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Biathlon summer training.

BLOG: So summer training has now well and truly started for me! Since my last post, I’ve finished Uni for the year and my fellow Australian teammates have arrived in Russia and we’ve all begun the hard slog which is summer training for a Biathlete.

Skiing New Zealand in training for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

BLOG: I've just had my first week back on snow in Cardrona, New Zealand. It's been three months since I had my last ski day, and it feels like forever!

The Sigulda track in summer.

BLOG: Like most winter athletes in Australia I go from winter in the Northern Hemisphere for training and competing to a Southern Hemisphere winter in the off season. This means

John Farrow on a beautiful scenic bike ride in the Park City ski resort back country and Wasatch National Park.

BLOG: I’d landed in Park City, Utah and settled into my routine: two hours of push training and start analysis to start each day, a physio session with Ashley Merkur and then mountain biking runs for the rest of the day.

Nate Johnstone of Australia poses during a portrait session on May 14, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Johnstone is aiming to qualify for the Australian Winter Olympic Team in the Snowboard Halfpipe event for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games.

SNOWBOARD: From rock bottom to world-beater; that is the goal for snowboarder Nathan Johnstone as he eyes the Olympic berth that should have been.

Park City, Utah

BLOG: Strength prep in the gym and sprint work is all going well, but it is about time to start working on some skeleton start technique!

The torch that will carry the Olympic flame during the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

SOCHI 2014: Cosmonauts in November will take the Olympic torch to the International Space Station (ISS) and on a space walk ahead of the 2014 Winter Games to be hosted in Sochi, Russia's space agency announced on Monday.

Racing at the 2013 Salt Lake City World Cup.

SPEED SKATING: Like many kids, Daniel Greig was given a pair of rollerblades when he turned six. He just took the challenge a little more seriously than most.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by the Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates and the Canadian Olympic Committee President Marcel Aubut in Lausanne on Saturday 15 June 2013.

AOC: Australia’s Olympic athletes and coaches will benefit from a new partnership between the Australian and Canadian Olympic Committees. These organisations have united to support excellence in sport with collaboration on key elements of high performance through until after the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Ski cross athletes Scott Kneller (L) and Anton Grimus (R) stand in front of the countdown clock in the centre of Sochi, host city of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

BLOG: Behind the scenes in Sochi in southern Russia, host city of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Just a taste of what ski cross athletes Anton Grimus and Scott Kneller experienced at the Sochi test events in 2013.