Enigmatic Turin Preps, But Won't Preen, for Olympics The Italian city of Turin is about to take the world stage as the host of the 2006 Winter Olympics, but its citizens seem rather blasé about the event. This northern Italian city is a complex mixture of the old and the modern, and it has seen enough history to be unfazed by a single sporting or media event.
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Enigmatic Turin Preps, But Won't Preen, for Olympics

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Enigmatic Turin Preps, But Won't Preen, for Olympics

Enigmatic Turin Preps, But Won't Preen, for Olympics

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The Olympic Village in Turin.

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The Italian city of Turin is about to take the world stage as the host of the 2006 Winter Olympics, but its citizens seem rather blasé about the event.

This northern Italian city is a complex mixture of the old and the modern, and it has seen enough history to be unfazed by a single sporting or media event.