Winter News

Silver medalist David Morris of Australia celebrates on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Freestyle Skiing Men's Aerials Finals.

WINTER: Australia's two silver medallists from the Sochi Winter Olympics, Torah Bright and David Morris, have been named joint winners of the 2014 snowsports athlete of the year award.

Danielle O'Brien and Gregory Merrimancompete in the Figure Skating Ice Dance Free Dance at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

FIGURE SKATING: Like they say, all good things come to an end and as the 2013/14 season draws to a close so too does our 12 year competitive career for Australia.

A general view of the Mountains ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor athletes village on February 6, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

2022: Residents of Krakow will vote in a referendum on May 25 on whether they support the Polish city's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics.

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: As the sun set on the Sochi Games, there were two things on John Farrow’s mind – winning gold in four years’ time and helping others along the way.

Danielle O'Brien and Gregory Merriman of Australia compete in the Ice Dance Short Dance during ISU World Figure Skating Championships at Saitama Super Arena on March 28, 2014 in Saitama, Japan. (Photo by

FIGURE SKATING: Just weeks after their Sochi Olympic campaigns, Danielle O'Brien, Greg Merriman and Brooklee Han have taken to the ice again at last week's Figure Skating World Championships in Saitama, Japan.

A general view of the Mountains ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor athletes village on February 6, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

Krakow (Poland), Oslo (Norway), Almaty (Kazakhstan), Lviv (Ukraine) and Beijing (China) have all submitted bid files to the IOC for 2022.

David Morris receives his silver medal for men's aerial skiing at Sochi 2014.

BLOG: My 4 year Olympic cycle is complete and I have walked away with a Silver Medal and could not be more satisfied with the result. Sochi was a wonderful adventure and as spectacular as I expected it to be.

Statement by Ian Chesterman, Chef de Mission of the 2014 Australian Olympic Team

The 2014 Australian Olympic Team has been embraced by fans like no other Winter Team before, through the Official Team website, AUS Olympic Team social media channels and the AOC education programs.

Australians got the wrong impression of a national team divided at the Winter Olympics after a funding row distracted athletes and administrators alike, according to chef de mission Ian Chesterman.