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Friday, 12 November 2004

Olympic Histrionics

The histrionic threat by Valentino Castellani, organiser of the Turin 2006 Winter Olympics, to resign yesterday (as reported on this site) has been withdrawn; how surprising!

Following a meeting with the IOC president, Jacques Rogge, and Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi; Castellani's ego was duly mollified.

The division of powers between himself and Mario Pescante, the government appointed games supervisor, had been clarified to his satisfaction.

Castellani, a former mayor of Turin, said:

"..a page had been turned.." and he would remain head of organising committee through the games in February 2006.

What a relief!

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