Host City: Torino, Italy
Date Started: February 12, 2006
Date Finished: February 25, 2006
Participants: 106 (54 men and 52 women) from 24 countries
Youngest Participant: Arianna Fontana (15 years, 305 days)
Oldest Participant: Nobuko Yamada (34 years, 193 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): Viktor An (4 medals)
Most Medals (Country): South Korea (10 medals)
The 2006 Olympic short track competitions took place in the Palavela. It was originally constructed for Italia '61, an exposition to celebrate 100 years of Italian unity. Named Palazzo delle Mostre, it was commonly known as Palazzo a Vela (Palavela, for short) due to its sail-shaped roof. As in previous Olympics, the venue was shared with the Olympic figure skaters.
The short track events remained unchanged, at four each for men and women. Unlike in previous games, two skaters dominated the events, both from South Korea. An Hyeon-Su won three gold medals and a bronze in the men's competition, while female counterpart Jin Seon-Yu also took three golds home to Korea.