Alex Ovechkin will lead world champion Russia into the Vancouver Winter Olympics and a host of his fellow National Hockey League superstars will follow him onto team rosters in the next week.
The Olympic Winter Institute of Australia would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. The Board and staff of the OWI would like to wish our AIS Scholarship holders and all Australian Winter Sport athletes, their families and all winter sport supporters a very happy holiday period and a most prosperous and successful year ahead in 2010.
Australia’s ski cross athletes face a tough year, up against the largest fields the event has seen, all vying for the chance to compete in the sport’s Olympic debut. Even qualifying is a tough ask, as the OWI/AIS team found out in the opening events of the season in San Candido, Italy.
The 2010 Australian Olympic Winter Team has its first members with the selection of the Short Track Speed Skating Section finalised today.
This is the best shooting result in a distance race that an Australian has produced in over 15 years, with only two years into the sport it certainly shows what potential the 19-year-old has.
Bree Munro has matched her career best aerial skiing performance, placing sixth in the a World Cup in Changchun, China, while AIS/OWI team-mate David Morris has made his first final, in just the fourth event of his career.
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Aussie Olympians go surfing at Winter Olympic Games
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Australia and Greece are the only two countries to have competed in every edition of the Modern Olympic Games.
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Twins John and Tom Anderson both won gold medals in different sailing events at the 1972 Munich Olympics.