Winter News

The beautiful Sochi ski cross course at the official test event for the 2014 Winter Games.

The IOC has welcomed the Candidature Files of Almaty (Kazakhstan) and Beijing (China), the two cities bidding to host the 2022 Olympic Winter Games.

Alexis Pinturault of France takes 3rd place during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Men's Giant Slalom on October 26, 2014 in Soelden, Austria.

ALPINE: Two members of the U.S. ski team’s developmental program were killed in an avalanche in Austria on Monday.

Short track success in Seoul

22 December 2014
Deanna Lockett of Australia competes in the Short Track Women's 1000m Quarter-finals at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

SHORT TRACK: Sochi Olympian Deanna Lockett has continued her impressive season on the World Cup circuit with two top 5 placings in Seoul, Korea.

James Magnussen of Australia smiles into a TV camera after competing in the Men's 100m Freestyle semi final 1 on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on July 31, 2012 in London, England.

AGENDA2020: The International Olympic Committee has plunged into the television business in a big way... investing $750m on a new Olympic channel to be seen throughout the world, 365 days a year.

TV camera catches the Luge action.

The new Olympic television channel is the International Olympic Committee's new baby and it needs to crawl before it can walk.

Cathy Freeman and John Coates at a media conference in Melbourne to announce changes to the AOC constitution to reflect Australia's Indigenous heritage on 21 November, 2014.

AOC: Cathy Freeman is says she's thrilled and proud that the Australian Olympic Committee will recognise indigenous Australians.

IOC President Thomas Bach and Austalian kayaker Jessica Fox in Lausanne, Switzerland at the Agenda 2020 round table discussion on November 18, 2014.

IOC: Australian Olympic kayaker Jessica Fox has played a part in the launch of Agenda 2020- the International Olympic Committee’s road map for the future of the Games.

Agenda 2020 Round table attendees - including Australian Jessica Fox with IOC President, Thomas Bach in Lausanne, Switzerland on November 18, 2014.

IOC: International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach today revealed the 40 proposals that make up Olympic Agenda 2020, a strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement, which will be discussed and voted on by the full IOC membership at the 127th IOC Session this 8 and 9 December in Monaco.

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: Deanna Lockett has finished with two top-10 performances to lead the Australian charge at the opening event of the new World Cup season.

Renee McElduff on the start track at the Beijing Olympic Stadium which was transformed into an Aerial Skiing venue for the 2013 World Cup event in December.

2022 WINTER OLYMPICS: Beijing is confident it can host the 2022 Winter Olympics, an official said on Tuesday, after several withdrawals left the bid -- initially seen as a dry run for a future event -- the unlikely favourite.