Winter News

Zali Steggall skiing her way to Slalom bronze at the Nagano 1998 Games. This was Australia's second Olympic winter medal.

TEAM: Australia has now won 10 Olympic winter medals and has had an athlete on the podium at six consecutive Games.

Danielle O'Brien and Gregory Merriman of Australia compete during the Figure Skating Ice Dance Short Dance on day 9 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics,

FIGURE SKATING: Danielle O’Brien and Greg Merriman have delivered the performance of their careers in the short program of the Ice Dancing on Sunday night in Sochi.

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 15: Alex 'Chumpy' Pullin looks on during a Men's Snowboard Cross practice during day eight of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.

SNOWBOARD CROSS: Aussie ace Alex 'Chumpy' Pullin says the atmosphere will be intense during the Snowboard Cross competition on Monday.

Belle Brockhoff and Torah Bright after the Ladies' Snowboard Cross quarter-finals on day nine of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 16, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

SNOWBOARD CROSS: Australian speed-demons Belle Brockhoff and Torah Bright have been pushed to the limit in the women’s Snowboard Cross event, full of thrills and spills.

Belle Brockhoff competes during the Ladies' Snowboard Cross Seeding on day nine of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 16, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

SNOWBOARD CROSS: Belle Brockhoff has started her Olympic campaign in style with a fast qualifying run at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.

Team Switzerland celebrate the goal by Lara Stadler #7 of Switzerland against Russia during the Women's Ice Hockey Playoffs Quarterfinal game on day eight of the Sochi Olympics.

ICE HOCKEY: Finals fever is sweeping Sochi, with the women’s semis decided for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Jonathan Quick #32 of the United States makes a save against Pavel Datsyuk #13 of Russia during a shootout attempt during the Men's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group A game on day eight of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

ICE HOCKEY: On paper it was just another preliminary round group A game in the men's ice hockey tournament at the Sochi Olympics, but when rivals USA and Russia took centre ice it was more than just a skirmish between two world superpowers.

Demschar sits out Super-G

16 February 2014
Australian alpine skier Dominic Demschar in action.

ALPINE SKIING: Australia’s Dominic Demschar has pulled out of his debut Olympic event the Men’s Super G on Sunday.

What the Games mean to me

16 February 2014
(L-R) Belle Brockhoff, Kent Callister, Nate Johnstone, Steph Magiros, Davina Williams, Hannah Trigger, Alex Pullin and Jarryd Hughes.

SNOWBOARD CROSS: Being chosen by the AOC to represent Australia as an Olympian is a huge honour.

Danielle O'Brien and Greg Merriman during the short dance at the 2013 Australian Figure Skating Championships in Melbourne.

FIGURE SKATING: Being in the spotlight is what Danielle O’Brien and Greg Merriman do best, but the bright lights of the Olympics have taken the dynamic duo a little getting used to.