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Winter Games await

Updated: August 29, 2004, 11:23 AM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- As soon as the flame is extinguished in Athens on Sunday night, the clock starts ticking in the Italian Alps.

Seventeen-and-a-half months from now -- 530 days to be exact -- the Olympic flame will be ignited at the opening ceremony of the Winter Games in Turin.

"We are emotional,'' organizing committee chief Valentino Castellani said. "We have the feeling that we are stepping onto the stage. The bell for the last lap is ringing for us.''

Turin, the ...

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