Winter News

Michelle Steele (bottom left) with the other top six Skeleton finishers in Calgary

Australian skeleton athlete Michelle Steele has continued her extraordinary climb up the ranks of the sport, finishing in fourth place in a World Cup in Igls, Austria.

Australian biathlete Cameron Morton has finished in 78th place in the second World Cup of the season in Hochfilzen, Austria.

Torino aspirant Shaun Boyle has continued his quest for Olympic qualifying results, placing 31st in the skeleton World Cup in Igls, Austria.

Lydia Ierodiaconou had one leg in the air this week as she worked out in the VIS gym on a springboard to strengthen...

Lydia Ierodiaconou had one leg in the air this week as she worked out in the VIS gym on a springboard to strengthen her leg, but from Saturday, she will have both of them off the ground.

The members of the Australian men's and women's bobsleigh team have been training on the Torino Olympic track in Cesana Pariol, with an accident involving the number two women's sled of Danielle Lynch reported widely in the news after being involved in an accident on the track.

Australia's alpine skiers have taken further steps toward Olympic selection over the weekend, Luke Deane, Craig Branch and Brad Wall all registering top 60 per cent of field placings in World Cup races in the Colorado resort of Beaver Creek.

Aerial skiing training news

5 December 2005

The OWI Aerial Skiing program is currently finalising its preparations for the first international World Cup events of the year, training at Apex Resort, BC, Canada.

IOC president Jacques Rogge is confident of finding an "intelligent solution'' with the Italian Government on how to punish doping at the Torino Olympics.

Australian skier Luke Deane has produced the first top 30 result of his career, and taken the another step towards Torino 2006 selection in a super G World Cup in Colorado.