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Alisa Camplin reacts to Sharnita Crompton being confirmed as the bronze medal winner for the Ice Hockey Skills Challenge. Her training partner Sam Hodic and coach Andrew Reynolds are relieved.

AOC: Women are being appointed to more leadership roles by the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) with three Olympians in charge of future Teams.

Alex Fitch gives the thumbs up after the snowboard halfpipe semi-final in Innsbruck.

BLOG: Since Innsbruck it has been a long haul of training schedules, travelling the world, competing and doing schoolwork.

Alisa Camplin reacts to Sharnita Crompton being confirmed as the bronze medal winner for the Ice Hockey Skills Challenge. Her training partner Sam Hodic and coach Andrew Reynolds are relieved.

President of the International Olympic Committee Jacques Rogge said the first Winter Youth Olympic Games has ‘exceeded all expectations’ at the closing ceremony in downtown Innsbruck. The same can be said for the 2012 Australian Winter Youth Olympic Team.

The team behind the team

23 January 2012
Australian Team physio Simon Ruse treating ski cross athlete Jack Millar.

For an athlete to even make it to a start gate at a Winter Olympics there is a huge team that has got them there. Often the unsung heroes of an Olympic Games, the medical team are responsible for keeping the athletes fit and healthy and helping them be the best they can be on the day of competition.

Harry Laidlaw of Australia racing in the Slalom at the Winter Youth Olympic Games.

Melbourne skier Harry Laidlaw has finished his Winter Youth Olympic Games campaign smiling after finishing 17th out of 62 skiers in the Slalom on Saturday. His second run was even better than his first to finish on a positive note.

Australian ski cross athletes Claudia Leggett (L) and Jack Millar (R) practice starts in Leogang ahead of the Innsbruck 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games.

In disappointing news for the Australian Winter Youth Olympic Team, the finals of the ski cross have been cancelled due to the weather and will not be held at the Games.

Harry Laidlaw racing Slalom

Laidlaw solid in snowstorm slalom Melbourne skier Harry Laidlaw has put down a solid first run of the Slalom event on Saturday morning at Innsbruck 2012, to be sitting in 23rd place before the final run in a few hours time.

Greta Small finishes run 2 of the Slalom and leads the competition briefly before finishing seventh on 20 January 2012 at the Innsbruck 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games.

Greta Small has produced an excellent second run in the women’s slalom competition, to end her Winter Youth Olympic Games campaign on a high with a second top-10 performance.

Australian alpine skier Greta Small races the slalom in the Super Combined event at the Winter Youth Olympic Games on January 15 2012.

Perth ski racer Greta Small is in twelfth place after the 1st run of the Slalom event in difficult conditions at the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck.

Harry Laidlaw all smiles after qualifying fourth fastest for the Ski Cross finals at the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Australia.

Melbourne skier Harry Laidlaw bounced from a frustrating few days at the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, with a scorching run in Ski Cross qualification today.

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