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FREESTYLE SKIING: Time, money and patience are usually high on the catalogue of requirements for parents of gifted young athletes.

Athletes at the Sochi 2014 Team Assembly in Sydney on May 9, 2013.

SOCHI 2014: With just nine months to go until the next Olympic Winter Games in Russia, over 30 Australian athletes gathered on the other side of the world to brace for Sochi 2014.

Silver medalist Anna Segal from Australia poses during the press conference for the Women Ski Slopestyle Final of the Winter X-Games Europe on March 14, 2012 in Tignes, France.

FREESTYLE SKIING: Rarely would a sportsperson call a serious knee injury a blessing in disguise.

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BLOG: My name is Melissa Hoar and I am currently in training for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia in the event of Skeleton!!

Australian Sports Commission Chairman John Wylie speaking at the AOC AGM on 4 May 2013 in Sydney.

TEAM: ASC Chairman John Wylie confirmed today the Australian Olympic Committee target of top 5 on the medal tally at the 2016 Olympic Games is a joint goal.

AOC President John Coates addresses the Annual General Meeting in Sydney on 4 May 2013.

The AOC has introduced new rules forcing athletes and officials to truthfully answer all questions put to them by the doping authority, ASADA.

Athletes arrive back to Sydney Australia on the Qantas chartered plane from the London 2012 Olympic Games.

TEAM: The AOC is proud to announce an extension of our longstanding partnership with Qantas, who have renewed their association with the Australian Olympic Team until 2016.

2013 Athletes of the Year with Suzuki Communications Manager, Andrew Ellis. L-R David Morris (Aerial Athlete of the Year), Anton Grimus (Ski Cross Athlete of the Year), Chumpy Pulin (Boardercross Athlete of the Year), Andrew Ellis (Suzuki), Britteny Cox (Moguls Athlete of the Year), Holly Crawford (Snowboard Halfpipe Athlete of the Year).

SOCHI: Snowboard cross dual World Champion Alex “Chumpy” Pullin added another prestigious accolade to a growing list of career achievements when he was named the Ski and Snowboard Australia Snowsports Athlete of the Year in Melbourne last night.

Me and my Coach Serhii Vaypan in the Kiss and Cry at 2013 World Championships London, Ontario Canada

BLOG: I was ready to toss out a not-quite-fantastic meal when I realised I was just missing one ingredient that would make the recipe work!

Figure skater and 2010 Olympian Cheltzie Lee attends outfitting at the Team Assembly for prospective members of the 2014 Olympic Team in Sochi.

TEAM: Sochi 2014 may be 282 days away, but the first Australian Team Assembly held at the IceHouse in Melbourne today marked a significant step on the road to Russia for many of Australia’s finest athletes.