Jono Brauer has taken another step toward Olympic representation, securing the second of three top 80 per cent results he needs to be considered for selection to the Torino 2006 team.
A new Italian lottery will help balance the books at February's 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italian justice minister Roberto Castelli announced.
Sydney 2000 sailing gold medallist Tom King has accepted a management role with the Australian team competing at the Winter Olympics in Torino in February.
Brad Wall has registered another top 80 per cent of field result, the Australian Olympic Committee C level requirement for possible selection to the Australian Olympic Team for Torino 2006, after finishing in 50th place in a giant slalom World Cup in Kransjka Gora, Slovenia.
Australian downhiller AJ Bear has skied to the first top 20 World Cup result of his career, finishing in 17th place in Val Gardena, Italy.
Emanuel Oppliger has ridden to the best performances of his career over the weekend, finishing sixth in the second of two snowboard World Cups in Le Relais, Canada.
Dale Begg-Smith has won the first gold medal in Australia's 25-year history of World Cup mogul skiing, sharing the podium with Olympic Winter Institute team-mate Michael Robertson on what has been one of Australia's most successful weekends of winter sport.
Cameron Morton has again led team-mate Mark Raymond in biathlon World Cup competition in Europe, as the pair vie for the one place available for an Australian in the Torino 2006 field.