Turkey at the 2006 Winter Olympics

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

Turkey at the
2006 Winter Olympics
Flag of Turkey.svg
IOC codeTUR
NOCTurkish National Olympic Committee
Websiteolimpiyat.org.tr (in English and Turkish)
in Turin
Competitors6 (3 men, 3 women) in 3 sports
Flag bearer Tuğba Karademir (opening)
Sebahattin Oglago (closing)[1][2]
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Officials12
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

CompetitorsEdit

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 skiingEdit

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 skiingEdit

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 skatingEdit

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

OfficialsEdit

  • 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

ReferencesEdit

  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" (PDF). Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved May 12, 2009.
  4. ^ a b c "Torino 2006 Official Report - Cross Country Skiing" (PDF). Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved May 12, 2009.
  5. ^ a b "Torino 2006 Official Report - Figure Skating" (PDF). 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.