Winter Olympics 2006 | Turin, Italy | February 10-26, 2006
As the Olympics close with a spectacular, circus-like Closing Ceremony, take a look back at 17 topsy-turvy days in Turin.
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» Sally Jenkins While the Turin Olympic motto was, "Passion Lives Here," perhaps it should have been "Passion Lives Here -- But It Has a Time Share."
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» Mike Wise Lost amid the Turin soap operas was the story of Joey Cheek who donated his Olympic earnings to the Right to Play charitable foundation.
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» Tony Kornheiser The only thing Bode Miller accomplished was making himself one of the more colossal losers in recent sports history.
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Competing in a sport his nation cares nothing about, Italian speedskater Enrico Fabris, who has won two golds, is experiencing the celebrity of a soccer icon.
For the past 27 years, Sam Sullivan has been a quadriplegic, but officials have found a way to put the Olympic flag in his wheelchair during the Closing Ceremonies.
Italian skip Joel Retornaz and his curling team have captured the attention of the host country and he has become an overnight celebrity after several upset victories.
The illusion of terror and confusion has made Jeret Peterson the most accomplished aerialist in the world, but the suicide of a close friend and a painful past are with him always.
Athletes in bobsled, luge and skeleton know gravity better than any of us. They're intimate with it; they manipulate it, know how to soar and how to sink.
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