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.
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.
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.
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.
If Australian diving star Matthew Mitcham is to emulate his Beijing Olympics heroics in London, he must first defy an injury-ravaged year, a cautious preparation and, seemingly, the odds.
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.
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.
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.
After six hockey skills tests over two hours in a cut-throat head-to-head format, Crompton’s 17 points was enough to win her the bronze medal on a three-way countback with Great Britain and Italy.
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Figure Skaters selected on the Australian Winter Olympic team
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Bill Roycroft carried the Flag in the Opening Ceremony in Mexico City 1968 and his son Wayne carried the Flag in Los Angeles 1984.
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Alana Boyd (athletics – pole vault) made Australian Olympic history in Beijing, becoming the first Australian to join both parents as Olympians. This feat was emulated by Jess Fox (canoe/kayak - slalom) at the London 2012 Games.