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The beautiful Sochi ski cross course at the official test event for the 2014 Winter Games.

IOC: The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission, which was joined by representatives from all seven Olympic winter International Federations (IFs), paid its penultimate visit to Sochi this week, as local organisers continued to draw lessons from an array of test events ahead of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

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.

Jenny Owens in action at the Ski Cross World Championships in Voss, Norway in March 2013.

BLOG: Dual Olympian Jenny Owens talks about her performance at the Ski Cross World Championships in Voss, Norway.

Danielle O'Brien and Gregory Merriman perform during day four of the ISU World Figure Skating Championships on March 29, 2012 in Nice, France.

FIGURE SKATING: As the 2013 World Figure Skating Championships get underway in London, Ontario in Canada, Australian Ice Dance champions, Danielle O’Brien and Greg Merriman can only watch on from their training base in Detroit, just a 90-minute drive away.

Deanna Lockett of Australia competes in the Ladies 1500 Metres Heats on day one of the 2012 Short Track Junior World Championships at Medibank Ice House on February 24, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.

SKATING:Australia's short track and speed skaters have been blitzing the international circuit chasing qualification ahead of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

Ski cross action at the World Championships in Voss, Norway on March 10, 2013.

SKI CROSS: Australians Anton Grimus and Katya Crema reaffirmed that they are closing the gap between themselves and the top echelon of ski cross athletes when they both delivered their best ever results in a World Championships in Voss, Norway, today.

SBX World Cup Arosa - Finals - Podium Men - f.l.t.r.: 2nd Nate Holland (USA), 1st Alex Pullin (AUS), 3rd Lucas Eguibar (ESP).

SNOWBOARD CROSS: Australia’s dual World Champion Alex “Chumpy” Pullin underlined his high achievements so far this season when he won the World Cup snowboard cross event in Arosa, Switzerland today.

Danielle Scott of Australia takes 3rd place during the FIS Freestyle Ski World Championship Men's and Women's Aerials on March 07, 2013 in Voss, Norway.

AERIAL SKIING: With just 12 months of elite competition to her name, Danielle Scott became the latest athlete to contribute to Australia’s rich history in aerial skiing by winning the bronze medal at the World Freestyle Ski Championships in Voss, Norway, today.

Alexei Almoukov of Australia competes during the Biathlon Men's 10 km Sprint on day 3 of the 2010 Winter Olympics at Whistler Olympic Park Biathlon Stadium on February 14, 2010 in Whistler, Canada. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)

BIATHLON: Olympian Alex Almoukov has recorded a personal best overnight at the World Cup biathlon event in Sochi, Russia.

Australian teenager Matt Graham narrowly misses a place on the podium at the 2013 FIS Freestyle World Championships in Voss, Norway on 6 March, 2013.

FREESTYLE SKIING: Australian teenager Matt Graham has narrowly missed a place on the podium at the 2013 FIS Freestyle World Championships in Voss, Norway, finishing fourth.