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2014 Australian Olympic Winter Team – Our biggest and best

18 December 2013

Australia is set to build on its 2010 Olympic Games success, with great anticipation mounting as the countdown for Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games draws near.

The coastal city of Sochi, Russia is set to ignite for the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games scheduled for 7 February followed by two heartstopping weeks of high impact competition.

The anticipated 2014 Australian Olympic Winter Team size is around over 55 athletes. To date, three figure skating athletes have officially been selected - Danielle O'Brien, Greg Merriman and Brendan Kerry. Selections will continue to take place throughout January and February and will likely see the 2014 Australian Olympic Winter Team be the nations biggest yet, represented in more sports and more events than ever before including alpine skiing, bobsleigh, freestyle skiing, short track, skeleton, snowboard, luge, figure skating, speed skating, biathlon and cross country.

Australia is eyeing off a top 15 finish on the overall medal tally. With a number of athletes enjoying recent success at World Cups and World Championships, Australia will not only feild its largest Winter Team but also the most credentialled.

Sochi will host the most compact Winter Games ever. The Ceremonies, indoor ice sports and an Athletes' Village will be located south of the city at the purpose built Sochi Olympic Park. An hour away on high speed rail lies the Mountain venues and an Athletes' Village.

Channel 10 will televise the Sochi Games with over 550 hours of coverage - the biggest free to air coverage in Olympic Winter Games history.

As always our athletes need your support! The AOC has developed a fan wall for messages to be posted to teams or individual athletes. We encourage you, your family and friends to post messages of support now and during the Games. Please spread the word via email, social media and Show Your Support on the AUS Olympic Team Fan Wall. http://sochi2014.olympics.com.au/fan-zone/fan-zone/fan-wall

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