The 8 Forgotten Olympic Games

2.6.2014

By Kevin Okeeffe

Not every Olympic Games is a Sochi-level noisemaker; some have been lost to history's memory.

2006 Winter Olympic Games: Torino, Italy

Despite providing a major boost for Torino’s tourism, the 2006 Games are more likely to live on in infamy for several major scandals. There were major doping allegations, and the Games cost far more than expected. Americans were reported to care little about this Olympics. The most notable thing about Torino might have been American skier Bode Miller’s utter collapse under the weight of sky-high expectations — and for that to be the most notable event speaks volumes.

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