Winter News

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.

Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan performs during the Figure Skating Men's Free Skating on day seven of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 14, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

FIGURE SKATING: Yuzuru Hanyu became the first Japanese man to win an Olympic figure skating gold in Sochi on Friday, as the teenager also claimed Japan's first title of the 2014 Winter Games.

Lucy Glanville of Australia looks on after competing in the Women's 15 km Individual during day seven of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center.

Young Aussie Lucy Glanville has shown strong determination to finish the Women's 15km Individual Biathlon in her first Olympic Games.

John Farrow prepares to start a run during the Men's Skeleton heats on Day 7 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Sliding Center Sanki on February 14, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

SKELETON: To the rest of the world, the sport of Skeleton looks about as relaxing as sleeping on a bed of nails, but you would be hard pushed to find a more relaxed and humbler athlete than Australia’s sole male representative in the sport in Sochi, John Farrow.

Torah Bright of Australia trains during a Ladie's Snowboard Cross practice during day eight of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 15, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

Torah Bright is thrilled to have the opportunity to race boardercross at these Olympics and Alex Pullin is feeling big G-forces at training.

FREESTYLE – AERIALS: Reigning Olympic Champion Lydia Lassila along with Danielle Scott and Laura Peel have done Australia proud, making it through to the finals on Friday night local time.