Turkey at the 2006 Winter Olympics

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Turkey at the Olympic Games

Flag of Turkey
IOC code  TUR
NOC National Olympic Committee of Turkey
Website www.olimpiyatkomitesi.org.tr (Turkish)
At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin
Competitors 6 (3 men, 3 women) in 3 sports
Officials 12
Flag bearer Tuğba Karademir (opening)
Sebahattin Oglago (closing)[1][2]
Medals Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Olympic history (summary)
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Intercalated Games
1906

Turkey competed at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.

Competitors[edit]

Sport Men Women Total
Alpine skiing 1 1 2
Cross-country skiing 2 1 3
Figure skating 0 1 1
Total 3 3 6

Alpine skiing pictogram.svg Alpine skiing[edit]

A 37th place finish for Duygu Ulusoy in the Women's giant slalom was the best result for Turkey's Alpine Skiing entrants.[3]

Athlete[3] Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total Rank
Hamit Şare Men's giant slalom 1:52.13 Did not start
Men's slalom 1:07.57 1:01.56 n/a 2:09.13 40
Duygu Ulusoy Women's giant slalom 1:11.43 1:19.38 n/a 2:30.81 37
Women's slalom Did not finish

Cross country skiing pictogram.svg Cross-country skiing[edit]

The Turkish cross-country team got its top finish in the men's team sprint event, where Muhammet Kızılarslan and Sebahattin Oglago finished 22nd.[4]

Distance
Athlete[4] Event Final
Total Rank
Kelime Aydın Women's 10 km classical 31:47.1 52
Women's 15 km pursuit Did not finish
Women's 30 km freestyle 1:34:07.2 49
Muhammet Kızılarslan Men's 15 km classical 45:06.8 74
Sebahattin Oglago Men's 15 km classical 42:18.9 55
Men's 30 km pursuit 1:28:03.8 65
Men's 50 kilometre freestyle Did not finish
Sprint
Athlete[4] Event Qualifying Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Total Rank Total Rank Total Rank Total Rank
Kelime Aydın Women's sprint 2:33.33 63 Did not advance 63
Muhammet Kızılarslan Men's sprint 2:28.94 64 Did not advance 64
Sebahattin Oglago Men's sprint 2:31.10 67 Did not advance 67
Muhammet Kızılarslan
Sebahattin Oglago
Men's team sprint Did not advance 19:46.5 12 Did not advance 22

Figure skating pictogram.svg Figure skating[edit]

Tuğba Karademir, who finished 22nd in the ladies' event, gained some notoriety due to being featured by American network NBC, which opened one of its most watched broadcasts with a feature on her. [5][6]

Athlete[5] Event CD SP/OD FS/FD Total
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Tuğba Karademir Ladies' n/a 44.20 22 Q 79.44 21 123.64 21

Key: CD = Compulsory Dance, FD = Free Dance, FS = Free Skate, OD = Original Dance, SP = Short Program

Officials[edit]

  • Mehmet Ali Şahin, Minister for Sports
  • Togay Bayatlı, President of the National Olympic Committee of Turkey
  • Neşe Gündoğan, Secretary general of the National Olympic Committee of Turkey
  • Hüseyin Doğan, Olympic attaché
  • Mehmet Atalay, Team chief
  • Sezai Bağbaşı, Administrator
  • Yunus Akgül, Administrator
  • Özer Ayık, Administrator
  • Ahmet Kalaycıoğlu, Physician
  • Oleksandr Averin, Trainer cross-country skiing
  • Atakan Araftargil, Trainer Alpine skiing
  • Robert Tebby, Trainer figure skating

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Flagbearers for the Opening Ceremony". Retrieved May 12, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Flagbearers for the Closing Ceremony". Retrieved May 12, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Torino 2006 Official Report - Alpine Skiing". Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved May 12, 2009. 
  4. ^ a b c "Torino 2006 Official Report - Cross Country Skiing". Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved May 12, 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "Torino 2006 Official Report - Figure Skating". Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved May 12, 2009. 
  6. ^ Kate Aurthur (February 23, 2006). "NBC's Strategy of Ducking 'Idol' Pays Off". New York Times. Retrieved May 12, 2009.