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Latest news: Beijing Winter Olympics

‘Representation matters’ to Canberra Winter Olympian Laura Peel

Canberra Winter Olympian and World Champion aerial skier, Laura Peel caught up with Canberra Daily to chat about all things Olympics, female representation in sport, and falling in love with yoga.

Winter Olympics fuels local demand for proposed ice sports centre

The ACT Ice Sports Federation says Australia's performance at the Winter Olympics has boosted local interest in sports such as curling, fuelling demand for a proposed new ice sports centre in Tuggeranong.

Aussie Narracott slides to skeleton silver

Jackie Narracott has won Australia's first-ever medal in a Winter Olympics sliding event, taking a landmark skeleton silver in Beijing.

James takes silver in Olympic halfpipe, Guseli finishes sixth

Australian snowboard star Scotty James has won silver in the Olympic halfpipe with Canberra-born Valentino Guseli finishing sixth in his first Games.

Canberra-born Valentino Guseli has a head for halfpipe heights

Australian teenager Valentino Guseli is setting no limits on how high he can go in the Olympic final of the men's halfpipe after qualifying in fifth place.

Curling is coming to Canberra

After Aussie mixed doubles Tahli Gill and Dean Hewitt’s qualification for the Beijing Winter Olympics – Australia’s first-ever participation in Olympic curling – interest in the sport across Australia has grown sky-high. And nowhere more so than in Canberra.

Jakara Anthony’s Brisbane-to-Beijing golden path

The sunny climes of Brisbane - and about a 50 degree temperature swing from icy Beijing - is where mogul skier Jakara Anthony honed her Olympic gold medal-winning run.

Aussie Tess Coady wins bronze in snowboard slopestyle

Australian Tess Coady has won the bronze medal in the women's snowboard slopestyle at the Beijing Winter Olympics.

Canberra’s aerials ace Laura Peel unfazed by medal pressure

Laura Peel says its an honour to carry the Australian flag in the Olympics opening ceremony and won't let the pressure affect her push for an aerials medal.

Key Aussie medal hopes at the Beijing Winter Olympics

A list of key Australians pushing for a medal at the Beijing Winter Olympics including Laura Peel, Scotty James and Bree Walker.

Canberra’s Laura Peel named flag bearer at Winter Olympics

Canberra's Laura Peel has been named one of Australia's flag bearers at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony alongside Brendan Kerry.