating events for men's and women's specialties. The track frozen for the rink is 400 meters long and 12.6 meters wide. The stands hold about 8,500 spectators.

  • skijump

    The ski jumping venue is located in the town of Pragelato on the right bank of the river Chisone and in front of the village Rivets. The venue consists of two Olympic jumps and three training jumps.

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