Winter News

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.

Lydia Lassila of Australia celebrates after her run in the Freestyle Skiing Ladies' Aerials Finals on day seven of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 14, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

FREESTYLE - AERIALS: Lydia Lassila has attempted a jump only men perform, in a brave bid to defend her Olympic aerial skiing title at the Sochi Olympic Winter Games.

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 14: Gold medalists Tobias Wendl (L) and Tobias Arlt of Germany celebrate during the medal ceremony for the Men's Luge Doubles on day 7 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Medals Plaza.

At the halfway point of the Sochi Winter Olympics, eyes are being cast to the medal tally as nations battle to be on top at the end of Day 16.

Lydia Lassila celebrates after her third place in the Freestyle Skiing Aerials on Day 7 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

FREESTYLE SKIING- AERIALS: Day 7 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics has been a big day, with Australia winning its second medal at the Games. 31-year-old Lydia Lassila claimed bronze in the Freestyle Skiing Aerials event, adding to her gold medal from Vancouver in 2010. This is how Australia celebrated her win.

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 14: Michelle Steele competes a run during the Women's Skeleton on Day 7 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Sliding Center Sanki.

It was a night of consistency for Australia’s two women Skeleton competitors, Michelle Steele and Lucy Chaffer, in their last two runs at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on Friday.