Moguls medal favourite Dale Begg-Smith has touched down in Italy for the Winter Olympics declaring he is proud to to be competing for Australia.
Jono Brauer has produced the best result of his career just a week before the Torino 2006 Olympic Games, finishing in 14th place in the Super Combined in Chamonix, France.
Michelle Steele could become the nation's first world champion in skeleton this weekend if she maintains the form that took her to fourth place in a World Cup event in Igls in December.
19 year old skeleton athlete Michelle Steele will have her final race this weekend before the start of the Winter Olympics and could write her name in the record books.
Australia's mogul skiing athletes tackle their last World Cup before Torino 2006 on Saturday, competing in the Czech Republic resort of Spindleruv Mlyn.
SSA Snowboarder Johanna Shaw has completed her final Olympic lead up event with great success, winning the Nor-Am Parallel Gianst Slalom in Steamboat, Colorado, USA.
Biathlete Cameron Morton and skeleton athlete Shaun Boyle are the first Australian athletes to arrive in Torino for the 2006 Olympic Winter Games.
Torah Bright has finished in second place in the Winter X Games halfpipe in Aspen, Colorado, declaring her candidacy for a place on the Torino 2006 podium.
Joanne Carter has finished in eighth place at the Four Continents competition in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in her final warm-up event prior to Torino 2006.
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