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Enigmatic Turin Preps, But Won't Preen, for Olympics

The Olympic Village in Turin.
Sylvia Poggioli, NPR
The Olympic Village in Turin.

The Italian city of Turin is about to take the world stage as the host of the 2006 Winter Olympics, but its citizens seem rather blasé about the event.

This northern Italian city is a complex mixture of the old and the modern, and it has seen enough history to be unfazed by a single sporting or media event.

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Sylvia Poggioli is senior European correspondent for NPR's International Desk covering political, economic, and cultural news in Italy, the Vatican, Western Europe, and the Balkans. Poggioli's on-air reporting and analysis have encompassed the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, the turbulent civil war in the former Yugoslavia, and how immigration has transformed European societies.
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