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The Australian team for Turin Winter Olympics will remain unchanged after two athletes withdrew their appeals against not being selected.

Figure skater Miriam Manzano withdrew her appeal and Jo Carter will represent Australia in the women's individual event in Turin, the Australian Olympic Committee said in a statement.

Also, Danielle Lynch withdrew her appeal to oust Kylie Reed in the women's two-man bobsleigh team, with Reed to partner Astrid Loch-Wilkinson, the AOC said.

Last week, the AOC said a record 40 Australian athletes, 22 men and 18 women, would go to the Feb. 10-24 games in Turin, Italy.

For the Salt Lake City Games four years ago, Australia sent 27 athletes and won its first two Winter Olympic gold medals.

Speedskater Steven Bradbury won the 1,000-meter short-track event after the four skaters ahead of him fell in the final.

However, he has retired from the sport and will become a commentator for Australian TV station.

Aerials skier Alisa Camplin who won Australia's second gold in Salt Lake City, will defend her title in Turin after recovering  from knee surgery in October when a patella tendon from a donor cadaver was used to repair her knee.

Following are the Australian team for Turin:

Alpine skiing: Aaron (A.J.) Bear, super-G; Craig Branch, downhill, combined; Jonathon Brauer, slalom, combined; Bradley   Wall, giant slalom.

Biathlon: Cameron Morton, 20-kilometer individual, 10-kilometer sprint, 12.5-kilometer pursuit.

Bobsleigh: Men: Jeremy Rolleston and Shane McKenzie, 2-man bobsleigh; Women: Astrid Loch-Wilkinson and Kylie Reed, two-women bobsleigh.

Cross-country skiing: Men: Paul Murray, sprint free; Women: Esther Bottomley, sprint free; Clare-Louise Brumley, 30-kilometer free, pursuit.

Figure skating: Jo Carter, ladies individual.

Freestyle skiing: Aerials: Women: Alisa Camplin, Jacqui Cooper,

Elizabeth Gardener, Lydia Ierodiaconou. Moguls: Men: Dale Begg-Smith, Jason Begg-Smith, Nicholas Fisher, Michael Robertson; Women: Manuela Berchtold.

Luge: Hannah Campbell-Pegg.

Short track speedskating: Men: Lachlan Hay, 5,000-meter relay; Stephen Lee, 5,000 relay; Alex McEwan, 5,000 relay, 500 meters; Mark McNee, 5,000 relay, 1,000 meters, 1,500 meters; Elliot Shriane, 5,000; Women: Emily Rosemond, 1,000, 1,500.

Skeleton: Men: Shaun Boyle; Women: Michelle Steele.

Snowboard: Men: Mitchell Allan, halfpipe; Andrew Burton, halfpipe; Damon Hayler, cross; Ben Mates, halfpipe; Emanual  Oppliger, parallel giant slalom; Women: Torah Bright, halfpipe; Holly Crawford, halfpipe, Emily Thomas, cross; Johanna Shaw, parallel giant slalom.

(Xinhua News Agency Feb.1, 2006)

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