Australia must win back to back curling matches against New Zealand if it is to claim a place in the 2008 World Curling Championships, and boost its chances of a berth at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.
Australia's men's curling team is on track for a place in the finals of the Pacific Curling Championships after defeating Korea overnight. The championships are a key step in qualification for Vancouver 2010
Australia's winter sports athletes commence northern hemisphere competition this week, with the Australian Men's Curling Team undertaking the first stage of their quest to qualify for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games.
Jeremy Beck has made his third final in two World Cup events, finishing in 17th place in the 1500m event in the second round of the season In Kobe, Japan.
With the Pacific Championships event getting closer, the Australian Men’s Curling team have stepped up their training, taking part in another training camp in New Zealand.
Jacqui Cooper has been flagged as a major contender for a new people's choice Australian sports award launched by the Fairfax newspapers The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald.
Jo Shaw has missed a place in the finals of the second parallel giant slalom event of the 2008 World Cup season by the smallest of margins, but posted her second top 20 result of the year.
All three members of the OWI team who competed in the short track World Cup in Harbin, China, have made top 18 placings in a good opening to the 2007/08 season.
The first short track speed skating event of the World Cup season gets underway today, in Harbin, China. The OWI team will have three athletes competing - Lachlan Hay, Jeremy Beck and Alix-Myra Anderson.
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