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Azerbaijan at the 2006 Winter Olympics

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Azerbaijan at the
2006 Winter Olympics
Flag of Azerbaijan.svg
IOC code AZE
NOC National Olympic Committee of the Azerbaijani Republic
Website www.noc-aze.org (in Azerbaijani) (in English)
in Turin
Competitors 2 (1 man, 1 woman) in 1 sport
Flag bearer Igor Lukanin (opening)
Teymur Jafarov (closing)
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Russian Empire (1900–1912)
 Soviet Union (1952–1988)
 Unified Team (1992)

Azerbaijan sent a delegation to compete at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy from 10–26 February 2006. The nation was making its third appearance at a Winter Olympics. The Azerbaijani delegation consisted of two athletes, an ice dancing team of American-born Kristin Fraser and Russian-born Igor Lukanin. They finished the competition in 19th place. As of the conclusion of these Olympics, Azerbaijan has never won a Winter Olympics medal.

Background[edit]

The National Olympic Committee of the Azerbaijani Republic was created in 1992[1] following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, and was recognized by the International Olympic Committee on 1 January 1993.[2] Azerbaijan has sent delegations to every Olympics since the 1996 Summer Olympics, first entering the Winter Olympics in Nagano in 1998.[3] While the nation has won many medals in the Summer Olympics, they have never won a medal in the Winter Olympics.[3] The Azerbaijani delegation to Turin consisted of a single ice dancing team, Kristin Fraser and Igor Lukanin.[4] Lukanin was the flag bearer for the opening ceremony,[5] while Teymur Jafarov, an assistant of the National Olympic Committee, carried the flag for the closing ceremony.[6]

Figure skating[edit]

Kristin Frasier is from in Montclair, New Jersey, while Igor Lukanin was born in Yekaterinburg, Russia.[7] They had previously, as a team, represented Azerbaijan at the 2002 Winter Olympics.[8] At the time of the Turin Olympics, Frasier was 25 years old, and Lukanin was 30 years old.[4] The ice dancing event took place over three phases, each held on a separate days. There were 24 teams taking part in the competition.[9] On 17 February, in the compulsory dance, the Azerbaijanis scored 27.27 points.[10] Two nights later, they scored 43.83 points in the original dance,[11] while the following evening they scored 77.14 points in the free dance.[12] Their combined score of 148.24 points put the Azerbajiani team in 19th place.[9]

Athlete Event CD OD FD Total
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Kristin Fraser
Igor Lukanin
Ice dance 27.27 20 43.83 19 77.14 17 148.24 19[13]

Key: CD = Compulsory Dance, FD = Free Dance, OD = Original Dance

References[edit]

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  4. ^ a b "Azerbaijan at the 2006 Torino Winter Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 12 July 2017. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  5. ^ "List of flag bearers – Torino 2006 – Olympics". Eurosport. 10 February 2006. Archived from the original on 29 April 2018. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Flag Bearers for the Closing Ceremony – Olympic News". International Olympic Committee. 26 February 2006. Archived from the original on 16 October 2016. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  7. ^ Pucin, Diane (27 March 2009). "Questions. Ice dance questions". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on 31 March 2009. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Azerbaijan at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 12 July 2017. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  9. ^ a b "Figure Skating at the 2006 Torino Winter Games: Mixed Ice Dancing". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 12 June 2017. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  10. ^ "Figure Skating at the 2006 Torino Winter Games: Mixed Ice Dancing Compulsory Dance". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 12 June 2017. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  11. ^ "Figure Skating at the 2006 Torino Winter Games: Mixed Ice Dancing Original Set Pattern Dance". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 12 June 2017. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  12. ^ "Figure Skating at the 2006 Torino Winter Games: Mixed Ice Dancing Free Dance". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 12 June 2017. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  13. ^ "XX Olympic Winter Games 2006 – Ice Dancing". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2 November 2017. Retrieved 7 July 2018.