Floor Collapses at Olympic Media Center

By Associated Press

SESTRIERE, Italy — The Alpine broadcasting media center for the Turin Olympics was evacuated Wednesday after part of the floor collapsed. No one was injured.

The organizing committee said the temporary metal structure would remain closed for 24 hours while workers fixed the problem, which was noticed by people inside the building. The structure is elevated by a metal support system that organizers said had failed.

The broadcasting center in the games’ Alpine hub of Sestriere contains 80 TV studios. The much larger main broadcasting center is in Turin.

On Saturday, a tent set up for Olympic security checks in Turin collapsed onto a busy street under the weight of snow. No one was hurt.

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