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Biggest ever NZ Winter Olympics team

Published: 1:25PM Wednesday January 25, 2006 Source: One Sport

New Zealand will field its largest ever Winter Olympic Games team in Torino in February with seven athletes added on Wednesday to take the team to eighteen.

Bobsleigh racers Alan Henderson, Matt Dallow, Stephen Harrison, Aaron Orangi and Angus Ross and skeleton racers Ben Sandford and Louise Corcoran have been confirmed by the New Zealand Olympic Committee to join three snowboarders, three skiers and the five-man curling team.

New Zealand's previous biggest team was 11 at the last Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

The Torino Winter Olympics fun from February 10 to February 26 with coverage on TV ONE.

New Zealand's Winter Olympics team:

Curling: Sean Becker, Lorne de Pape, Hans Frauenlob, Dan Mustapic, Warren Dobson

Alpine Skiing: Mickey Ross (slalom), Nicola Campbell (giant slalom, super G), Erika McLeod (giant slalom)

Snowboarding: Juliane Bray (halfpipe, snowboarder cross), Kendall Brown (halfpipe), Mitchell Brown (halfpipe)

Skeleton: Ben Sandford, Louise Corcoran

Bobsleigh: Alan Henderson, Matt Dallow, Stephen Harrison, Aaron Orangi, Angus Ross