at the XX Olympic Winter Games
|Venue|| Sestriere and Cesana-San Sicario |
Turin, Piedmont, Italy
|No. of events||10|
|Competitors||287 (168 men, 80 women) from 60 nations|
| Alpine skiing at the|
2006 Winter Olympics
Alpine skiing at the 2006 Winter Olympics consisted of ten events, held at Sestriere and Cesana-San Sicario, Italy. The races were held 12–25 February 2006.
|Totals (8 nations)||10||10||10||30|
|Downhill|| Antoine Dénériaz |
|1:48.80|| Michael Walchhofer |
|1:49.52|| Bruno Kernen |
|Combined|| Ted Ligety |
|3:09.35|| Ivica Kostelić |
|3:09.88|| Rainer Schönfelder |
|Super-G|| Kjetil André Aamodt |
|1:30.65|| Hermann Maier |
|1:30.78|| Ambrosi Hoffmann |
|Giant slalom|| Benjamin Raich |
|2:35.00|| Joël Chenal |
|2:35.07|| Hermann Maier |
|Slalom|| Benjamin Raich |
|1:43.14|| Reinfried Herbst |
|1:43.97|| Rainer Schönfelder |
|Downhill|| Michaela Dorfmeister |
|1:56.49|| Martina Schild |
|1:56.86|| Anja Pärson |
|Combined|| Janica Kostelić |
|2:51.08|| Marlies Schild |
|2:51.58|| Anja Pärson |
|Super-G|| Michaela Dorfmeister |
|1:32.47|| Janica Kostelić |
|1:32.74|| Alexandra Meissnitzer |
|Giant slalom|| Julia Mancuso |
|2:09.19|| Tanja Poutiainen |
|2:09.86|| Anna Ottosson |
|Slalom|| Anja Pärson |
|1:29.04|| Nicole Hosp |
|1:29.33|| Marlies Schild |
Fifty-eight nations contributed alpine skiers to the events at Torino.
|Sun 12 Feb||Downhill – men||2,800 m (9,186 ft)||1,886 m (6,188 ft)||914 m (2,999 ft)||3.299 km (2.050 mi)||27.7%|
|Wed 15 Feb||Downhill – women||2,538 m (8,327 ft)||1,738 m (5,702 ft)||800 m (2,625 ft)||3.058 km (1.900 mi)||26.2%|
|Tue 14 Feb||Downhill (K) – men||2,686 m (8,812 ft)||1,886 m (6,188 ft)||800 m (2,625 ft)||2.965 km (1.842 mi)||27.0%|
|Sat 18 Feb||Downhill (K) – women||2,286 m (7,500 ft)||1,738 m (5,702 ft)||548 m (1,798 ft)||2.331 km (1.448 mi)||23.5%|
|Sat 18 Feb||Super-G – men||2,536 m (8,320 ft)||1,886 m (6,188 ft)||650 m (2,133 ft)||2.325 km (1.445 mi)||28.0%|
|Mon 20 Feb||Super-G – women||2,286 m (7,500 ft)||1,738 m (5,702 ft)||548 m (1,798 ft)||2.331 km (1.448 mi)||23.5%|
|Mon 20 Feb||Giant slalom – men||2,480 m (8,136 ft)||2,030 m (6,660 ft)||450 m (1,476 ft)|
|Fri 24 Feb||Giant slalom – women||2,370 m (7,776 ft)||2,030 m (6,660 ft)||340 m (1,115 ft)|
|Sat 25 Feb||Slalom – men||2,240 m (7,349 ft)||2,030 m (6,660 ft)||210 m (689 ft)|
|Wed 22 Feb||Slalom – women||2,210 m (7,251 ft)||2,030 m (6,660 ft)||180 m (591 ft)|
|Tue 14 Feb||Slalom (K) – men||2,210 m (7,251 ft)||2,030 m (6,660 ft)||180 m (591 ft)|
|Fri 17 Feb||Slalom (K) – women||2,170 m (7,119 ft)||2,030 m (6,660 ft)||140 m (459 ft)|
All entries had to be submitted to the organizing committee by 30 January 2006.
In general, athletes must be among the top 500 in the world in their event to compete. They must also have no more than 120 FIS points. Each National Olympic Committee may enter up to 22 athletes, but not more than 14 men or 14 women. No more than 4 athletes from any NOC may compete in each event.
If an NOC has fewer than 2 athletes qualified under those rules, it may send one male and one female athlete with an FIS score of no more than 140 in the slalom or giant slalom event.
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