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Three rinks sweep into curling semi's

Three rinks sweep into curling semi's

19 February 2006

Finland, USA and Great Britain have qualified for the semi finals boosting their chances of winning a first Olympic men’s curling medal.

Ladies Super-G postponed due to fog

Ladies Super-G postponed due to fog

19 February 2006

The ladies Super-G race has been postponed a day because of poor weather at San Sicario Fraiteve. The race will now be held at 12.00 on 20 February (Day 10).

AOC bobsleigh appeal denied

AOC bobsleigh appeal denied

19 February 2006

The Australian Olympic Committee has lost an appeal to disqualify the Brazilian four-man bobsleigh team from the Winter Olympics.

Sweden upstages USA in dramatic penalty shoot-out semi-final in women's ice hockey

Sweden upstages USA in dramatic penalty shoot-out semi-final in women's ice hockey

18 February 2006

Sweden pulled off one of the biggest upsets in Winter Olympic history, defeating the United States in a penalty shoot-out in the women’s ice hockey semi's.

Thrilling finish in men's 12.5k biathlon

Thrilling finish in men's 12.5k biathlon

18 February 2006

Frenchman Vincent Defrasne has taken gold in the men’s 12.5km biathlon pursuit in a thrilling finish at Cesana San Sicario.

Wilhelm creates history with three biathlon golds

Wilhelm creates history with three biathlon golds

18 February 2006

Germany’s Kati Wilhelm has become the first female biathlete to win three Olympic gold medals.

Plushenko gains gold in figure skating

Plushenko gains gold in figure skating

17 February 2006

Skating to the theme from The Godfather, Yevgeny Plushenko confirmed the gold medal that everyone had expected with a near faultless display in the men’s individual free skate at Palavela.

Russian athlete stripped of silver medal after testing positive

Russian athlete stripped of silver medal after testing positive

17 February 2006

Russian biathlete, Olga Pyleva has been stripped of the Olympic silver medal for the women’s 15km race and expelled from the Games after failing a drug test.

Begg-Smith's medal a million dollar bonanza for winter sport

Begg-Smith's medal a million dollar bonanza for winter sport

16 February 2006

Dale Begg-Smith’s Olympic moguls gold medal is a winner for winter sport in Australia...

French soldier wins biathlon sprint

French soldier wins biathlon sprint

16 February 2006

French soldier, Florence Baverel-Robert produced the race of her long career to win the women’s 7.5km biathlon sprint in difficult conditions at Cesana San Sicario.

Britt back home after World Cup gold

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Did you know?

At Beijing 2008 Australia won 14 gold medals, 15 silver and 17 bronze, a total of 46 medals.