Winter News

Daniel Greig smiles after his first training session on the ice at Adler Arena in Sochi.

SPEED SKATING: Just a day after competition wrapped up for speed skater Daniel Greig, he was back on the ice, training with a four-year plan for Olympic medals already taking shape.

Anna Segal of Australia celebrates during the Freestyle Skiing Women's Slopestyle Qualification during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

TEAM: Australia has achieved an unprecedented number of top results at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

Michelle Steele competes in the women's Skeleton at the Sanki Sliding Centre in Sochi.

SKELETON: Australia’s Skeleton team at the Sochi 2014 Olympics showed they can match it with the world’s best sliders, with consistent top 20 finishes.

Alexander Ferlazzo of Australia makes a run during the Luge Men's Singles on Day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Sliding Center Sanki on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

LUGE: The Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games saw an Australian male compete in Luge for the first time in 20 years. Townsville teenager Alex Ferlazzo put in a solid performance to finish the singles 33rd out of 39 athletes.

Pierre Boda and Deanna Lockett in the Sochi 2014 Short Track Speed Skating.

SHORT TRACK: Australia was represented by two young, talented athletes in the Sochi 2014 Short Track Speed Skating competition in Deanna Lockett and Pierre Boda.

Danielle O'Brien and Gregory Merriman of Australia compete during the Figure Skating Ice Dance Short Dance on day 9 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics,

FIGURE SKATING: After the disappointment of missing out on the Vancouver Games, the bubbly duo of Danielle O’Brien and Greg Merriman finally made their Olympic debut and reached all their goals in competition.

The Canada team pose with the gold medals won during the Men's Ice Hockey Gold Medal match against Sweden on Day 16 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

ICE HOCKEY: Canada’s Jonathan Toews and Sidney Crosby scored their first goals at Sochi 2014 to steer Canada to a 3-0 win over Sweden in the gold medal game of the men's Ice Hockey tournament.

Gold medalist Eric Frenzel of Germany jumps in celebration alongside silver medalist Akito Watabe of Japan (L) and bronze medalist Magnus Krog of Norway (R) during the flower ceremony for the Men's Nordic Combined Individual Gundersen Normal Hill and 10km Cross Country on day 5 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the RusSki Gorki Nordic Combined Skiing Stadium on February 12, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

NORDIC COMBINED: Germany's Eric Frenzel won the Olympic gold medal that everyone had predicted but Norway claimed Nordic Combined honours at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games by winning two of the three gold medals.

Britteny Cox of Australia competes in the Ladies' Moguls Final 2 on day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

FREESTYLE – MOGULS: The Australian Mogul skiing pedestal that was once solely occupied by the great Dale Begg-Smith has been enlarged to accommodate two rising stars who showed the world in Sochi that big things could be fast approaching.

Lydia Lassila of Australia celebrates after her run in the Freestyle Skiing Ladies' Aerials Finals on day seven of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 14, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

FREESTYLE – AERIALS: Australia reaffirmed itself as one of the world’s aerial skiing powerhouse nations when it wound up its Sochi campaign with two medals, a first for the Aussies.