2006 Torino Winter

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  At the 108th Session, held in Lausanne on 17 and 18 March 1999, the Executive Board proposed a new selection procedure for the designation of the 2006 Winter Games. The reform provides for the designation of a college that will have to propose the two finalist cities from among the six selected. For the first time, the choice of the host city was televised. It took place between Sion and Turin. For the first time to my knowledge, we were treated to two commercial breaks during the broadcast of the opening ceremony by RAI as if some countries had less importance than others (unacceptable). It should also be noted that there has been no official programme since the 1st Games in Chamonix and finally, one of the official suppliers offered a product on the Monaco Summer Games in 1972.
Dates: February 6 - 26, 2006
N.O.C. participants: 82
Number of sports: 7
Number of contests: 84
Number of athletes: 2508
Men: 1548
Women: 960
Volonteers: 18000
Media: 9408
Opening: Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, Republic President
Oath: Giorgio Rocca
Oath juges: Fabio Bianchetti
Number of torch bearer: 0
Last torch bearer: Stefania Belmondo
Bids towns: Sion (SUI), Helsinki, Finand Klagenfurt (AUS), Poprad-Tatry (SLO) et Zakopane (POL)