Winter News

Amy Sheehan of Australia takes a practice run prior to qualifying for the women's FIS Halfpipe Freestyle Ski World Cup at the U.S. Snowboarding and Freeskiing Grand Prix on December 19, 2013 in Copper Mountain, Colorado.

FREESTYLE – SKI HALFPIPE: As a kid Amy Sheehan spent much of her time in Byron Bay’s surf but now she is about to make her Olympic debut riding the crest of another wave.

Astrid Radjenovic and Jana Pittman (R) of Australia team 1 pose during the Women's Bobsleigh on Day 12 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Sliding Center Sanki on February 19, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

BOBSLEIGH: Australian women’s Bobsleigh team, Astrid Radjenovic and Jana Pittman, have placed 14th at the Sochi Olympic Winter Games, equaling the best result by an Australian women’s team at the Olympics.

Brooklee Han of Australia competes in the Figure Skating Ladies' Short Program on Day 12 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 19, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

FIGURE SKATING: Thinking on her feet has seen Australia’s Brooklee Han put together a solid performance in the Ladies’ Individual Figure Skating and qualify her through to free program.

Jennifer Jones of Canada releases the stone during the women's semifinal match between Great Britain and Canada at Ice Cube Curling Centre.

CURLING: Sweden and Canada will play for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games women's Curling title after victories in their semifinal games on day 10 competition at the Ice Cube Curling Centre on Wednesday.

Men's gold medalist Vic Wild of Russia and women's bronze medalist Alena Zavarzina of Russia celebrate after the Snowboard Parallel Giant Slalom Finals at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

SNOWBOARD: It’s been a fairytale Olympics for Russian couple Vic Wild and Alena Zavarzina, winning gold and bronze medals minutes apart.

Gold medalists Marit Bjoergen (R) of Norway and Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg of Norway celebrate after the Women's Team Sprint Classic Final during day 12 of the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

CROSS COUNTRY: Norway's cross country skiing superstar Marit Bjoergen has taken her country to victory in the women's team sprint race, the fifth Olympic gold of her career.

Phillip Bellingham of Australia reacts after competing in the Men's 15 km Classic during day seven of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center on February 14, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

CROSS COUNTRY: Aussies Phil Bellingham and Callum Watson have capped off their debut Olympic Games with a 12th place finish in their semi-final of the Cross Country Team Sprint.

Aussies take on the Giants

19 February 2014
Dominic Demschar of Australia reacts during the Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom on day 12 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center on February 19, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

ALPINE SKIING: On Day 12 of the Games, Australian alpine skiers Dominic Demschar and Ross Peraudo have finally done what they came here to do: race fast.

David Morris wins silver in the men's Aerials at the 2014 Olympic Games.

Australian Freestyle skier David Morris has won a silver medal in the men’s Aerials at 201 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

Astrid Radjenovic and Jana Pittman of Australia team 1 make a run during the Women's Bobsleigh heats on day 11 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Sliding Center Sanki on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

BOBSLEIGH: Australia’s women’s bobsleigh team Astrid Radjenovic and Jana Pittman have completed two solid runs on the opening day of their competition at the Sanki Sliding Centre in Rosa Khutor.