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Official Site: February 10-26, 2006

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Torino, Italy: 2006 Winter Olympics
   · February 10-26, 2006: Torino 2006 · Medal Count
   · The Closing Ceremony is February 26, 2006.
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History of the Winter Olympics / Historical Data
In 2002, at Salt Lake City, the U.S. team won 34 medals, including 10 golds. Germany won the most medals (35) in Salt Lake City, though Norway won the most golds (13). Medal results here.

Below is a graph and data tables showing the U.S. results in all winter olympics. As a percentage of all medals, the U.S. won 14.5% in 2002-- the 3rd best in winter olympic history for the U.S.
· Results: Winter Olympics U.S. Medals

In the history of the Winter Olympics, Norway is the best country. They have won a total 0f 263 all-time winter olympic medals. All-time medal totals here (though keep in mind these totals don't consolidate Russia and Germany). For a complete history of the Winter Olympics go here.
All Previous Winter Olympics History
Official page for all games here.
· Salt Lake City 2002
· Nagano 1998
· Lillehammer 1994
· Albertville 1992
· Calgary 1988
· Sarajevo 1984
· Lake Placid 1980
· Innsbruck 1976
· Sapporo 1972
· Grenoble 1968
· Innsbruck 1964
· Squaw Valley 1960
· Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956
· Oslo 1952
· St. Moritz 1948
· 1944- WWII
· 1940- WWII
· Garmisch-Partenkirchen 1936
· Lake Placid 1932
· St. Moritz 1928
· Chamonix 1924

Olympic Websites and Winter Olympic Sports

Olympic Sports- Intl Sports Federations
· IAAF- Athletes
· Bobsledding
· Ice Hockey
· Skating- ISU
· Skiing- FIS
· Short Track

World Winter Sports Sites
· World Short Track

U.S. Winter Sports
· U.S. Speed Skating

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2006 Winter Olympic Recaps:
Memorable moments:

· No gold for Lindsey Jacobellis in the Snow Board Cross race after her "backside method grab" late in the race results in a fall. But she held on for silver! (story)
· Chicago native, Shani Davis, makes history taking gold for the U.S. in the speedskating 1000 meters (story).
· In cross country, the always premier Italian 4x10km relay team notched an easy gold medal win in front of a rowdy home crowd (story).
· Sasha Cohen earns a silver medal after recovering from two early falls to finish strong, but her slips under pressure are now her signature move (story).
· Bode Miller: Before the games, the U.S. media showered the front pages with cover stories about Bode's greatness. During the games, Bode was "honest" about his priorities-- partying. Sounds like fun for 205 1/2 weeks of every 4 years. But maybe in 10 years when Bode can't ski fast anymore he will realize that buckling down for 2 1/2 weeks at the Olympics might have been a better idea (story).
· Apollo Anton Ono: Definitely the star of the games from the U.S. perspective. He won 5 medals. And, Ono saved the best for last. On the last day of short track speed skating, Ono won gold in the 500 meters and passing near the final lap to help the U.S. take bronze in the relay (story).



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