Thursday, February 09, 2006

Winter Olympics to highlight shroud

The Tidings, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles recently published this article about the Shroud of Turin and its connection to this year's Winter Olympics:

Before being selected as the site of the 2006 Winter Olympics, the Italian city of Turino was probably best known to Christians as the location of the Shroud of Turin. The Shroud, with its image of a first-century crucified man, is believed by many to be the burial cloth of Christ and will doubtless be on the minds of more than a few of the estimated 1.5 million Olympic tourists.

The way in which NBC is promoting its coverage of the Olympics might make this news a bit of a surprise to some people. The network consistently refers to the city where the Olympics are being held as "Torino" (the Italian spelling of the city's name) instead of "Turin," which is probably more familiar to English-speakers.

Other news outlets, including the Associated Press, will use "Turin" in their coverage of the Olympics.

1 comment:

Jason266 said...

It just goes to show how slow I am sometimes...I hadn't made the connection between the Olympic host city and the shroud.