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Olympic Officials Express Concern About 2006 Winter Games


Olympic officials have again expressed concern about potential accommodation problems at the 2006 Winter Games in Turin, Italy.

International Olympic Committee Coordination Commission chairman Jean-Claude Killy said Wednesday that construction of the Olympic village and other accommodation in the Sestriere ski resort remains behind schedule. But he says the IOC is confident that Italian organizers will be ready for the event 14 months away.

Organizing chief Valentino Castellani said prefabricated housing could be one solution. Sestriere, near the French border, is to host most of the Alpine ski events during the games scheduled from February 10th through the 26th, 2006.

The Turin Olympic Organizing Committee released figures Wednesday, showing 20 percent of 69 Olympic venues and infrastructure projects have already been completed.

Some information for this story provided by AP.

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