Host City: Torino, Italy
Date Started: February 13, 2006
Date Finished: February 24, 2006
Participants: 100 (50 men and 50 women) from 13 countries
Youngest Participant: Yekaterina Galkina (17 years, 187 days)
Oldest Participant: Lorne DePape (50 years, 302 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 26 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): Canada (2 medals)
The 2002 format was unchanged for the 2006 Games. Both men and women had ten team tournaments with a round-robin first stage. The top four teams qualified for the semi-finals with teams that had an equal number of wins facing a play –off or series of play-offs if qualification for the semis was at stake.
The New Zealand men’s team qualified for Turin, thus becoming the first Southern hemisphere team to compete.