Winter News

Group Captain Ric Casagrande, who is attached to the Australian Embassy in Rome, has been appointed Security Attache to the Australian Olympic Team...

The start of the XX Olympic Winter Games – Torino 2006 drew a step closer today as the Olympic Flame was kindled in Olympia, Greece....

Astrid Loch-Wilkinson has claimed Australia's first bobsleigh medal, driving to silver in the opening Europa Cup event of the season in Igls, Austria.

Australia has officially qualified a short track relay team for Torino 2006, and also picked up places in individual events for both men and women.

Australian short track team in training

Australia has officially qualified a short track relay team for Torino 2006, and also picked up places in individual events for both men and women...

Via foot and Ferrari, ski and ship, the route of the 2006 Olympic Torch Relay is now public following a Rome unveiling...

Other qualification news

22 November 2005

Cross country: Australian cross country skiers Ben Sim, Clare-Louise Brumley and KT Calder have missed out in their first attempt to qualify for Torino 2006, finishing back in the field in the 15km classical and 10km classical events in Beitostoelen, Norway, at the weekend.

Australia's leading two-woman team of Astrid Loch-Wilkinson and Kylie Reed have made a strong start to their qualification quest, finishing in 19th place in World Cup events in both Calgary and Lake Placid.

Australian skeleton athlete Emma Lincoln-Smith has finished top 20 in the second World Cup of the season in Lake Placid, New York, to follow Michelle Steele's remarkable sixth placing in the opening World Cup of the season in Calgary the previous weekend.

Australia’s short track speed skaters will know at the end of the week if they have qualified a relay team for next year’s Winter Olympics in Italy.