Australia’s finest winter athletes are still arriving in Norway ahead of the opening of the winter Youth Olympic Games at the end of the week.
Australia’s two young ice hockey players Madison Poole and Jake Riley had their first training session at the Lillehammer Olympic Park.
TEAM: The first Australian athletes have arrived at the Youth Olympic Village in Lillehammer, as the hours tick down until the spectacular Opening Ceremony
In February 1994, Steffi Graf and Pete Sampras had just won the Australian Open titles, Alan Border was winding up as Australian cricket captain and Australia won its first winter Olympic medal.
Selections have been finalised for the 2016 Australian Youth Olympic Team with 17 athletes from eight disciplines set to compete in the winter wonderland of Lillehammer, Norway from 5-21 February.
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Germany’s Christa Luding-Rothenburger is the only athlete to ever win medals in both Winter and Summer Games in the same year. Among other medals, she won skating silver in the 500m (Calgary 1988) and cycling silver in the match sprint (Seoul 1988).