Winter News

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.

Lydia Ierodiaconou Mt Buller September 2005

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

Dale Begg-Smith's podium has added a bronze medal to his season medal haul, finishing third on the Salt Lake 2002 moguls skiing course in Deer Valley. Begg-Smith qualified in fifth place in the elimination round, then stepped it up in the night final to capture the fifth World Cup podium of his career

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... Skeleton athlete Michelle Steele has continued her remarkable form by finishing in sixth place in Konigssee, her third top six result in three events.

Nick Fisher has registered the second of three top 60 per cent of field results he needs to qualify for selection to the Torino 2006 Olympic team.

For the first time in our Winter Olympic history, Australia could have more athletes qualified for an Olympic Games than the number of places available.