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Skeleton at the 2006 Torino Winter Games

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Host City: Torino, Italy
Date Started: February 16, 2006
Date Finished: February 16, 2006
Events: 2

Participants: 42 (27 men and 15 women) from 21 countries
Youngest Participant: AUS Michelle Steele (19 years, 346 days)
Oldest Participant: LIB Patrick Antaki (41 years, 287 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 6 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): CAN Canada (3 medals)


For the first time, skeleton was held for two consecutive Olympics, and both the men’s and women’s events were held in the same format as in 2002. Like luge, skeleton attracted some competitors from countries not known for their winter athletes, including Bermuda’s [Patrick Singleton] (a former luger), U.S. citizen [Patrick Antaki], competing for Lebanon, and [Tyler Botha], sledding for South Africa.