The Best of Torino

The last Winter Olympic Games were held in Torino, Italy in 2006. Check out these amazing images from the games.

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Armin Zoeggeler bites down to make sure his gold is real. The Italian athlete sped to the end of the track in just 3 minutes and 26 seconds in Men's Luge Singles.
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Roar Ljoekelsoey from Norway shoots down the track in the Normal Hill Individual Ski Jumping Final to win the bronze.
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American favorite Sasha Cohen performs at the gala exhibition for figure skating during the Olympics. Cohen won the silver in 2006, and has announced she hopes to compete in 2010.
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Katerina Neumannova from the Czech Republic hugs her 3-year-old daughter at the finish line. Competing in the 30 km freestyle mass start, Neumannova, then 33, won her first gold medal and became the oldest winner in the event.
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Ilia Klimkin from Russia busts an incredible move in the Men's Short Program Figure Skating.
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American Apolo Ohno celebrates as he races across the finish line to win the gold in the 500 m Short Track Speed Skating. In 2006, Ohno also won the bronze in both the 1,000 m and the 5,000 m relay.
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Zhangdong Tian of China competes in the Normal Hill Individual Ski Jumping Qualifying on Day 1 of the 2006 Olympics.
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Italian Maurizio Margaglio and Barbara Fusar-Poli glide in a flawless performance. The couple came out of retirement to compete in their home country Olympics.
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American star speed skater Shani Davis competes in the Men's 5,000 m final. Davis didn't place in this event in 2006. Teammate Chad Hedrick walked off with the gold. However, in trials for the 2010 games, Davis beat out Hedrick and won.
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Sean Becker from New Zealand and Peja Lindholm from Sweden line up deliveries during the preliminary round of Men's Curling.
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Italian speed skaters Enrico Fabris, Matteo Anesi and Ippolito Sanfratello won the gold in team pursuit.
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Joey Cheek and Kang Seok Lee compete in the Men's 500 meters speed skating event. Cheek won the gold, while Lee walked away with the bronze.
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Taiwanese Chih-Hung Ma rockets down the track in the Men's Luge Single to finish with a time of 53.977 to take 31st place for that race. 20-years-old at the time, he was the youngest competitor in Men's Luge at the 2006 games.
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American favorite Gretchen Bleiler finishes with a silver medal in the Women's Snowboard Half Pipe.
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American Women's Snowboarding team Hannah Teter, Kelly Clark and Gretchen Bleiler hug after the first run in the Women's Snowboard Half Pipe Final. Teter took the gold and Bleiler took the silver. Clark finished just points behind Sweden's Kjersti Buass to come in fourth.
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Speed skating star, American Chad Hedrick, celebrates after winning the gold in the Men's 5,000 m speed skating final. Hedrick also won the silver medal in the 10,000 m event, and the bronze in the 1,500 m.
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American Joe Pack practices for the Men's Freestyle Skiing Aerials.
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Antoine Deneriaz races in the Men's Alpine Skiing Downhill Final to finish with the gold, beating second place winner Michael Walchhofer of Austria by more than a minute.
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Hedvig Bjelkevik from Norway leads team members in the Women's Speed Skating Team Pursuit Quarter Final.
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Cherie Piper of Canada falls into the goal while competing against Italy in the Preliminary Round Group A match.
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In the Men's Snowboard Final Cross competition, American Seth Wescott took the gold, while Radoslav Zidek from Slovakia took the silver and Paul-Henri Delerue from France took the bronze. Snowboarding made its debut as a Winter Olympic sport in 2006.
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Austrian brothers Andreas Linger and Wolfgang Linger speed down the track to win the gold in the Doubles Luge with a time of 1 minute, 34.497 seconds.
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Australian Cameron Morton competes in the grueling Final 20 km Individual in the Mens Biathlon. Morton made his Olympic debut in 2006 after acting as a biathlon coach in previous Winter Olympics.
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Russia's Tatiana Sotnikova flies through the air during the Women's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group A Match between Sweden and Russia.
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Germany's Georg Hettich smiles after winning the gold in the Nordic Combined 15 km Individual Event. His win was considered a surprise because of a slim World Cup record at the time. He went on to win the silver in the 4x5 km team event.
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Roman Leybyuk from Ukraine, Emmanyuel Jonnier from France, and Nejc Brodar of Slovenia compete in the Men's Cross Country Skiing 30 km.
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Nicolas Bal of France competes in the first round jump of the Nordic Combined.
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Viktor Kneib from Russia completes his final run in Men's Luge Single. Kneib only finished fractions of a second after the winner, but it was enough to put him in 20th place.
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Exhausted skiers wait at the finish line of the Men's Cross Country 30 km Pursuit. Winners were Yevgeny Dementyev of Russia, Frode Estil of Norway and Pietro Piller Cottrer of Italy.
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Team South Korea, including Ahn Hyun Soo, Lee Ho-Suk, SEo Ho-Jin and Song Suk-Woo, celebrate winning the gold in the 5000 m relay in Short Track Speed Skating.
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Canadians Jessica Dube and Bryce Davison compete in the Pairs Short Program Figure Skating. The pair came in 10th place, and will compete in 2010.
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Michael Greis from Germany triumphantly finishes to win the gold medal in the Men's Biathlon 20 km Individual Final.
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Petr Cajanek from the Czech Republic tries to get the puck past German goalie Olaf Kolzig of Germany in the Men's Ice Hockey Round Group A match.
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Ole Einar Bjoerndalen from Norway competes in the Biathlon 20km Individual Final. Bjoerndalen won Silver in the event.
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Yuliya Rodionova of Kazakhstan makes a jump in the Freestyle Moguls Qualifier.
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Japan's Hidenori Isa falls, exhausted after finishing the Men's Biathlon Final 4x7.5 km Relay.
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Iason Abramashvili from Georgia competes in the First Run of Men's Giant Slalom.
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American Johnny Spillane leads in the Nordic Combined 15 km Individual event. He came out ranked 30th.
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Estonian skaters Diana Rennik and Aleksei Saks compete in the Pairs Short Program Figure Skating on the first day of the Olympics.
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Maelle Ricker from Canada is followed by Marie Laiussus from France, Deborah Anthonioz from France and Doris Guenther from Austria in the Women's Snowboard Cross Quarter Final.
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Mattias Nilsson Jr. from Sweden skis through part of the track for the Men's Biathlon 12.5 km Pursuit Final.
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Norihito Kobayashi from Japan completes jump 2 in the Nordic Combined Normal Hill event.
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A competitor races in the Women's Luge Single event. The Germans, including Sylke Otto, Silke Kraushaar and Tatjana Hufner, dominated to win the gold, silver and bronze.
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American Tony Benshoof competes in the Men's Luge Singles event. Benshoof was in a winning position after the first two runs, but then slowed down leaving him in fourth place.
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French figure skaters Isabelle Delobel and Olivier Schoenfelder compete in the Free Dance program. The pair missed winning a medal by a matter of points, coming in fourth place.
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American speed skating medalist Joey Cheek competes in the 1,000 m Finals. Cheek won a silver for the event, as well as a gold in the 500 m.
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Vicky Sunohara from Canada and Rebecca Fiorese compete for the puck in the Preliminary Round Group A match. The Canadian team demolished the Italians, winning 16-0.
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American Krissy Wendell guards the puck from Julia Marty of Switzerland during the Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group B. The United States beat Switzerland 6-0.
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American Ted Ligety kicks up some powder in the second run of the slalom section of the Alpine Skiing Combined event. Ligety took the gold in the event.
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