Canberra Olympian Laura Peel flees Russia, as Australians abandon World Cup events

Isobel Cootes
By Isobel Cootes
Updated February 25 2022 - 5:57am, first published February 24 2022 - 6:30pm
Canberra's freestyle aerial skier Laura Peel is thought to be with fellow Australian Danielle Scott, who is abandoning the rest of the World Cup due to Russia invading the Ukraine. Picture: Rohan Thomson

Canberra skier Laura Peel was set to compete in Russia this week, but the three-time Olympian is now in a race to relocate after Vladimir Putin declared war on the Ukraine.


Isobel Cootes

Isobel Cootes


Sports reporter at The Canberra Times. A Novocastrian with a passion for football (or soccer as they call it in the capital) via The Examiner and The Port Lincoln Times.