Olympics: Australia launches 'game-changing' year-round winter training centre squib

Australia launched a year-round Winter Olympic training centre in sub-tropical Brisbane on Wednesday which it hopes will give a leading edge to its athletes ahead of the 2022 Beijing Games. Australian athletes have previously had to hone their skills overseas, using a water ramp facility in Utah and logging more than 3,600 days of training abroad from 2013-2017. But the Brisbane centre, the first of its kind in the southern hemisphere, will mean they can stay close to home while avoiding logistical problems of travelling during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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