Winter News

Another top ten to Hayler

5 January 2006

Australian snowboarder Damon Hayler has ridden to his second top ten result of the season, finishing tenth in a snowboard World Cup in Bad Gastein, Austria.

Suspended US skeleton coach Tim Nardiello will not be allowed to travel with the team for World Cup races in Germany while sexual harassment allegations...

A top 60 per cent of field result at this weekend's World Cup mogul skiing event in Mont Gabriel will complete the qualification requirements for Torino 2006 for Manuela Berchtold and Jason Begg-Smith.

Australia's skeleton athletes will compete in national trials in Konigssee, Germany, this week, in the next step in team selection for Torino 2006.

Flying Kangaroos Liz Gardner, Lainie Cole and Bree Munro will compete in a World Cup in Mont Gabriel, Canada, this weekend, Gardner and Munro seeking top 60 per cent results for Torino 2006 qualification.

Flying Kangaroos Liz Gardner, Lainie Cole and Bree Munro will compete in a World Cup in Mont Gabriel, Canada, this weekend, Gardner and Munro seeking top 60 per cent results for Torino 2006 qualification.

Craig Branch was Australia's sole starter in the men's World Cup downhill in Bormio during the Christmas/New Year week, with AJ Bear opting not to race because of illness in the lead-up.

Australia's snowboarders have ensured we will have representatives in every snowboard event at the Torino 2006 Winter Olympics after the latest round of northern hemisphere competition.

Esther Bottomley competing in a cross country World Cup in Canada in December.

Australia's team size for the Torino Winter Games now looks like being a minimum of 33, which would make it the largest in the nation's history...

Torino team size at least 33

31 December 2005

Australia will send the largest cross country contingent in its Olympic history to Torino 2006, and also have representatives in every snowboard event for the first time after the latest round of northern hemisphere competition.