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Hay and Beck in ‘scary stuff’ skate-off

Hay and Beck in ‘scary stuff’ skate-off

18 December 2009

For short track speed skaters Lachlan Hay and Jeremy Beck the quest to compete at the Vancouver Olympics will be realised or extinguished tomorrow.

Aussies in Action

Aussies in Action

14 December 2009

Over the past weekend, many of the Australian vying for a spot on the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter team, competed in qualification events. Below is a listing of their results:

Begg-Smith top five in opening events

Begg-Smith top five in opening events

14 December 2009

Dale Begg-Smith has successfully completed the first step in his comeback from injury, finishing in fourth place in the opening mogul skiing World Cup event of the season in Soumu, then backing up for fifth place in the second event on the Finnish course.

Up to four skaters could be Vancouver-bound

Up to four skaters could be Vancouver-bound

14 December 2009

Australia could take as many as four speed skaters to Vancouver 2010, after another series of record-breaking performances over the weekend. Sophie Muir and Josh Lose look set to secure places on the ice after the final Games qualifying event in Utah.

Australia gains luge place in Vancouver

Australia gains luge place in Vancouver

14 December 2009

Hannah Campbell-Pegg has secured an Australian place in luge at the Vancouver Olympics. Campbell-Pegg finished in 20th place in the final qualifying event of the season, a Nation Cup race in Lillehammer, to cement her place in the top 30 ranked competitors.

Gold, gold and bronze on the Calgary track

Gold, gold and bronze on the Calgary track

14 December 2009

Australian bobsleigh and skeleton athletes have continued their strong performances in North America, with two gold medals and another bronze the return from the weekend’s America’s Cup competition in Calgary, as ABSA Secretary General Murray Turner outlines in this edited report:

PB for van der Ploeg in Davos

PB for van der Ploeg in Davos

14 December 2009

Mark van der Ploeg has skied to his best World Cup result, finishing in 80th place in the sprint in Davos, Switzerland. Van der Ploeg completed the qualification round in a time of four minutes 5.17 seconds, 11.73 seconds behind the fastest skier, Alexey Petukhov of Russia.

Sensational Begg-Smith comeback

Sensational Begg-Smith comeback

13 December 2009

Australian moguls coach Steve Desovich has lauded Dale Begg-Smith's comeback to skiing as nothing short of amazing

Record breaking skates

Record breaking skates

13 December 2009

Sophie Muir and Josh Lose look set to secure speed skating places for Australia at Vancouver 2010 after the second day of the final Games qualifying event in Utah.

Record-breaking skates likely to secure Olympic berths

Record-breaking skates likely to secure Olympic berths

13 December 2009

Sophie Muir and Josh Lose look set to secure speed skating places for Australia at Vancouver 2010 after the second day of the final Games qualifying event in Utah. Muir skated to a new national record in the 500m at the World Cup in Salt Lake City, posting 38.60 seconds to finish in eighth place in Division B.

One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018

Aussie Olympians go surfing at Winter Olympic Games

Did you know?

Andrew Hoy (Equestrian) has attended 7 Summer Games (1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2012).

Did you know?

At London 2012 Australia won 7 gold medals, 16 silver and 12 bronze, a total of 35 medals.