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Young skater shows his potential

Young skater shows his potential

30 October 2006

Alex Merriman has topped the Australian results at the second short track World Cup of the season, held in Jeonju City, Korea, over the weekend. The 17-year-old OWI skater finished in 11th place overall in the 1500m, posting a fifth place in the B final. He made the B final after a strong effort to come from behind on the last corner of his semifinal.

Short track World Cup season underway

Short track World Cup season underway

23 October 2006

Alex Merriman and Elliott Shriane have proved the best of the Australian team at the opening event of the short track speed skating World Cup season, in Changchun, China. Merriman won his preliminary round of the 1000m race, then finished second in the first heat, to move through to the quarter finals, where he was eliminated after placing fourth, ultimately finishing in 14th place.

New campaign for skeleton medals

New campaign for skeleton medals

23 October 2006

Another exciting phase in Australian winter sport is about to get underway with the announcement of a new squad of skeleton athletes by the Australian Institute of Sport and the OWI. Surf lifesaving has once again supplied the vast majority of the talented athletes who have been selected to join our three established skeleton athletes for another tilt at Olympic and World Cup sliding glory.

Brauer takes double in New Zealand nationals

Brauer takes double in New Zealand nationals

14 September 2006

Jono Brauer has continued his successful campaign across the Tasman by winning the slalom and super G in the New Zealand National Championships.

Cooper flags his potential in domestic season

Cooper flags his potential in domestic season

14 September 2006

OWI moguls skier Ramone Cooper has shown he is ready to take on the World Cup full time next season with strong performances in domestic events in August.

Gold, two silver to Brauer in New Zealand

Gold, two silver to Brauer in New Zealand

30 August 2006

Jono Brauer has taken a victory and two silver medals away from the FIS ANZ Cup races in Coronet Peak, New Zealand.

Sim adds ANZ Cup to national titles

Sim adds ANZ Cup to national titles

30 August 2006

Australian skier Ben Sim and New Zealand's Samantha Bonderenko have claimed the trophies in the 2006 FIS Australia New Zealand Cup, the only southern hemisphere FIS Continental Cup series for cross country skiing.

Do you have a need for speed?

Do you have a need for speed?

31 July 2006

Encouraged by the remarkable success of its 2004-2006 skeleton program, the Australian Institute of Sport has announced a National Talent Search Program to identify athletes prepared to commit themselves toward Australian representation at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

Whistler venues taking shape

Whistler venues taking shape

27 July 2006

Some of the most visible signs of the approaching 2010 Winter Games are at the construction sites...

Donjoy Australia named orthopaedic bracing supplier

Donjoy Australia named orthopaedic bracing supplier

17 July 2006

Donjoy Australia has been named as the Official Supplier of orthopaedic bracing to the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia.

Britt back home after World Cup gold

Gallery: Looking back at 2016

Did you know?

Colin Coates (Speed Skating) has attended 6 Winter Games: 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988.