Winter Olympics 2006

Let the Games begin!

Turin and the mountainous Valle d'Aosta, host to the Winter Olympics 2006     Photo: Marco Saroldi

Winter Olympics in Pictures

CLICK HERE for a photo gallery profiling Turin and the Piedmont region ski resorts that are hosting the Winter Olympics 2006, or download our EXCLUSIVE Winter Olympics screensaver HERE!

Watch this space for Outside Online's exclusive coverage of the Winter Olympics 2006 in Turin, Italy, including top athlete profiles, a Turin Olympics travel guide, Olympics coverage and news, and the Olympic sports to watch. Plus, tune in daily for the unofficial (and totally revealing) Outside Online Winter Olympics Blog.

CLICK HERE for Away.com's "Turin Best Bets," an insider's city guide, plus tips from U.S. athletes Daron Rahlves, Gretchen Bleiler, and Steve Holcomb on what to expect from the Winter Olympic venues in the mountains around town.

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