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Tuesday, 15 November 2005

Turin Stadium Named

The main sports arena in Turin for the February 2006 Winter Olympics will be named "Grande Torino", after the Turin soccer team that was killed in an air crash in 1949.

Mario Pescante, the supervisor of the games, said:

"I approved the idea of calling it "Grande Torino" with great enthusiasm."

The "Grande Torino" (Great Turin) side of the 1940's were all killed in air crash on the Turin hills in 1949.

Among those who lost their lives was soccer legend Valentino Mazzola, father of another Italy great, Sandro Mazzola.

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