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Ramone Cooper (blue shirt) with some of the Innsbruck 2012 YOG Ambassadors.

The 2012 Australian Winter Youth Olympic Team is lucky enough to have dual Olympic medallist Alisa Camplin leading them as Chef de Mission. Add to the mix Vancouver moguls Olympian Ramone Cooper and the two stars are providing a brilliant platform for Australia's future Winter Olympic stars. Cooper is a Young Ambassador for the inaugural Games and gives us a rundown of what to expect in Innsbruck this January.

The first Australian athletes selected for the Innsbruck 2012 Winter Youth Olympics gather at the Canterbury Ice Rink in Sydney.

After months of selection events the Australian Winter Youth Olympic Team has been finalised with a total of 13 athletes confirmed to take on the world's best teenagers in Innsbruck from 13-22 January.

Innsbruck’s X-Factor

5 October 2011
Alisa Camplin meets Yoggl in Innsbruck

The 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games are all about snow sports, young athletes and cross-cultural involvement. With 1,100 young stars on skis, snowboards and skates providing the event’s basic anatomy, the International Olympic Committee’s Culture and Education Program generates the pulse of the Youth Olympic movement.

Alex Lewis from Sydney shoots during the Sprint selection race on 14 August 2011 at Whisky Flat, Mount Hotham.

The nominee to represent Australia in biathlon at the inaugural Winter Youth Olympic Games is still too close to announce, even after the conclusion of the selection racing on the weekend at Whisky Flat in Mount Hotham.

Ramone Cooper will be the Young Ambassador and Alisa Camplin the Chef de Mission (Team Leader) for the 2012 Australian Youth Olympic Team, to compete at Innsbruck 2012.

The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has ensured the athletes competing at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games will have the best mentoring imaginable.

It’s All in the Family

17 February 2010

You know the athletes. You may even know the coaches and technicians, but what about the people often in the background but responsible for athletes’ success? Meet the families; the people who help keep it real.

Dale Begg-Smith of Australia looks back towards the Freestyle skiing moguls course at Cypress Mountain ahead of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics on February 10, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Australian mogul skiing fans will be hoping Dale Begg-Smith can emulate the feats of Finnish star Janne Lahtela when he lines up at the top of the course on Cypress Mountain tomorrow.

Ramone Cooper has finished his second mogul skiing training session in Vancouver in a positive but surprised frame of mind.

Australian aerial skier Dave Morris is all smiles in Mont Gabriel after landing his quad somersault.

Australian aerial skier Dave Morris has landed his first quad twisting triple jump in competition, to collect Nor-Am gold in Mont Gabriel against a strong international field.

Australia’s Olympic Winter Team received a major boost today with two injured athletes Ramone Cooper and Jenny Owens cleared to compete at the Games in Vancouver.

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