Winter News

Scenic Sochi! Checking out the 2014 Olympic city during the 2013 test event.

BLOG: I have made a big step forward in my racing career since I competed at the Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria in January 2012.

LUGE: A car crash ended the London Olympics Games prospects for gymnast Ashley Cooney, but it couldn’t stop her determination to be an Olympian.

Analyst Arian Nemani splits urine samples in the anti-doping laboratory which will test athlete’s samples from the London 2012 Games on January 19, 2012 in Harlow, England. The facility, which will be provided by GSK and operated by King’s College London, will test over 6250 samples throughout the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Over 150 anti-doping scientists will work in the laboratory, which measures the size of seven tennis courts, 24 hours a day.

IOC: Olympic leaders will meet on May 21 to discuss the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) role in fighting performance-enhancing drugs and ways to combat illegal betting and match-fixing.

Pumped to get through to the quarter finals after an exciting heat in Sochi.

BLOG: Olympic ski cross athlete Katya Crema reflects on what has been her best season to date.

Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates speaks at the Australian Olympic Committee 2012 Olympic Games team flag bearer announcement at the Stratford Westfield Southern Lounge on July 26, 2012 in London, England.

AOC: The President of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC), John Coates, fully supports the new governance standards announced today by Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Chair John Wylie.

Alex Pullin (AUS) and Mateusz Ligocki (POL) finished equal first in the first dead heat in history at the Snowboard Cross World Cup in Veysonnaz (SUI) on March 16, 2013.

SNOWBOARD CROSS: Dual snowboard cross World Champion Alex “Chumpy” Pullin turned silver into gold with a dramatic lunge on the finish line in Veysonnaz, Switzerland, today, to force the first dead-heat victory in World Cup history, providing the crowning accolade to Australia’s highest World Cup and World Championships medal tally in one season in more than 43 years of participation.

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.

David Morris in Voss

BLOG: Aerial skier David Morris wraps up a stunning season on snow.