Winter News

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.

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.