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2006 Winter Olympics torch relay

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Host cityTurin, Italy
Countries visitedGreece, Vatican City, Malta, San Marino, Slovenia, Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy
Distance11,300 kilometres (7,000 mi)
Torch bearers10,001
Start dateDecember 8, 2005
End dateFebruary 10, 2006
Torch designerPininfarina

The 2006 Winter Olympics torch relay took part as part of the build-up to the 2006 Winter Olympics hosted in Turin, Italy. The route covered around 11,300 kilometres (7,000 mi) and involved 10,001. Stefania Belmondo lit the cauldron at the opening ceremony.

Torch

2006 Olympic Torch
2006 Olympic Torch

The torch was a modern interpretation of the traditional wooden torch, in which it is the metal that seems to catch fire and burn. The flame envelops the body of the torch rather than exiting from a hole on the top, like earlier torches. A dynamic, innovative shape was created to develop this concept, which recalls the tip of a ski but also the building that is a symbol of Turin, the Mole Antonelliana.[1] It is criticized for being too heavy at 1.97 kg (4.3 lb).[2]

Route in Greece

November 27

November 28

November 29

November 30

December 1

December 2

December 3

December 4

December 5

December 7

December 8

Route in Italy

Date Map

December 8, 2005 (day 1): Rome
December 10 (day 3): Rieti

December 11 (day 4): Perugia

December 12 (day 5): Siena
December 13 (day 6): Livorno
December 14 (day 7): Florence
December 15 (day 8): Lucca
December 16 (day 9): Pisa

December 17 (day 10): La Spezia
December 18 (day 11): Genoa

December 19 (day 12): Nuoro
December 20 (day 13): Cagliari

December 21 (day 14): Ragusa
December 22 (day 15): Agrigento
December 23 (day 16): Palermo
December 26 (day 17): Catania

December 27 (day 18): Reggio Calabria
December 28 (day 19): Catanzaro
December 29 (day 20): Cosenza

December 30 (day 21): Potenza

December 31 (day 22): Naples

January 1, 2006 (day 23): Frosinone

January 2 (day 24): Benevento

January 3 (day 25): Taranto
January 4 (day 26): Lecce
January 5 (day 27): Bari
January 6 (day 28): Foggia

January 7 (day 29): Campobasso

January 8 (day 30): Pescara
January 9 (day 31): L'Aquila

January 10 (day 32): Ancona

January 11 (day 33): Arezzo

January 12 (day 35): Rimini
January 13 (day 36): Bologna
January 14 (day 37): Parma

January 15 (day 38): Mantua

January 16 (day 39): Verona
January 17 (day 40): Venice

January 18 (day 41): Trieste
January 19 (day 42): Udine
January 20 (day 43): Tarvisio

January 21 (day 44): Belluno
January 22 (day 45): Treviso

January 23 (day 46): Trento
January 24 (day 47): Bolzano
January 25 (day 48): Urtijëi

January 26 (day 49): Cortina d'Ampezzo

January 27 (day 50): Merano

January 28 (day 51): Lecco
January 29 (day 52): Milan

January 30 (day 53): Varese
January 31 (day 54): Pavia

February 1 (day 55): Savona

February 2 (day 56): Cuneo
February 3 (day 57): Pinerolo
February 4 (day 58): Sestriere
February 5 (day 59): Bardonecchia

February 6 (day 60): Albertville

February 7 (day 61): Aosta

February 8 (day 62): Venaria Reale
February 9 (day 63): Turin
February 10 (day 64): Stadio Olimpico

References

  1. ^ "Olympic torch". Pininfarina. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Olympic torch too heavy for athletes". The Guardian. 1 January 2006. Retrieved 1 January 2006.
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