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Thursday, 25 November 2004

Turin Turmoil

It seems that all is not well in Italy, as Turin continues to prepare to host the 2006 Winter Olympics.

The organisers of the 2006 Turin Olympics have made two key appointments, to the executive board of the organising committee.

Mario Pescante, the new government-appointed supervisor of the Turin Games, and Turin Mayor Sergio Chiamparino have been appointed; in the hope that this will ease the political tensions in the committee.

Additionally, in sign that all is not well with the finances, the budget has been postponed until 21 December.

The Turin Games face a $242M shortfall; the committee expect, and hope, that the Italian taxpayer will cover this. However, support for the Games is very lukewarm in Italy.

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