Winter News

Australian halfpipe skier Davina Williams competing in the Dew Tour.

Davina Williams has bounced back from serious injury and the death of a friend to chase her Olympic debut in Sochi in Ski Halfpipe which also makes its debut.

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

BLOG: Follow Australia's Olympic hopefuls on the road to the next Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Powered by Olympics.com.au @AUSOlympicTeam

Great to have a smile on my face with teammate Anton Grimus and Moguls athlete Brodie Summers and BK- the Boxing Kangaroo.

BLOG: On March 26, 2013 I returned home from the World Cup Tour. I was returning home with plenty to think about and a thirst for success.

Biathlon summer training.

BLOG: So summer training has now well and truly started for me! Since my last post, I’ve finished Uni for the year and my fellow Australian teammates have arrived in Russia and we’ve all begun the hard slog which is summer training for a Biathlete.

Skiing New Zealand in training for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

BLOG: I've just had my first week back on snow in Cardrona, New Zealand. It's been three months since I had my last ski day, and it feels like forever!

The Sigulda track in summer.

BLOG: Like most winter athletes in Australia I go from winter in the Northern Hemisphere for training and competing to a Southern Hemisphere winter in the off season. This means

John Farrow on a beautiful scenic bike ride in the Park City ski resort back country and Wasatch National Park.

BLOG: I’d landed in Park City, Utah and settled into my routine: two hours of push training and start analysis to start each day, a physio session with Ashley Merkur and then mountain biking runs for the rest of the day.

Nate Johnstone of Australia poses during a portrait session on May 14, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Johnstone is aiming to qualify for the Australian Winter Olympic Team in the Snowboard Halfpipe event for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games.

SNOWBOARD: From rock bottom to world-beater; that is the goal for snowboarder Nathan Johnstone as he eyes the Olympic berth that should have been.

Park City, Utah

BLOG: Strength prep in the gym and sprint work is all going well, but it is about time to start working on some skeleton start technique!

The torch that will carry the Olympic flame during the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

SOCHI 2014: Cosmonauts in November will take the Olympic torch to the International Space Station (ISS) and on a space walk ahead of the 2014 Winter Games to be hosted in Sochi, Russia's space agency announced on Monday.