Italy was home to the winter Olympics in 2006. It was a successful event for the Italians who won several medals. Fabris, 24 years old, became the Italian to win most medals in 1 Olympics. He won Gold for the 1500 metres and Bronze in the 5000 metres.
The Italian Men's Team Pursuit made a new Olymipic record for Speed Skating with 03:43.640.
Italy's final medal ranking was 9th place with a total of 11 medals. They won 5 Gold, 0 Silver and 6 Bronze medals. The over-all winner was Germany with a total of 29 medals.