BLOG: My 4 year Olympic cycle is complete and I have walked away with a Silver Medal and could not be more satisfied with the result. Sochi was a wonderful adventure and as spectacular as I expected it to be.
Statement by Ian Chesterman, Chef de Mission of the 2014 Australian Olympic Team
The 2014 Australian Olympic Team has been embraced by fans like no other Winter Team before, through the Official Team website, AUS Olympic Team social media channels and the AOC education programs.
Australians got the wrong impression of a national team divided at the Winter Olympics after a funding row distracted athletes and administrators alike, according to chef de mission Ian Chesterman.
Sochi's $US50 billion Olympics have closed with bold praise and Russia supreme on top of the medals table.
Australian Freestyle skier David Morris has won a silver medal in the men’s Aerials at 201 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
The AOC joins IOC President Thomas Bach in condemning these cowardly acts and in expressing our condolences to the Russian people.
OLYMPIC: In years squashed between a Summer and Winter Olympics, you get a wonderful blend of inspiration. From the slopes of Austria to the Australian shores, you don't have to look far to see Australian athletes striving for excellence. Relive the #ASPIREtoSochi #ASPIREtoNanjing #RoadtoRio magic of 2013!
IOC/ WINTER: There has been a significant increase in the number of cities bidding to host the Olympic Winter Games – with twice as many joining the contest for 2022 compared to four years earlier.
The size and significance of sport to Australians and the national economy was reinforced today with the release of data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).