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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.

Olympians drive OWI fundraiser

Olympians drive OWI fundraiser

18 June 2007

'Dine with an Olympian' was the theme of this year's Black Cockatoo Ball, the OWI's traditional Opening Weekend fundraiser, and the concept proved a great success. Nine Torino Olympians attended the event, hosting tables and providing a unique experience for the 125 guests.

Begg-Smith tops Ski and Snowboard awards

Begg-Smith tops Ski and Snowboard awards

30 April 2007

Freestyle skiers Dale Begg-Smith and Jacqui Cooper have taken out the major Ski and Snowboard awards for the 2006/07 season. Begg-Smith has been named snowsports athlete of the year for the third consecutive time, while Cooper has received the Outstanding Achievement of the Year award. Coach of the year is the man who guided Begg-Smith to his second straight World Cup title, Olympic Winter Institute head moguls coach Steve Desovich.

One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018

Highlights from the 2016/17 Winter World Cup season

Did you know?

Synchronised Swimming began as a sport for men in the 1800s. It became an Olympic sport in 1984 but it is only open to women.

Did you know?

Bill Roycroft carried the Flag in the Opening Ceremony in Mexico City 1968 and his son Wayne carried the Flag in Los Angeles 1984.