Winter News

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.

The short track skaters who will represent Australia at Torino 2006 with coach Ann Zhang (back row from left) Lachlan Hay, Mark McNee and Stephen Lee; and (front row from left) Elliot Shriane, Emily Rosemond, Zhang and Alex McEwan.

Australia's short track squad for the XX Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy has been finalised and another medal is not out of the question...

Salt Lake 2002 Olympians Mark McNee, Alex McEwan and Stephen Lee are heading for their second Winter Games after making their way through the Australian short track speed skating qualifying trials in Sydney.

Salt Lake 2002 Olympians Mark McNee, Alex McEwan and Stephen Lee are heading for their second Winter Games after making their way through the Australian short track speed skating qualifying trials in Sydney.

In just under two months the Olympic flame will arrive in the northwestern Italian city of Torino for the 20th Winter Games.

Jono Brauer has taken another step toward Olympic representation, securing the second of three top 80 per cent results he needs to be considered for selection to the Torino 2006 team.