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IOC group makes final Turin tour

Nov. 30, 2005 at 4:47 PM

TURIN, Italy, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- An International Olympic Committee group has completed its final full visit to Turin, Italy, the site of the 2006 Winter Games.

The IOC's Coordination Commission, led by champion skier Jean-Claude Killy, spent three days touring the venues for the Winter Olympics with officials of the Torino 2006 Organizing Committee -- TOROC.

Killy noted that, even with the preparations that have been made, there will be challenges.

"The IOC is confident that TOROC and its partners have the skills and experience to find solutions wherever there may be problems," he said. "Preparing for the Olympic Games is a team effort. It is important this team stays focused and stays together, taking its cue from strong leadership on the part of the organizing committee."

Ceremonies Nov. 27 marked the lighting of the Olympic torch in Greece. The flame is scheduled to arrive in Rome on Dec. 7 and work its way by relay to Turin over the next month.

The Winter Olympics are scheduled to take place Feb. 10-26 in and around Turin.

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