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Canada under pressure to win: Gretzky

Canada under pressure to win: Gretzky

15 February 2006

Canadian ice hockey legend Wayne Gretzky says his team is under pressure to repeat its gold medal performance of Salt Lake City.

Brazilian bobsledder fails drug test

Brazilian bobsledder fails drug test

15 February 2006

A Brazilian bobsledder is to be sent home from the Torino Games after testing positive to the banned steroid Nandrolone back in January.

Dramatic finish to alpine skiing combined

Dramatic finish to alpine skiing combined

15 February 2006

American Ted Ligety clinches gold in alpine skiing combined but teammate Bode Miller disqualified.

Russians triumph but Zhangs steal show

Russians triumph but Zhangs steal show

14 February 2006

A breathtaking free skating performance by Russia’s Tatiana Totmianina and Maxim Marinin clinched the pairs gold medal at Palavela on Day 3.

Sweden cleans up in team cross country

Sweden cleans up in team cross country

14 February 2006

Sweden has had an historic day out at Pragelato Plan winning gold in the men’s and women’s cross country 10km team sprint

Men’s aerialist favourite injured

Men’s aerialist favourite injured

14 February 2006

Reigning men’s aerials gold medallist, Ales Valenta injured his knee at training, casting doubt on his chances of another Olympic medal.

Italy celebrates their first Torino gold

Italy celebrates their first Torino gold

13 February 2006

Italy is celebrating after claiming their first gold medal of the Torino Games. Reigning Olympic champion, Armin Zoeggeler won the men’s luge at Cesana Pariol.

Spectators flock to Torino Games venues

Spectators flock to Torino Games venues

13 February 2006

Organisers of Torino 2006 are thrilled with the spectator response on the first two days of the Games with 50,000 fans turning out.

All-rounder Ishmouratova wins women's 15km biathlon

All-rounder Ishmouratova wins women's 15km biathlon

13 February 2006

Russia’s Svetlana Ishmouratova produced an exemplary display of marksmanship and a fast ski time to win the women's 15 kilometre biathlon at Cesana San Sicario.

Korea dominates 1500m short track

Korea dominates 1500m short track

13 February 2006

Korea dominated the first gold medal event at Palavela (Day 2) finishing 1st and 2nd in the Men’s 1500m short track.

Olympic stars inspire students in Canberra

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Did you know?

Synchronised Swimming began as a sport for men in the 1800s. It became an Olympic sport in 1984 but it is only open to women.