Winter News

Bree McSweeny has had some impressive performances at the World Junior Short Track Championships, finishing top half of field in two of her three events.

Liz Gardner has performed best for the Australian Flying Kangaroos in a wind-affected second round of the aerial skiing World Cup in Deer Valley.

Hannah Campbell-Pegg has became only the third Australian to be selected to compete in luge at the Winter Olympics.

Hayler makes another final

15 January 2006

Damon Hayler has made another World Cup boarder cross final, but exited in the round of 32 in Kronplatz, Italy.

Biathlete Mark Raymond has finished in front of team-mate Cameron Morton for the first time this season, placing 105th to Morton's 106th in the World Cup sprint in Rupholding, Germany.

Clare-Louise Brumley has qualified for her second event at Torino 2006, finishing in 40th place in the 15km freestyle mass start at a World Cup in Val di Fiemme, Italy.

Craig Branch has posted the first of two top 60 per cent of field results he needs to qualify for selection to the Australian team in the alpine skiing combined event.

Australia is set to have women's skeleton and women's bobsleigh athletes at an Olympic Games for the first time following the latest round of World Cup competition in Europe over the weekend.

Dale Begg-Smith added a bronze medal to his season tally, finishing third on the Salt Lake 2002 moguls skiing course in Deer Valley, Utah, as team-mate Nick Fisher moved a step closer to Torino qualification.

Australian aerial skier Lydia Ierodiaconou has made a remarkable comeback from her knee reconstruction, winning a World Cup event in Deer Valley.