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Cyprus at the 2006 Winter Olympics

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Cyprus at the
2006 Winter Olympics
Flag of Cyprus (1960-2006).svg
IOC code CYP
NOC Cyprus Olympic Committee
Website www.olympic.org.cy (in Greek) (in English)
in Turin
Competitors 1 in 1 sport
Flag bearer Theodoros Christodoulou (opening and closing)
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

Cyprus sent a delegation to compete in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy from 10–26 February 2006. This was Cyprus' eighth appearance at a Winter Olympic Games. The Cypriot delegation consisted of one alpine skier, Theodoros Christodoulou. His best performance was 34th in the men's giant slalom.

Background[edit]

The Cyprus Olympic Committee was first recognised by the International Olympic Committee in 1978,[1] and the nation has participated in every Summer Olympics and Winter Olympic Games since debuting in 1980.[2] At the time of the Turin Olympics, no Cypriot athlete had ever won a medal. They would win their first medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics six years after Turin.[2] This was their eighth appearance at a Winter Olympic Games.[2] The only athlete sent by Cyprus to Turin was an alpine skier, Theodoros Christodoulou.[3] He was the flag bearer for both the opening ceremony[4] and the closing ceremony.[5]

Alpine skiing[edit]

Theodoros Christodoulou was 28 years old at the time of the Turin Olympics, and had previously represented Cyprus at the 2002 Winter Olympics.[6][7] On 20 February, he took part in the men's giant slalom, posting run times of 1 minute and 30.47 seconds[8] and 1 minute and 31.56 seconds.[9] His total time was 3 minutes and 2.03 seconds, which placed him 34th out of 41 competitors who finished both legs of the race.[10] The men's slalom was held on 25 February. Christodoulou completed his two runs in 1 minute and 5.58 seconds[11] and 1 minute and 0.97 seconds.[12] His total time was therefore 2 minutes and 6.55 seconds, which ranked him 38th, out of 47 classified finishers.[13]

Athlete Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Total Rank
Theodoros Christodoulou Men's giant slalom 1:30.47 1:31.56 3:02.03 34
Men's slalom 1:05.58 1:00.97 2:06.55 38

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cyprus – National Olympic Committee (NOC)". International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 18 July 2017. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Cyprus". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 8 March 2018. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Cyprus at the 2006 Torino Winter Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 16 July 2017. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  4. ^ "List of flag bearers – Torino 2006 – Olympics". Eurosport. 10 February 2006. Archived from the original on 29 April 2018. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "Theodoros Khristodoulou Bio, Stats, and Results". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 10 July 2017. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Theodoros Christodoulou – Olympic Alpine Skiing". International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 21 February 2018. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Alpine Skiing at the 2006 Torino Winter Games: Men's Giant Slalom Run 1". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 2 July 2017. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  9. ^ "Alpine Skiing at the 2006 Torino Winter Games: Men's Giant Slalom Run 2". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 30 June 2017. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  10. ^ "Alpine Skiing at the 2006 Torino Winter Games: Men's Giant Slalom". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 3 April 2018. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  11. ^ "Alpine Skiing at the 2006 Torino Winter Games: Men's Slalom Run 1". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 4 July 2017. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  12. ^ "Alpine Skiing at the 2006 Torino Winter Games: Men's Slalom Run 2". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 9 July 2017. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  13. ^ "Alpine Skiing at the 2006 Torino Winter Games: Men's Slalom". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 5 April 2018. Retrieved 29 July 2018.