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COCAINE

Man caught ‘selling drugs’ to Shroud pilgrims

A man was caught allegedly trying to sell cocaine to people queuing to see the Shroud, which went on display in Turin for the first time in five years on Sunday.

Man caught 'selling drugs' to Shroud pilgrims
The man was caught allegedly trying to sell drugs to people queuing to see the Shroud in Turin. Photo: Turin photo: Shutterstock

The man was caught after allegedly giving some of the drug to a customer, who fled amid the confusion, Ansa reported.

Police said the man was carrying 140 doses of cocaine. They also recovered a stolen wedding ring and luncheon vouchers.

More than one million people have booked to see the Shroud, which will remain on display in Turin's Cathedral of St John the Baptist until June 24th.

Viewers will be afforded only a few minutes each in front of the original although they will be able to linger longer in front of a specially-made model and a related exhibition.

When the shroud was last presented to the public, in 2010, more than two million people filed past it.

Read more: Turin shroud back on display after five years 


 

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EUROVISION

Turin chosen to host Eurovision Song Contest in 2022

The next edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in May 2022 will be held in the northern Italian city of Turin, organisers confirmed on Friday.

Italy's Maneskin performs during the final of the 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam.
Italy's Maneskin performs during the final of the 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam. Photo: KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP

“Turin has won the race to become the host city of the 66th Eurovision Song Contest, having triumphed over 16 other competing bids,” read a statement on the contest’s official website.

“The Grand Final will be held in PalaOlimpico on Saturday 14 May with Semi-Finals on 10 and 12 May.”

“We won! Turin has won!” mayor Chiara Appendino wrote in a celebratory post on Facebook.

Italian state broadcaster Rai said Turin had beaten off competition from the cities of Milan, Bologna, Rimini and Pesaro to host the event.

READ ALSO: Italy wins Eurovision: ‘We just want to say to the whole world, rock’n’roll never dies!’

Turin will be the third Italian city to host the event after Naples (which hosted in 1965) and Rome (1991), after Rome-based rock band Måneskin’s victory in Rotterdam earlier this year with the song ‘Zitti e buoni’.

That event, watched by 183 million people, was Italy’s third Eurovision win and its first for three decades.

‘Turin is the perfect Host City for the 66th Eurovision Song Contest,” said Eurovision Song Contest Executive Supervisor Martin Österdahl.

“As we saw during the 2006 Winter Olympics, PalaOlimpico exceeds all the requirements needed to stage a global event of this scale and we have been very impressed with the enthusiasm and commitment from the City of Turin who will welcome thousands of fans next May.”

“This will be the first Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Italy in 30 years and, together with our Host broadcaster Rai, we are determined to make it a special one.’

Turin was home to the 2006 Winter Olympics and is hosting the ATP Finals tennis tournament next month.

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