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Cooper second in national moguls champs

Cooper second in national moguls champs

22 August 2007

OWI scholarship holder Ramone Cooper has finished in second place in the first round of the Australian Mogul Championships. Cooper scored 24.79 points from the judges, just short of the winning score of Japanese skier Kai Ozaki on 25.08.

National XC championships in Perisher

National XC championships in Perisher

22 August 2007

It was a combination of young and old at the top of the men's 10km freestyle at the Australian Championship in Perisher Valley on Saturday August 18, with the ages of the top six places reading 22, 38, 17, 34, 30, 25. Ben Sim topped the result list with his second distance title of the season, with three-time Winter Olympian Anthony Evans taking second place ahead of 17-year-old Alex Almoukov.

Bright wins Burton Open in New Zealand

Bright wins Burton Open in New Zealand

13 August 2007

Torah Bright has won the opening event of the Burton Global Open Snowboard series in Snow Park, New Zealand. Bright produced the most technical run of the women's field, including the best trick of the day, to defeat 2002 Olympic champion Kelly Clark of the United States for the top place on the podium.

Aerial skiing training update

Aerial skiing training update

3 August 2007

Summer training is off to a flying start for the OWI Aerial Ski Team in Park City, Utah.

Minor injuries sideline OWI halfpipe duo

Minor injuries sideline OWI halfpipe duo

3 August 2007

Holly Crawford and Hannah Trigger, the two members of the OWI halfpipe team, are both temporarily out of action through injury. Neither injuries are as significant as first thought , however, and both athletes are likely to be ready to resume competition when the team travels to New Zealand for the first World Cup of the season in Cardrona on September 1.

It's all about the legacy

It's all about the legacy

6 July 2007

Vladimir Putin was sky high when he heard the news.He was already winging his way home…. mission accomplished…when the IOC members awarded him the prize of hosting the Winter Olympics in 2014.Putin called from his plane to thank President Jacques Rogge and the IOC members for awarding Russia their first-ever Winter Olympics.

It's all about the legacy

It's all about the legacy

6 July 2007

Vladimir Putin was sky high when he heard the news.He was already winging his way home…. mission accomplished…when the IOC members awarded him the prize of hosting the Winter Olympics in 2014.Putin called from his plane to thank President Jacques Rogge and the IOC members for awarding Russia their first-ever Winter Olympics.

2014 winter host to be announced soon

2014 winter host to be announced soon

5 July 2007

The host city for the 2014 Winter Olympics will be announced shortly with the race now between Sochi and Pyeongchang. Voting concluded in Guatemala a short time ago with the IOC members eliminating Salzburg in the first round of voting.

IOC Awards Games to Russia

IOC Awards Games to Russia

5 July 2007

Sochi, a resort on the shores of Russia’s Black Sea will host the Winter Olympics in 2014. Members of the International Olympic Committee awarded Russia their first-ever Winter Games after the final votes were cast in Guatemala. Sochi edged out South Korea’s Pyeongchang. The third finalist Austria’s Salzburg was eliminated in the first round of voting.

Putin socks it to opposition

Putin socks it to opposition

4 July 2007

Russian President Vladimir Putin is wooing IOC members in Guatemala with the vote looming to pick the host city for the 2014 Winter Olympics.Putin is leading Russia’s bid for the Black Sea resort of Sochi much in the same way as British PM Tony Blair did for London prior to the vote in Singapore in 2005.

One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018

Winter Olympic Team Formal Uniform launch

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Australia and Greece are the only two countries to have competed in every edition of the Modern Olympic Games.

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Gold and silver medals must be made of 92.5 percent pure silver; the gold medal must be gilded with at least six grams of gold.