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Last Updated: Monday, 27 February 2006, 09:18 GMT
Winter Olympics photos

The Olympic flame

Opening ceremony: The Olympic flame is lit - the 2006 Turin Games are underway and run until 26 February

Germany's Michael Greis in the finishing straight

Day one: Germany's Michael Greis wins the first gold medal of the games with a surprise victory in the men's 20km biathlon

France's Antoine Deneriaz on his way to gold

Day two: France's Antoine Deneriaz wins skiing's blue riband event, the men's downhill, with a time of 1.48:80

Hannah Teter gets some big air on the way to gold in the women's snowboard

Day three: The US dominate the women's snowboard half-pipe - Hannah Teter taking gold from team-mate Gretchen Bleiler

Sylve Otto celebrates her victory in the luge

Day four: Defending champion Slyve Otto leads a German clean sweep of the women's luge medals

Dale Begg-Smith tops the podium ahead of Mikko Ronkainen and Toby Dawson

Day five: Australia's Dale Begg-Smith thrills the crowd with some spectacular jumps to win gold in the men's moguls

Britain's Shelley Rudman on her way to Britain's only medal of the 2006 Games

Day six: Britain's best day in Turin sees Shelley Rudman claim silver in the skeleton, while the men and women's curlers win

America's Lindsey Jacobellis crashes with the finish in sight - Switzerland's Tanja Frieden of takes advantage to win gold

Day seven: Lindsey Jacobellis throws away gold in the snowboard cross when her show-boating goes horribly wrong

France's Vincent Defrasne snatched gold after overtaking Ole Einar Bjoerndalen in the finishing straight

Day eight: Ole Einar Bjoerndalen's gold medal hopes are ended when Vincent Defrasne takes the 12.5km biathlon title

Italy's Christian Zorzi claims gold for Italy in the men's 4 x 10km cross-country relay

Day nine: Christian Zorzi crosses the line to win Italy's third gold of the games in the 4 x 10km cross-country relay

Great Britain skip Rhona Martin (left) and Lynn Cameron watch their hopes of retaining the Olympic title end

Day 10: Great Britain's women's curling team fail to reach the semi-finals after Canada's final-stone victory over Denmark

Felix Gottwald, who was 12th after the jumping, crosses the line to win gold

Day 11: Felix Gottwald storms to gold in the Nordic combined sprint after starting the cross-country a minute adrift

The US ice hockey team miss out on a semi-final place

Day 12: The US team are stunned after they suffer a 4-3 defeat to Finland in the men's ice hockey quarter-finals

China's Han Xiaopeng competes in the men's aerials

Day 13: China's Han Xiaopeng shocks the field in the men's aerials final - claiming gold from Dmitri Dashinski of Belarus

Great Britain curlers Euan Byers and Warwick Smith

Day 14: Britain's men's curlers end the Games without a medal after losing the bronze medal match against the USA, 8-6

America's Bode Miller crashes out of the slalom

Day 15: Bode Miller fails to live up to his own hype and leaves medal-less despite competing in all five Alpine events

Giorgio di Centa's late burst seals gold in the men's 50km freestyle cross country

Day 16: Giorgio di Centa wins the 50km freestyle cross country as Italy end the Games with five gold medals

The Olympic rings are lit up

Closing ceremony: A carnival and numerous fireworks help bring the Games to a close in Turin's Stadio Olympico


Turin highs and lows
26 Feb 06 |  Winter Olympics

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