BLOG: One of the biggest differences I see between being a skeleton athlete and other sports is the large six month off season where no ice sliding is possible. In skeleton we have a full six months of zero sliding time possible for any athlete.
BLOG: To represent Australia and my hometown of Thredbo in Sochi would be the most incredible experience and something I have dreamed of for as long as I can ever remember.
SOCHI 2014: The presentation of the Olympic and Paralympic medals, which will be awarded at the Sochi 2014 Winter Games, took place in St. Petersburg today during the 11th "SportAccord" Annual International Sports Convention.
AOC: The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has thrown its support behind the Sports Science and Sports Medicine principles announced today by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) and the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) saying “they will enhance the integrity of sport in Australia”.
SOCHI 2014: For most of the world, Australia evokes imagery of a sunburnt country – surfing, swimming and cricket. The idea that Australia competes at the Winter Olympics, let alone winning medals at the last five Games, comes as a big surprise to most.
BLOG: Just being strong isn't quite enough so there's always additional training outside of the VIS gym... not that I mind.
BLOG: I've been having a great time in Melbourne catching up with friends and family while completing my rehab program. My foot is healing well and getting a lot stronger. But with the snow season opening in 12 days I'm ready to hit the road again!
FIGURE SKATING: Sydneysider Cheltzie Lee skated into the hearts of Australians when she was just 16 years old. As our only figure skater at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Lee produced two huge personal best performances to finish an impressive 20th overall.
BLOG: The Aussie Icebirds (Australian Women's Bobsleigh team) are hard at our off season training at the moment. After a few weeks off after a gruelling 2012-2013 season, we started back training again to begin the 10 month preparation leading up to Sochi.
BLOG: There is no better way to imagine my 24th birthday than marching under the Australian flag in the 2014 Sochi Olympic Opening Ceremony!