The opening of the Olympic Games in Torino is tomorrow
Sophia Loren will probably be "the mistress" of the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. For the moment the organizers bosom it and the press secretary of the actress denies everything, but it is already known that the star of Italian cinema would be in Italy 10 or 11 February and very likely take part in the opening of the Olympic Games.
In the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games is expected the participation of world famous tenor Luciano Pavarotti and popular motor-cycle racer Valentino Rossi. The heads of many states and governments will also arrive. On the platform for the honorable guests are reserved the places for the President of Austria Heinz Fischer, the President of Germany Horst Kцhler, the President of Estonia Arnold Ruitel, the President of Latvia
Vaira Vike-Freiberga and others. The ministers of sport of 45 countries of the world confirmed their participation in the opening ceremony. Lora Bush escorted by two daughters will represent the White House. The wife of the prime minister of Great Britain Cherri Blair, and also some crowned persons, including Norwegian king Harold and prince of Monaco Albert also will arrive to Torino.
The President of Italy Karlo Adzelio Champi will open the Olympiad, and the prime minister Silvio Berluskoni is expected only during the closing of the Games.
The famous Italian mountain-skier Georgia Rocka will pronounce the Olympic oath during the opening. He is one of the real challengers for the gold medal from the Italian team.
Mark Fisher who worked with such grandees of world rock- music, as groups U2, Pink Floyd and the singer Robbie Williams, was busy with the creation of enormous scene in the form of heart. Cristophe Berthonneau dealt with light setting. The original sketch of national flag for the opening ceremony, according to the unconfirmed information, was charged to develop to the well-known Italian modeller Giorgio Armani.
The official emblem of the XX Winter Olympic Games 2006 in Turin was represented on 27 November 2001 in Rome. 1341 projects participated in the competition. The selected version is created by Milan designer firm "Beninkasa-Gusman". It reminds the cathedral of Turin - the highest building of the city and at the same time the Alpine top, the bent fir tree, the snowflake and the ski jump.