Quotes from Australian bobsleigh girls
10 February 2010
Following the Court of Arbitration for Sport decision to uphold Australia's appeal for inclusion in the women's bobsleigh at Vancouver 2010 the Australian girls Astrid Loch-Wilkinson (pilot) and Cecilia McIntosh were thrilled to be moving out of their temporary hotel and up to the Olympic Village in Whistler.
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"There was a lot of screaming and we did a little chest pump. We are really, really excited and so happy about the result, especially that the Irish team was included. That was the outcome that we wanted and they wanted and we’re so grateful to the Court of Arbitration. Mainly we just want to thank the AOC for all their help and all of our family and friends at home who helped us to be here."
- Astrid Loch Wilkinson
"Hopefully one or two might make a last minute effort to come over. We definitely hope so."
"I actually slept the best last night that I have had in the last few days, I don’t know why but I woke up this morning thinking just ring us already."
- Cecilia McIntosh
"I had no idea whatsoever, I was hoping. Our lawyers were so confident about it all and I wanted to believe in their confidence but until you get that phone call saying that you are in it’s up in the air."
"We just didn’t want that at all. As much as we wanted to go to the Olympics, we didn’t want them to be kicked out at all."