Winter News

The International Olympic Committee members gather in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the 125th IOC Session where the 2020 Olympic Games were awarded to Tokyo.

IOC: After awarding the 2020 Games to Tokyo and breathing new life into the ancient sport of wrestling, the 125th session of the International Olympic Committee has one challenge left... finding a replacement for President Jacques Rogge.

Analyst Arian Nemani splits urine samples in the anti-doping laboratory which will test athlete’s samples from the London 2012 Games on January 19, 2012 in Harlow, England. The facility, which will be provided by GSK and operated by King’s College London, will test over 6250 samples throughout the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Over 150 anti-doping scientists will work in the laboratory, which measures the size of seven tennis courts, 24 hours a day.

The President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Australia’s, John Fahey, has announced the introduction of a “steroid passport” by the end of the year ... the latest weapon aimed at drug cheats.

iSentia - proud supporter of the Australian Olympic Team.

AOC: Australia’s leading media intelligence company, iSentia, today announced it will renew its partnership with the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) to support Australian athletes through to the Rio Olympic Games.

Astrid Radjenovic competes in the World Cup in Lake Placid.

On the eastern seaboard of Australia today, right in the very top and then down in the very bottom, 60 lucky primary students were given a rare insight into the life of a bobsleigh Olympian.

Eight athletes are sharing their Olympic journey with school students online.

Jenny Owens in action at the Ski Cross World Championships in Voss, Norway in March 2013.

When Jenny Owens competes at her third and final Olympic Winter Games next February she is hoping for only one thing – to finish with a smile on her face.

Alex

Australia’s own Alex “Chumpy” Pullin heads into next year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi as the man to beat.

Standing with the Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch in Russia.

SOCHI 2014: Three months prior to the ceremonial arrival of the Olympic flame in Russia, the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee approved approximately half of the torchbearers for the Olympic Torch Relay, the Presenting Partners of which are companies Coca-Cola, "Ingosstrakh" and "Russian Railways".

Snowboard slopestyle athlete Lauren Staveley on snow in Thredbo.

BLOG: I had my final x-ray two weeks ago and have been given the news that my foot is completely healed!

Anna Segal's first day back on snow after suffering a knee injury with the Aussies.

BLOG: My three weeks in Oregon flew by. The weather was great, I was back on my skis and surrounded by friends. My knee hurt a little more than expected, but I gradually figured out when I could push it and when it was better to hold back.