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All the best for Aussie success in Torino.



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JOINT STATEMENT

THE HON KIM C BEAZLEY MP LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION and SENATOR KATE LUNDY SHADOW MINISTER SPORT AND RECREATION

Friday 10 February 2006

ALL THE BEST FOR AUSSIE SUCCESS IN TORINO

Australia's largest winter team ever will begin competition at the Winter Olympic Games in Torino, north west of Italy, late tomorrow (Saturday) night (AEST).

The Labor Party wishes these athletes all the best at the Games. They will do our country proud throughout the two weeks of competition.

We recognise the spirit and dedication required to pursue a sport which requires athletes to train and compete on the other side of the world for much of the year.

The 40-strong Australian team will compete in 10 of the 15 disciplines on offer at the Games - this diversity is exciting and a great achievement for winter sports in Australia.

Labor congratulates reigning Olympic aerial gold medallist, Alisa Camplin, who will carry the Australian flag proudly at the opening ceremony early tomorrow (Saturday) morning (AEST). Alisa is a terrific ambassador for winter sports and an outstanding role model for aspiring sportswomen.

ENDS

Contact: Taryn Langdon 0417 148 059 or 02 6277 3334 (Lundy)

George Svigos 0417 196 836 (Beazley)