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  • Turin Exhibition of Christ Exhibits Antique Vestment Work

    04/23/2010 4:18:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies · 227+ views
    New Liturgical Movement ^ | April 23, 2010 | SHAWN TRIBE
    One of our readers, an American priest in Italy, recently visited the museum of La Venaria Reale in Torino, Italy, where, for the occasion of the exposition of the Shroud of Turin, they are hosting a corresponding exhibition which is focused on images of Christ. Their exhibition includes various forms of sacred and liturgical art, particularly paintings and sculpture, from the earliest ages of Christendom to the baroque era. It also includes some wonderful antique vestments which our priestly reader sent our way, and which I wished to share with you today.
  • Caption This Picture (Hockey photo from Torino)

    10/01/2006 4:01:13 PM PDT · by G8 Diplomat · 6 replies · 828+ views
    10/1/2006 | G8 Diplomat
    Russia's Olympic ice hockey team goes wild after beating Canada 2-0
  • Italians in ADULT stem-cell advances

    09/06/2006 9:51:45 PM PDT · by Coleus · 2 replies · 302+ views
    Ansa ^ | 09.06.06
    Adult kidney, liver cells can repair organs, studies say (ANSA) - Florence, September 6 - Two teams of Italian scientists have made important advances in stem-cell research that could pave the way for new treatments for kidney and liver disease. What is more, the researchers say the cells appear able to turn into an array of other body cells. Importantly, amid controversy over the use of embryos for stem-cell research, both discoveries were made in adults. A Florence team led by top immunologist Sergio Romagnani has identified kidney stem cells that have proved capable of helping damaged kidneys repair themselves....
  • Another kind of Turin excellence

    03/10/2006 9:29:43 PM PST · by Coleus · 1 replies · 252+ views
    CERC ^ | 02.26.06 | Fr. RAYMOND DE SOUZA
    The blend of youth, athleticism, excellence and Turin fuelled the remarkable life Pier Giorgio Frassati. He died in 1925, but would have been right at home with today's Olympians in the streets of his hometown and in the mountains which he loved. St. Pier Giorgio Frassati(1901-1925) A staple of Olympic television coverage is the oftmaligned personal profile, the saccharine pieces that tell the dramatic tales behind the athletes. True enough, the drama often descends to melodrama, and the search for tragedy is rather forced. But on balance they are endearing to watch. Usually, the striking thing is not whatever calamity...
  • Ice hockey-Sweden could lose gold after Olympic rule violation

    03/05/2006 7:32:38 AM PST · by paudio · 30 replies · 1,187+ views
    Torino2006.org ^ | march 2, 06
    STOCKHOLM, March 2 (Reuters) - Sweden could lose their Olympic gold from Turin after breaking IOC sponsorship rules during their homecoming celebration three days ago, the Swedish Olympic Committee (SOK) said on Wednesday. The Swedish hockey federation showcased their own sponsors rather than those of the Swedish Olympic Committee (SOK) during Monday's celebrations at Medborgarplatsen in south Stockholm. IOC rules state that only Olympic sponsors are allowed during the Olympic season, which officially ended on Wednesday, despite the last sporting events taking place on February 26. "SOK will do everything so that Tre Kronor (the Sweden team) don't run the...
  • NBC suffers an Olympian headache (Dinosaur Media Extinction Alert)

    02/27/2006 3:20:39 AM PST · by abb · 110 replies · 3,255+ views
    Marketwatch.com ^ | Feb 27, 2006 | Jon Friedman
    Commentary: Bad luck, bad planning yield disappointment NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- I saw something startling Friday on NBC's "Today" show. It was a segment involving, of all things, the news. Well, sort of. The piece consisted of co-host Katie Couric interviewing Beth Twitty, the tormented mother of the long-missing teen, Natalee Holloway. Q: Why was Couric's interview so unexpected? A: Because it occurred during NBC's marathon Olympics coverage from Italy. The network did everything to shine a light on the Games short of sending the entire cast of "Scrubs" to Turin and depicting its trademark Peacock chowing down on pasta...
  • Only one American Olympian truly made us proud

    02/26/2006 9:52:49 PM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 8 replies · 838+ views
    Dayton Daily News ^ | Feb 26, 2006 | Tom Archdeacon
    TURIN, Italy | Bode Miller was a bust. Mike Modano proved to be a big-time whiner. Chad Hedrick was too full of himself and Shani Davis came off as a guy who thought only of himself. Then there was snowboarder Jeret Peterson, who was enough of a screw-up that the U.S. Olympic Committee packed him on a plane and sent him straight back home to Idaho. As the Olympics wind down today, you can't overlook the American athletes who didn't comport themselves well at these Winter Games. But if you watch tonight's closing ceremony, you can rid yourself of any...
  • LIVE THREAD: 2006 Torino Olympics - CLOSING CEREMONY

    02/26/2006 3:20:00 PM PST · by Howlin · 857 replies · 16,450+ views
    Free Republic ^ | Sunday, February 26, 2006
    NBC OLYMPICS HOME PAGE Complete Olympic Schedule TV SCHEDULES usolympicteam.com Canada's CTV Olympics website CBC.CA - Torino 2006
  • Germany, U.S. finish 1-2 in medal count (Torino Olympics)

    02/26/2006 12:49:02 PM PST · by Michael81Dus · 85 replies · 1,522+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | DAVID CRARY
    TORINO (AP) — Germany and the United States again won the most medals at a share-the-wealth Torino Olympics that featured more countries winning medals and more in double figures than ever before. Canada and Austria, among others, had their best all-time showing. Twenty-six countries — including first-time winners Slovakia and Latvia — earned at least one medal, up from a high of 24 in 1998 and 2002. And 11 countries won at least 10 medals — the previous mark was 10 countries at Nagano in 1998. (Related item: Medal count by country) The Germans and Americans repeated their one-two finish...
  • Unconventional Wisdom | You say Torino; he says baloney

    02/25/2006 11:06:33 PM PST · by fatima · 6 replies · 306+ views
    I'm happy the Olympics are ending this weekend. Little girls on skates and middle-class punks on skis and snowboards aren't my style of sports folk. Generally, if there's no ball involved, I'm not into it. Another thing I won't miss is this pretentious Torino thing. Very much in the snooty vein of all that Starbucks java jive - ventis, grandes, canticos and the like - the practice of using the Italian pronunciation of the host city seems gimmicky and phony in the extreme. Olympics broadcaster NBC does it, as do USA Today and several other media outlets. They're holding the...
  • Grace and disgrace with Ohno, Miller

    02/25/2006 10:09:05 PM PST · by saquin · 17 replies · 1,490+ views
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | 2/25/06 | Steve Politi
    TURIN, Italy -- Know this: Apolo Anton Ohno would like to go out and party now, and then soak up the admiration from fans at the Olympics and -- hey, who knows? -- maybe even get his photo taken with a Playmate. You know why he doesn't? He wants to win. He wants to represent this country with pride. He makes sacrifices so he can stand alone with that gold medal around his neck and hear "The Star-Spangled Banner" play. "I'm 23 years old," Ohno said. "I'd like to have a social life, but that's pretty much out the window...
  • America and your Families: Show Your Presence in Vancouver 2010

    02/26/2006 10:27:32 AM PST · by Brian_Baldwin · 10 replies · 438+ views
    opinion | 02/26/2006 | brianbaldwin
    Today, Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan accepts the Olympic Flag during the Torino 2006 Closing Ceremony at Stadio Olimpico. These are exciting times for all of us over the coming several years, because the next Winter Olympics will be in Vancouver, Canada in 2010! The Olympic Flag will be handed over to the beautiful city of Vancouver, B.C., which hosting many of the indoor events, and the Alpine events will be in the Winter wonderland of Whistler just a few miles away. Canada is a neighbor just next door, and this is an opportunity for the United States to show a...
  • Winter Olympics Tough Sledding for NBC

    02/25/2006 9:21:18 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 560+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/25/06 | David Bauder - ap
    NEW YORK - Halfpipe star Shaun White showed up for an interview with NBC's Bob Costas as an Olympic champion, the pressure lifted from his shoulders and clearly juiced by his new jewelry. So "The Flying Tomato" decided to test the power of a gold medal by trolling for a date with skater Sasha Cohen. Hey, what's the worst that could happen? Chicks dig a little bling, right? White's interview shortly after his gyrating ride to gold was a memorable television moment precisely because it was everything that NBC's prime-time Olympics coverage mostly wasn't — fun, spontaneous and infused with...
  • Behavior will bring change to U.S. Ski Team

    02/25/2006 8:27:02 PM PST · by paudio · 63 replies · 2,817+ views
    nbcolympics.com ^ | Feb.25, 2006 | Picabo Street,
    TORINO, Italy -- The annual spring meetings of the U.S. Ski Team are going to be pretty ugly in April. You're going to see a lot of administration and coaching changes, particularly on the men's side. Picabo Street retired from competitive Alpine skiing racing in 2002. The two-time Olympic medalist will file reports for NBCOlympics.com throughout the Torino Games. Coming out of these Olympics, the federation is going to struggle for support, and it's not because they didn't win enough medals. It's because of the behavior of the athletes. On The Today Show earlier this week, I addressed the problems...
  • Why Bode’s Been a Nobody

    02/25/2006 11:12:09 AM PST · by saquin · 85 replies · 2,740+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 2/25/06 | Devin Gordon
    Feb. 23, 2006 - Four months ago, Bode Miller sat across from me in the bar of a New York City hotel and shared his idea of what a perfect two weeks in Torino would look like. “For me,” he said, “the ideal Olympics would be to go in with all that pressure, all that attention and have performances that are literally tear-jerking, that make people put their heads down because they’re embarrassed at how emotional they’re getting, that make people want to try sports, talk to their kids, call their f---ing ex-wives—and come away with no medals. I think...
  • Streaker Runs Across Ice in Curling Match

    02/24/2006 8:32:44 PM PST · by redheadtoo · 36 replies · 1,032+ views
    Streaker Runs Across Ice in Curling Match Feb 24 7:07 PM US/Eastern PINEROLO, Italy The men's bronze medal match Friday was interrupted by a streaker. Midway through the United States' 8-6 win over Britain, a man wearing what appeared to be a strategically placed rubber chicken ran onto one of the covered sheets of ice not being used in that session. He danced around for a bit but never tried to approach any of the players. Curlers probably feel a little safer than most athletes _ it's hard for intruders to run across ice, especially if they're naked. John Shuster...
  • LIVE THREAD: 2006 Torino Olympics - COMBINED WEEKEND THREAD

    02/24/2006 4:50:39 PM PST · by Howlin · 290 replies · 6,378+ views
    Free Republic ^ | February 24 & 25, 2006
    NBC OLYMPICS HOME PAGE Complete Olympic Schedule TV SCHEDULES usolympicteam.com Canada's CTV Olympics website CBC.CA - Torino 2006
  • A heart of gold

    02/24/2006 11:02:34 AM PST · by JZelle · 257+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2-24-06 | Bob Cohn
    TURIN, Italy -- Chad Hedrick and Shani Davis represent the sound and fury, not to mention the general goofiness that engulfed the U.S. men's long track speedskating team during the Winter Olympics. Joey Cheek remains an island of calmness, sanity and, not least of all, an extremely generous nature. He is not the only skater who kept his wits about him. But maybe more than any athlete here, Cheek made the most of his moments. He seems to embrace the quaint notion of the Olympic spirit that existed before the overselling of underachievers and other forms of crass commercialism grabbed...
  • LIVE THREAD: 2006 Torino Olympics - Friday DAY 14 - (Spoiler/Photo Thread)

    02/24/2006 5:36:16 AM PST · by Howlin · 79 replies · 2,659+ views
    Free Republic ^ | February 24, 2006
    NBC OLYMPICS HOME PAGE Complete Olympic Schedule TV SCHEDULES usolympicteam.com
  • Soldier competes on Biathlon Relay Team

    02/23/2006 10:27:06 AM PST · by jonesat · 7 replies · 345+ views
    Army News service ^ | February 22, 2006 | Jack L. Gillund
    TORINO, Italy (Army News Service, Feb. 22, 2006) – As anchor on the U.S. Biathlon’s Olympic Relay Team, Army World Class Athlete Spc. Jeremy Teela blames his poor shooting for the team’s ninth-place finish in the Men’s 4 X 7.5 kilometer Relay competition at the 2006 Winter Olympics Tuesday. “Could we have got seventh today, probably,” the Vermont National Guardsman said. “I think I messed up. I had a penalty in standing so I had to take a penalty loop.” Strong skiing on the cross-country course and just three extra shots needed on the firing line helped Jay Hakkinen of...
  • LIVE THREAD: 2006 Torino Olympics - Thursday - DAY 13 - (Spoiler/Photo Thread)

    02/23/2006 6:45:57 AM PST · by Howlin · 388 replies · 16,626+ views
    Free Republic ^ | February 23, 2006
    NBC OLYMPICS HOME PAGE Complete Olympic Schedule TV SCHEDULES usolympicteam.com
  • Modano goal: whine, not win

    02/23/2006 6:25:28 AM PST · by Hat-Trick · 174 replies · 1,680+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | Feburary 23, 2006 | Filip Bondy
    Modano goal: whine, not win TURIN - Old. Slow. Small. Team USA was all of that, even before it took the ice against Finland. Then as Peter Laviolette watched his once-great generation of American hockey players go about its sad business of losing an Olympic hockey quarterfinal, 4-3, the coach came up with his own adjective: Disinterested. This was something he hadn't counted on, so Laviolette called timeout midway through the first period and screamed at his players that if they didn't find a modicum of passion out there, "We're done." His face was flushed. His tongue was sharp. But...
  • LIVE THREAD: 2006 Torino Olympics - DAY 12, Wednesday - Primetime

    02/22/2006 4:34:32 PM PST · by Howlin · 47 replies · 1,740+ views
    Free Republic ^ | February 22, 2006
    NBC OLYMPICS HOME PAGE Complete Olympic Schedule TV SCHEDULES usolympicteam.com Canada's CTV Olympics website CBC.CA - Torino 2006
  • LIVE THREAD: 2006 Torino Olympics - Wednesday - DAY 12 - (Spoiler/Photo Thread)

    02/22/2006 7:41:13 AM PST · by Howlin · 105 replies · 3,620+ views
    Free Republic ^ | February 22, 2006
    NBC OLYMPICS HOME PAGE Complete Olympic Schedule TV SCHEDULES usolympicteam.com
  • LIVE THREAD: 2006 Torino Olympics - DAY 11, Tuesday - Primetime

    02/21/2006 4:58:02 PM PST · by Howlin · 241 replies · 6,343+ views
    Free Republic ^ | February 21, 2006
    NBC OLYMPICS HOME PAGE Complete Olympic Schedule TV SCHEDULES usolympicteam.com Canada's CTV Olympics website CBC.CA - Torino 2006
  • LIVE THREAD: 2006 Torino Olympics - Tuesday - DAY 11 - (Spoiler/Photo Thread)

    02/21/2006 6:36:31 AM PST · by Howlin · 179 replies · 6,625+ views
    Free Republic ^ | February 21, 2006
    NBC OLYMPICS HOME PAGE Complete Olympic Schedule TV SCHEDULES usolympicteam.com
  • Mayer in psychiatric hospital, police raids uncover doping equipment

    02/20/2006 8:39:45 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 5 replies · 425+ views
    AP via NBC ^ | 2/20/2006 | Stephen Wilson, Ariel David, William J. Kole
    TORINO, Italy (AP) -- An Austrian ski coach who bolted the Winter Games following a surprise anti-doping raid wound up in a psychiatric hospital -- the latest stop on his bizarre flight from Torino, where authorities were still analyzing 100 syringes and other material seized from athletes' housing. Authorities took Walter Mayer into custody Sunday after he crashed his car into a police blockade 15 miles inside Austria's border with Italy. Police later took him to a psychiatric facility, Austria's ski federation president Peter Schroecksnadel told The Associated Press. "Apparently he's still in there,'' Schroecksnadel said Monday night. "I believe...
  • LIVE THREAD: 2006 Torino Olympics - DAY 10 - Primetime

    02/20/2006 4:38:44 PM PST · by Howlin · 228 replies · 5,957+ views
    Free Republic ^ | February 20, 2006
    NBC OLYMPICS HOME PAGE Complete Olympic Schedule TV SCHEDULES usolympicteam.com Canada's CTV Olympics website CBC.CA - Torino 2006
  • Not watching the Olympics? Too bad for you.

    02/20/2006 12:56:56 PM PST · by Cecily · 74 replies · 984+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 20, 2006 | Tim Goodman
    In the pantheon of bad ideas as they pertain to newspapers, you will almost always find an editor or nine. It's uncanny how they can ceaselessly come up with something obvious or dull -- hey, let's write about ratings! -- but when applied to the Olympics there's also what they perceive to be a Bigger Picture. Namely, what does it mean for us as a country and a people if the Olympics get trounced by prime-time soap operas or reality series about treacly cats? While we suspect it has a lot to do with the Nordic combined or the biathlon,...
  • LIVE THREAD: 2006 Torino Olympics - DAY 10 Monday (Spoiler/Photo Thread)

    02/20/2006 7:32:40 AM PST · by Howlin · 112 replies · 4,614+ views
    Free Republic ^ | February 20, 2006
    NBC OLYMPICS HOME PAGE Complete Olympic Schedule TV SCHEDULES usolympicteam.com
  • Where would we be without snowboarders?

    02/19/2006 12:42:02 PM PST · by rhema · 11 replies · 431+ views
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 2/19/06 | Tom Powers
    The next time you see a kid skateboarding down the railings at the post office or zipping around the shopping carts at the supermarket, don't throw a can of cling peaches at him. Instead, put your hand over your heart and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. These youngsters are our Olympic future. Many of them go on to become snowboarders. And snowboarding is about the only thing we can do right here in Turin. Nearly half of the USA's medals are the result of our snowboarding expertise. We pour millions of dollars into developing Olympic athletes. But it's the kids...
  • Bush Tries His Hand at Winter Sports

    02/19/2006 4:16:39 PM PST · by Mr. Brightside · 30 replies · 918+ views
    AP ^ | 2/19/06
    Today: February 19, 2006 at 16:11:8 PST Bush Tries His Hand at Winter Sports ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush tried his own version of winter sports this weekend - two bike rides in subfreezing temperatures - after watching some of the Winter Olympics on Air Force One on Friday. While flying back from Florida, Bush watched part of the U.S. men's curling competition broadcast from the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. "We were watching some curling - cheering the U.S. on," White House spokesman Trent Duffy said, recalling the match the U.S. team won by 7-3 over...
  • [Global warming] Activists want Olympic flame turned down

    02/19/2006 3:16:32 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 20 replies · 866+ views
    TwinCities.com ^ | February 16, 2006 | AP
    TURIN, Italy - The Olympic flame continued burning at full force Thursday as organizers ignored a request from environmentalists that it be turned down in honor of the first anniversary of a key global warming treaty. The cauldron, which is nearly 200 feet high, consumes 1,500 cubic meters of natural gas per hour. Organizers said the flame could go out if they reduce the gas flow. "If you reduce it too little then there's no visible change, if you reduce it too much you risk extinguishing it," Giuseppe Gattino, spokesman for the Turin organizing committee, said. "It's not the same...
  • LIVE THREAD: 2006 Torino Olympics - DAY 9 - Sunday Combined Thread

    02/19/2006 6:54:00 AM PST · by Howlin · 377 replies · 6,844+ views
    Free Republic ^ | February 19, 2006
    NBC OLYMPICS HOME PAGE Complete Olympic Schedule TV SCHEDULES usolympicteam.com Canada's CTV Olympics website CBC.CA - Torino 2006
  • Davis Makes History With Speedskating Gold

    02/18/2006 10:31:17 AM PST · by george76 · 12 replies · 509+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 18 | PAUL NEWBERRY
    Shani Davis knew what he was doing. Davis became the first black to win an individual gold medal in Winter Olympic history on Saturday, capturing the men's 1,000-meter speedskating race. Joey Cheek made it a 1-2 American finish, adding a silver to his victory in the 500. Davis came under scrutiny for skipping the team pursuit _ especially when the Hedrick-led squad was knocked out in the quarterfinals, doomed by a slow skater who might not have been on the ice if Davis was available. But Davis, world record holder in the 1,000, wanted to focus on his signature event
  • Without Davis, Hedrick can't equal Heiden(Shani Davis skating for himself...screws US team)

    02/16/2006 7:22:01 AM PST · by rbmillerjr · 80 replies · 3,430+ views
    Chicago Sun Times online ^ | February 16, 2006 | Jay Mariotti
    Without Davis, Hedrick can't equal Heiden February 16, 2006 BY JAY MARIOTTI Sports Columnist TURIN, Italy -- Chad Hedrick's dream of becoming the 21st-century Eric Heiden is over. Which means Shani Davis' national nightmare might be beginning. With Hedrick reduced to shouting in frustration Wednesday, an American team without Davis was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the team pursuit competition in Olympic long-track speedskating. That quickly, so went Hedrick's chances of equaling Heiden's legendary 1980 record of five Winter Games gold medals. And that ominously, the focus turned to Davis, the South Side native and 2005 world all-around champion. Saying...
  • U.S. Has a Rare Contender in Ice Dancing

    02/17/2006 1:52:27 PM PST · by Cecily · 23 replies · 829+ views
    Associated Press ^ | February 17, 2006 | Nancy Armour
    TURIN, Italy - Put down the remote and find another time to wash those socks. After two decades of being the most skippable event at the Olympics, figure skating's ice dance is actually worth watching this year. For the first time since 1976, an American couple not only has a chance to medal in dance, Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto have an outside shot at winning it. "Any Olympic medal would be an amazing, amazing thing to achieve," said Belbin, whose silver with Agosto at last year's world championships was the first medal by an American couple in 20 years....
  • LIVE THREAD: 2006 Torino Olympics - DAY 8 - Saturday Combined Thread

    02/18/2006 6:42:07 AM PST · by Howlin · 190 replies · 5,608+ views
    Free Republic ^ | February 18, 2006
    NBC OLYMPICS HOME PAGE Complete Olympic Schedule (Presumably updated with Results) TV SCHEDULES usolympicteam.com Canada's CTV Olympics website CBC.CA - Torino 2006
  • Olympics a nightmare for U.S.

    02/17/2006 5:35:06 PM PST · by Sandreckoner · 35 replies · 641+ views
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | 2/17/06 | Dan Wetzel
    Maybe it is impossible to draw some grand theme across an entire nation's diverse athlete delegation, but every day covering the Americans seems to bring the same scene, the same hung heads, the same excuses, no matter what venue you go to. Team USA has been disappointing here, rarely winning in any sport that we didn't just recently invent and push into the games. Six of our ten medals, including three of our six golds have come in snowboarding. It's a great sport, but there isn't exactly heavy international competition. We have two golds in speedskating, one in Alpine skiing...
  • LIVE THREAD: 2006 Torino Olympics - DAY 7 - Primetime TV THREAD

    02/17/2006 4:44:37 PM PST · by Howlin · 269 replies · 4,650+ views
    Free Republic ^ | February 17, 2006
    NBC OLYMPICS HOME PAGE Complete Olympic Schedule (Presumably updated with Results) TV SCHEDULES usolympicteam.com Canada's CTV Olympics website CBC.CA - Torino 2006
  • LIVE THREAD: 2006 Torino Olympics - DAY 7 Friday (Spoiler/Photo Thread)

    02/17/2006 7:17:07 AM PST · by Howlin · 76 replies · 4,592+ views
    Free Republic ^ | February 17, 2006
    NBC OLYMPICS HOME PAGE Complete Olympic Schedule (Presumably updated with Results) TV SCHEDULES usolympicteam.com
  • Medal tracker for Winter Olympics 2006

    02/16/2006 8:51:39 AM PST · by tomjohn77 · 5 replies · 286+ views
    02.16.2006 Norway 13 USA 9 Germany 9 Russia 9 Austria 6 China 6 Who do you think will win the most medals in the end?
  • Russian Biathlete Expelled From Torino for Doping

    02/16/2006 10:28:15 AM PST · by The_Victor · 3 replies · 245+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 2/16/2006
    CESANA, Italy — Russian biathlete Olga Pyleva was thrown out of the Olympics and stripped of her silver medal Thursday for failing a drug test, the first athlete caught for doping at the Torino Games. Pyleva, who won silver at the 15km event Monday, was scratched just before the start of Thursday's 7.5km sprint, in which she was considered a leading medal contender. She also won gold and bronze medals at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games.
  • Fame is like a poison, says American skiing ace Miller

    02/16/2006 12:27:45 PM PST · by Zechariah_8_13 · 27 replies · 813+ views
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 16, 2006 | AFP
    American skiing ace Bode Miller says he can understand while some athletes turn to drugs in their quest for fame. Miller, who on Tuesday was disqualified from the Winter Olympics' alpine skiing combined event after a slalom slip-up, believes the pressure to succeed forces some competitors to cheat. "Sport was born clean and would remain so if it was about just competing for the fun of it, but the media and the public corrupt it because of the pressure they create," the outspoken Miller told the Gazzetta dello Sport. "Any athlete who isn't doing well is left in the corner,...
  • 'Spam man' wins gold

    02/16/2006 4:07:12 PM PST · by Senator Bedfellow · 37 replies · 799+ views
    The Age ^ | February 16, 2006 | Stephen Hutcheon and Jacquelin Magnay
    According to the International Olympic Committee's website, Australia's gold medallist Dale Begg-Smith, runs an internet pop-up advertising company that he describes as the third largest of its type. But that's about as much detail as you'll get out of the Lamborghini-driving Canadian-turned-Australian moguls skier who is reluctant to talk about his dealings which remain shrouded in secrecy. Speaking on Monday at a pre-race press conference, the 21-year-old said he had wound down his multimillion-dollar internet business to concentrate on his Olympic ambitions. He refused to reveal the name of his business, nor details of its operations or size. He did...
  • LIVE THREAD: 2006 Torino Olympics - DAY 6 - Primetime TV THREAD

    02/16/2006 4:31:32 PM PST · by Howlin · 763 replies · 9,490+ views
    Free Republic ^ | February 16, 2006
    NBC OLYMPICS HOME PAGE Complete Olympic Schedule (Presumably updated with Results) TV SCHEDULES usolympicteam.com Canada's CTV Olympics website CBC.CA - Torino 2006
  • LIVE THREAD: 2006 Torino Olympics - DAY 6 Thursday (Spoiler/Photo Thread)

    02/16/2006 6:47:33 AM PST · by Howlin · 85 replies · 3,424+ views
    Free Republic ^ | February 16, 2006
    NBC OLYMPICS HOME PAGE Complete Olympic Schedule (Presumably updated with Results) TV SCHEDULES usolympicteam.com
  • LIVE THREAD: 2006 Torino Olympics - DAY 5 - Primetime TV THREAD

    02/15/2006 5:00:11 PM PST · by Howlin · 70 replies · 2,392+ views
    www.freerepublic.com ^ | February 15, 2006
    NBC OLYMPICS HOME PAGE Complete Olympic Schedule (Presumably updated with Results) TV SCHEDULES usolympicteam.com Canada's CTV Olympics website CBC.CA - Torino 2006
  • LIVE THREAD: 2006 Torino Olympics - DAY 5 Wednesday (Spoiler/Photo Thread)

    02/15/2006 5:16:28 AM PST · by alisasny · 115 replies · 3,606+ views
    February 15, 2006
    Today's events include Women's Downhill, Curling, Men's Moguls, Hockey, Luge Doubles, Nordic Combined, Short Track Speed Skating and Speed Skating. NBC OLYMPICS HOME PAGE Complete Olympic Schedule (Presumably updated with Results) TV SCHEDULES usolympicteam.com TOPICS: TOPICS: TOPICS: TOPICS: TOPICS:
  • Downhill Partying (Bush Twin Barbara Snubs WaPo Reporter in Turin)

    02/15/2006 10:14:46 AM PST · by kristinn · 95 replies · 4,309+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, February 15, 2006 | Libby Copeland
    TURIN, Italy -- Before we have the privilege of chatting with presidential daughter Barbara Bush -- or, before we attempt to chat with her while she gives us a withering, Medusa-like stare -- we have the privilege of standing in the cold outside a place called Club Bud, where we have the privilege of shouting questions at a woman who is apparently well-known in Italy for being a showgirl. SNIP And then, as if out of a dream, sitting by themselves on a long expanse of red couch, are first daughter Barbara Bush and an Unidentified Female Companion. Barbara accompanied...