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Begg-Smith qualifies fourth in season opener.

Begg-Smith qualifies fourth in season opener.

12 December 2009

Dale Begg-Smith has successfully completed the first step in his comeback from injury, finishing in fourth place in the qualifying round of the season’s first mogul skiing World Cup in Soumi, Finland. The Torino 2006 gold medallist earned 24.07 points from the judges to be the fourth highest qualifier, while AIS/OWI team-mate Ramone Cooper also skied comfortably into the final 16, finishing in tenth place on 22.74 points.

‘Atrocious’ weather destroys skeleton chances

‘Atrocious’ weather destroys skeleton chances

12 December 2009

Emma Lincoln-Smith has copped the worst of the weather conditions in her opening run in the Winterberg skeleton World Cup, missing a place in the second run for the first time in two years. The 24-year-old AIS scholarship holder started her run as heavy snow fell on the track, ending any hope she had of her fourth consecutive top ten result for the season.

Begg-Smith fourth in season opener.

Begg-Smith fourth in season opener.

12 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, Finland. Competing for the first time since January 2010, the Torino Olympics gold medallist earned 24.13 points from the judges to finish just 0.28 points off the gold medal and 0.06 out of bronze.

Newsletter Feature - Tatiana Borodulina

Newsletter Feature - Tatiana Borodulina

11 December 2009

It goes down on many lists as one of the great moments of Australian sport and has even been added to contemporary language.

Newsletter Item - Team Update

Newsletter Item - Team Update

11 December 2009

It’s crunch time for Australia’s winter athletes striving to qualify for Vancouver. Olympic champion Dale Begg-Smith returns to competition this weekend and the rest of the freestyle athletes are set to begin their World Cup season.

Begg-Smith back in action

Begg-Smith back in action

10 December 2009

Australia's Winter Olympics gold medal prospects are likely to become clearer this weekend with 2006 moguls champion Dale Begg-Smith expected to return to World Cup competition for the first time in almost a year.

Riders impress at Colorado halfpipe camp

Riders impress at Colorado halfpipe camp

8 December 2009

AIS/OWI Head Snowboard Coach Ben Wordsworth reports on the snowboard halfpipe camp in Cooper Mountain, Colorado:

Cooper top ten in Europa Cup

Cooper top ten in Europa Cup

7 December 2009

Ramone Cooper has skied to a top ten result in a Europa Cup event in Ruka, Finland.

Yet more national records

Yet more national records

7 December 2009

Australia’s speed skating record blitz has continued over the weekend, with three new national times established by three skaters. Ben Southee posted a new record for the 1500m and equalled the national mark for the 500m in a World Cup in Calgary.

Cooper top ten in Europa Cup

Cooper top ten in Europa Cup

7 December 2009

Ramone Cooper has skied to a top ten result in a Europa Cup event in Ruka, Finland. Competing against a 61-man field loaded up with World Cup skiers, Cooper finished in eighth place, with AIS/OWI team-mate Sam Hall in 35th position.

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Australia has hosted the Olympic Games twice – Melbourne 1956 and Sydney 2000.

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Synchronised swimming and rhythmic gymnastics are the only sports on today’s Olympic program to be contested only by women.