Torino's Olympic Hopes

Valentino Castellani, president of the Torino Olympic Committee, spoke with TIME about transforming his city into an international showpiece

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A general view of Sestriere venue for the Mens Downhill at the 2006 Winter Olympics on December 13, 2004 in Sestriere, Italy.

With the 2006 Winter Games less than 100 days away, Valentino Castellani, president of the Torino Olympic Committee, spoke with TIME about transforming his city, best known for its famous shroud and as the birthplace of Fiat and Italian industrial design, into an international showpiece.

TIME Will Torino be ready on time?

VALENTINO CASTELLANI All the sites are ready. The last 60 days are devoted to training people inside the venues. You have only one shot, and the target is not so large.

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