Olympic Winter Games Torino 2006
The XX Olympic Winter Games, held in Torino from 10 to 24 february 2006, included 2,508 atheletes from 80 NOC's (960 women and 1, 548 men).They competed in 84 events in 14 sports. The Croatian Olympic delegation included 23 athletes, of whom seven were women. They competed in alpine and nordic skiing, biathlon, skeleton, bobsleigh and figure skating. Italian president Carlo Azeglio Ciampi opened the Games and cross-country skier Stefania Belmondo lit the Olmypic flame. Alpine skier Giorgio Rocca took the Olympic Oath on behalf of the athletes and member of the International Skating Union Technical Committee Fabio Bianchetti on behalf of all officials.
Flag bearers: At the Opening Ceremony: Janica Kostelić
At the Closing Ceremony: Ivan Šola
Janica Kostelić (kombinacija)1. mjesto Sport: Alpsko skijanje Natjecanje: ZOI Torino 2006.
Janica Kostelić (superveleslalom)2. mjesto Sport: Alpsko skijanje Natjecanje: ZOI Torino 2006.
Ivica Kostelić (kombinacija)2. mjesto Sport: Alpsko skijanje Natjecanje: ZOI Torino 2006.
- Category: Olympic Winter Games Torino 2006
Thanks to Ivica Kostelić, Croatia earned the first men's Winter Olympic medal in Torino. He won it in the men's combined, in which he finished the downhill and two slalom races in Sestriere in 3:09.88 minutes, which was 0.53 seconds behind the gold medallist Ted Ligety of the USA.