Winter News

Jonathan Toews #16 of Canada skates with the puck against Mikael Granlund #64 of Finland during the Men's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group B game on day nine of the Sochi Olympics.

ICE HOCKEY: Canada beat Finland in overtime and the US rolled over Slovenia as the two Olympic finalists from four years ago finished first in their preliminary round groups at the Sochi Games.

Jessica Schultz of United States competes during the Curling Women's Round Robin match between United States and Republic of Korea on day ten of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

CURLING: The final two women’s Curling semi-final spots are still open, after Japan had an 8-5 victory against China at the Ice cube Curling Centre on Monday.

Pilot Heath Spence and Duncan Harvey of Australia team 1 during the Men's Two-Man Bobsleigh.

BOBSLEIGH: Heath Spence and Duncan Harvey got Australia’s Bobsleigh campaign underway at the Sanki Sliding Centre on Sunday night.

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.