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First silver to Australian halfpipe rider

First silver to Australian halfpipe rider

4 February 2007

Australian snowboarder Holly Crawford has won the silver medal in a halfpipe World Cup in Bardonecchia, Italy, the best result of her career. Crawford won the qualifying round in the Torino 2006 Olympic pipe with an impressive 43.6 points, 2.4 points ahead of 2007 World Champion Manuela Pesko of Switzerland.

Clifford, Fetterplace kick off alpine titles

Clifford, Fetterplace kick off alpine titles

2 February 2007

New South Wales skiers Will Clifford and Brenton Fetterplace will launch Australian competition at the 2007 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships tonight, skiing in the super G. The two Thredbo skiers are part of a five-member Ski and Snowboard Australia team which also includes ACT brothers Bryce Stevens and Hugh Stevens, and Swiss-based Demian Franzen.

Lambert helps Kookas win series

Lambert helps Kookas win series

2 February 2007

An outstanding solo effort from Stephen Lambert has given the Kookaburras a series win after they drew with the Netherlands 1-1 in Brisbane

Twenty-sixth placing on Olympic course for Shaw

Twenty-sixth placing on Olympic course for Shaw

2 February 2007

Jo Shaw has revisited the Torino 2006 Games venue, finishing in 26th place on the Bardonecchia parallel giant slalom course. Shaw posted a time of 43.62seconds for 28th place in the first qualifying round, 3.85 seconds behind the fastest time of Italian rider Isabella Dal Balcon.

OWI Olympians honoured in Australia Day list

OWI Olympians honoured in Australia Day list

31 January 2007

Three OWI athletes were recognised in the 2007 Australia Day Honours list, a fitting acknowledgment of their achievements in winning Olympic medals during the past 8 years. Zali Steggall, Steven Bradbury and Alisa Camplin were all awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM).

Australia slips from 4th to 5th

Australia slips from 4th to 5th

31 January 2007

Australia remains in the top five nations on the medal tally but our performances “dipped” in 2006 as other countries showed dramatic improvement.On the latest statistics based on Olympic benchmark events and world rankings, Australia finished 2006 with 42 medals, 17 gold, 15 silver and 10 bronze.

Kookas all class in Canberra

Kookas all class in Canberra

30 January 2007

In a game full of many highlights, three pieces of brilliance stood out in the second match of the Kookaburras vs Netherlands four-test series that saw Australia get over the line 5-4.

Good conditions, racing a boost for alpine skiers in Canada

Good conditions, racing a boost for alpine skiers in Canada

30 January 2007

Ski and Snowboard Head Alpine Coach Matt Lyons reports on Australia's National Alpine Development Women's program. "After arriving in Alberta, Canada, toward the end of November, following the successful completion of their Year 12 exams, NSWIS scholarship athletes Tomi Crewes and Katya Crema proceeded to get their 'snow-feet' back, after what was a significant break over the past schooling year."

Crawford takes first victory in European Open

Crawford takes first victory in European Open

29 January 2007

Holly Crawford has won her first international event, taking the European Open halfpipe event in Laax, Switzerland, overnight. Crawford defeated Canadian rider Sarah Conrad and Ellery Hollingsworth from the USA in a performance that OWI Head Halfpipe Coach Ben Wordsworth described as the best of her career.

Shaw 35th in Swiss World Cup

Shaw 35th in Swiss World Cup

28 January 2007

Jo Shaw has finished in 35th place in the World Cup parallel slalom in Nendaz, Switzerland. Shaw recorded a qualifying run time of 37.64 seconds, 2.69 seconds behind German rider Selina Joerg, missing a place in the second qualifying round.

AOC participates in IMF Uluru Anniversary Relay

Rio Olympic Village

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Gold and silver medals must be made of 92.5 percent pure silver; the gold medal must be gilded with at least six grams of gold.