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Short program delivers top group for Craine

Short program delivers top group for Craine

24 February 2017

Australia’s Kailani Craine has again increased her best score in the short program after skating to a top five finish with 55.02 points in the ladies short program at the 2017 Sapporo Asian Winter Games last night.

Aussie biathletes aim high in Sapporo

Aussie biathletes aim high in Sapporo

23 February 2017

With their first race under their belts, Australia’s biathletes are looking forward to improving performances at the 2017 Sapporo Asian Winter Games.

Debut delight for Farrell

Debut delight for Farrell

23 February 2017

In her Asian Winter Games debut, Australia’s Zanna Farrell has achieved a fantastic result, finishing fifth in the ladies’ giant slalom in Sapporo today.

Grueling Sapporo program continues for cross country skiers

Grueling Sapporo program continues for cross country skiers

23 February 2017

Australian Casey Wright continued her superb form at the Asian Winter Games in Sapporo, with a strong performance in the ladies 5km classic cross country today.

Investment in two 15 year olds pays off

Investment in two 15 year olds pays off

23 February 2017

Seven years ago two 15-year-old rookies readied themselves to take on the world’s best on sport’s grandest stage, the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

Mogul skiers heading for the home straight

Mogul skiers heading for the home straight

23 February 2017

They may be a little weary from the week-in, week-out competing, travelling, training and resting on the 2016-2017 FIS Mogul Skiing World Cup tour, but the Australians are staying on top of their game in a spectacular season that has created history.

A defining moment for Speed Skater Capponi

A defining moment for Speed Skater Capponi

23 February 2017

22-year old Josh Capponi will not forget the 2017 Sapporo Asian Winter Games quickly, after getting the chance to go head-to-head against Olympic gold medallist and event winner Lee Seung-Hoon of Korea.

Michael races home for seventh in men’s Giant Slalom

Michael races home for seventh in men’s Giant Slalom

22 February 2017

Amid a picture perfect backdrop Australia’s Liam Michael has finished seventh in the men’s Giant Slalom at the 2017 Sapporo Asian Winter Games.

Aussie Short Track campaign concludes

Aussie Short Track campaign concludes

22 February 2017

Australia's short track speed skaters have wrapped up their Asian Winter Games (AWG) campaign competing in today's final events, the men's and women's 1,000metres.

Anthony’s breakthrough could lead to Olympic Games berth

Anthony’s breakthrough could lead to Olympic Games berth

22 February 2017

Moguls athlete Jakara Anthony is chasing an Olympic dream and with less than a year to the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games the 18-year-old is stepping up at the right time.

One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018

Gallery | Sapporo 2017 Asian Winter Games

Did you know?

Germany’s Christa Luding-Rothenburger is the only athlete to ever win medals in both Winter and Summer Games in the same year. Among other medals, she won skating silver in the 500m (Calgary 1988) and cycling silver in the match sprint (Seoul 1988).

Did you know?

There are 5 Australian athletes with 2 medals each from the Winter Games: Steven Bradbury (Short Track Speed Skating), 1 gold, 1 bronze. Alisa Camplin (Freestyle Skiing - Aerials), 1 gold, 1 bronze. Dale Begg-Smith (Freestyle Skiing - Moguls), 1 gold, 1 silver. Torah Bright (Snowboard), 1 gold, 1 silver. Lydia Lassila (Freestyle-Skiing - Aerials), 1 gold, 1 bronze.