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For the first time at the Torino 2006 Games, no Australian name will appear on the start lists for the day’s competition.

Sweden has taken out the gold medal in women’s curling with a dramatic win over Switzerland. Sweden took the match 7-6 in the 11th end.

Han's golden jump

24 February 2006

China’s Xiaopeng Han has taken the gold medal in the men’s aerials competition, edging out first round leader Dmitry Dashinski of Belarus for the gold.

Japan’s Winter Olympics campaign lifted in a blaze of glory at Palavela after a breathtaking free skating finale by their national champion Shizuka Arakawa saw her take gold.

International stars Andrea Bocelli and Avril Lavigne will headline the entertainment at the Closing Ceremony at the Torino Games.

Brauer back for another shot

24 February 2006
Australia's Jono Brauer in training at Sestriere during the Torino 2006 Olympics.

Australian Jono Brauer has spent more than a week preparing for his second event at Torino 2006, the men's slalom.

Gold medallist Dale Begg-Smith will carry Australia’s flag into the Stadio Olympico during Sunday’s Closing Ceremony...

American Julia Mancuso has claimed gold in the women’s giant slalom, snatching the win away from Finland’s Tanja Poutiainen by 0.67 of a second at Sestriere...

With light snow falling, Katerina Neumannova of the Czech Republic out-sprinted her rivals to claim gold...

All European final four

23 February 2006

It’s an all-European final four, with Sweden, Finland, Russia and the Czech Republic progressing to the semi finals of the men’s ice hockey tournament after coming through the sudden death quarter finals.