The opening ceremony at all Olympic Games begins with the Parade of Nations. In the 2006 Olympic Games after all of the athletes gathered in the center of the stadium, two short speeches were given in Italian, French and English.
The first speech came from Valentino Castellani, the head organizer of the Olympic Games. Mr. Castellani was followed by International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge, who told the Olympic athletes, "Your goals will inspire and motivate next generations," before adding, "Please finish cleanly, without using doping." President Rogge also hoped for peace during his short speech. "Our world today is in need of peace and brotherhood, the vales of the Olympic Games," he said. "May these Games be held in peace in the true spirit of the Olympic Truce."
This is a picture of the torch from the opening caroming.