Winter News

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.

John Farrow of Australia waves to the crowd after his run during the Men's Skeleton on Day 8 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Sliding Center Sanki on February 15, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

SKELETON: John Farrow has put down his fastest time at the Sanki Sliding Centre in the fourth and final run, to finish in 17th place on Olympic debut.

Silver medallist Torah Bright of Australia celebrates during the medal ceremony for the Snowboard Ladies’ Halfpipe on day six of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Medals Plaza on February 13, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

SNOWBOARD CROSS: Torah Bright admits that about 18 months ago some people questioned her decision to enter the unique world of Snowboard Cross, but in the event’s Olympic Winter Games final on February 16, she hopes to have the last laugh.

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 14: Heath Spence pilots a run during a Men's Two-Man Bobsleigh training session at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Sanki Sliding Center.

The disappointment of missing the Vancouver 2010 Olympics is the driving force behind Australia’s Bobsleigh pilot Heath Spence.

Deanna Lockett of Australia skates during the Ladies' 1500m Short Track Speed Skating heats on day 8 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Iceberg Skating Palace on February 15, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

SHORT TRACK: The women’s 1500m Short Track Speed Skating has got underway with a roaring crowd at the Iceberg Skating Palace in Sochi.

Astrid Radjenovic and Jana Pittman of Australia practise a bobsleigh run ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Sanki Sliding Centre.

BOBSLEIGH: Seven athletes will make their Winter Olympic debuts in Bobsleigh at the Sochi 2014 Games, having already represented their country at the Summer Olympics.

Greta Small of Australia in action during the Alpine Skiing Women's Super-G on day 8 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center on February 15

ALPINE SKIING: Australia’s speeding bullet Greta Small has had her first slip up at her debut Olympic Games after missing a gate in the Super G event at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Centre on Saturday.

AIS Aerial Skiers Laura Peel, David Morris, Samantha Wells, Renee McElduff and Danielle Scott training at the water ramp in Park City, Utah.

Fresh from winning a bronze medal at the Sochi Winter Olympics, aerial skier Lydia Lassila, has issued an urgent call to build Australia’s first water ramp in the NSW town of Lennox Head.

Paul Stastny #26 of United States scores a goal against Jaroslav Halak #41 of Slovakia during the Men's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group A game on day six of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

ICE HOCKEY: Decades of rivalry looks set to continue, with Russia and the USA meeting in a preliminary round Ice Hockey match at Bolshoi Ice Dome on Day 8 of the Olympics.