Winter News

Boarders blitzing Sochi

14 February 2013
Snowboard and Freestyle Center in Rosa Khutor near the Black Sea resort of Sochi.

SNOWBOARD: Australia’s Holly Crawford and Nate Johnstone both advanced directly to the snowboard halfpipe World Cup final in Sochi, Russia, after impressive displays in the qualification session today.

Sochi Sign Ski Jumper

Australian athletes competing at the upcoming 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, will be the first to sign statutory declarations saying they have no history of doping in sport.

Torah aims for trifecta

12 February 2013
Torah Bright winning gold at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games.

SNOWBOARD: Torah Bright has unveiled an ambitious plan to become the first snowboarder to compete in three disciplines at the Winter Olympics and according to brother and coach Ben, win a medal in each one.

Aussie hopes on ice

12 February 2013
Danielle O'Brien and Gregory Merriman perform during day four of the ISU World Figure Skating Championships on March 29, 2012 in Nice, France.

FIGURE SKATING: Australian Ice Dance champions and OWIA/AIS scholarship holders, Danielle O'Brien and Greg Merriman added their fourth consecutive personal best performance at the ISU Four Continents Championship in Osaka, Japan last night finishing in a career-best 8th place.

Top ski hope injured

12 February 2013
Anna Segal of Australia competes in the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup ladies' slope style final at the U.S. Grand Prix on January 12, 2013 in Copper Mountain, Colorado.

SKI - SLOPESTYLE: World champion Australian freestyle skier Anna Segal has been ruled out of competition for the rest of the season after tearing ligaments in her knee during qualifying at her last World Cup event.

Deanna Lockett of Australia competes in the Ladies 1500 Metres Heats on day one of the 2012 Short Track Junior World Championships at Medibank Ice House on February 24, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.

SHORT TRACK: Australian short track speed skater, Deanna Lockett, has finished the 2012/2013 World Cup season impressively, finishing inside the top 20 in both the 1000 and 1500 metre competitions after six events.

Athletes praise Sochi venues

11 February 2013
Laura Cross Country and Biathlon Centre in Sochi, Russia.

SOCHI 2014: There were Test Events aplenty in Sochi over the weekend as the Russian host city of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games welcomed athletes in Nordic Combined, Cross Country and Short Track Speed Skating.

Greta Small of Australia skis in the Women's Downhill during the Alpine FIS Ski World Championships on February 10, 2013 in Schladming, Austria.

SKI: Australian pocket rocket Greta Small has continued her sensational snow form to finish 25th in Super Combined at the 2013 World Ski Championships in Schladming, Germany.

Slopestyle bronze for Segal

8 February 2013
Anna Segal #7 of Australia during Slope Style Qualification for the FIS Freestyle World Championships at Park City Mountain Resort on February 2, 2011 in Park City, Utah.

SKI SLOPESTYLE: Australia’s reigning World Champion Anna Segal captured her second consecutive World Cup ski slopestyle podium finish in Silvaplana, Switzerland, today.

Ice skaters perform during the 'Sochi 2014 - One Year To Go' ceremony at Bolshoi Ice Dome on February 7, 2013 in Sochi, Russia.

At a ceremony today marking one year to go until the start of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge officially invited the world’s National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and their athletes to take part in the Games.