It seems that, according to the Turin Olympics organisers, preparations for the Winter Games in 2006 are on schedule.
Unlike the recent Summer Games in Athens, where some venues were finished at the last minute, the construction in Turin is on schedule.
Many of the larger facilities are projected to be completed by this winter, when the organisers begin holding pre Olympic test events.
The bobsled track at Cesana will be ready for a World Cup scheduled there for January 20-23, 2005. A week before that, the European short track championships will be held at the new arena in Turin.
The 2006 Winter Games will run February 10-26, and feature about 2,500 athletes from 85 countries.