Winter News

The PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games logo which draws on Hangul – the Korean alphabet – and Korea’s traditional humanism – Cheon-ji-in.

PYEONGCHANG 2018: The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games today wrapped up its second visit to the city in the northeast of the Republic of Korea by praising the progress being made by the local organisers.

Racing at the 2013 Salt Lake City World Cup.

SPEED SKATING: Like many kids, Daniel Greig was given a pair of rollerblades when he turned six. He just took the challenge a little more seriously than most.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by the Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates and the Canadian Olympic Committee President Marcel Aubut in Lausanne on Saturday 15 June 2013.

AOC: Australia’s Olympic athletes and coaches will benefit from a new partnership between the Australian and Canadian Olympic Committees. These organisations have united to support excellence in sport with collaboration on key elements of high performance through until after the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Ski cross athletes Scott Kneller (L) and Anton Grimus (R) stand in front of the countdown clock in the centre of Sochi, host city of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

BLOG: Behind the scenes in Sochi in southern Russia, host city of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Just a taste of what ski cross athletes Anton Grimus and Scott Kneller experienced at the Sochi test events in 2013.

Australian skeleton racer Jaclyn Narracott is hoping to emulate her uncle Paul and be selected for the Winter Olympic Games. She is sliding here at the World Junior Championships in Igls, Austria.

When Jaclyn Narracott told her friends she was taking up the sport of skeleton there was a common reaction: - “They all thought I was nuts!”

Anna Segal and her trusty car for the USA Shadow reunited.

BLOG: After three and a half months of rehabbing at home in Australia, I passed my ‘back to snow’ testing and was given the all clear to return to the ski life. After this much down time my anticipation to get back on snow was almost tangible.

FREESTYLE SKIING: For the last three years, Sami Kennedy-Sim has been resolutely focused on qualifying for the Sochi Olympic Winter Games.

Greta Small on her last day skiing after a bumper 2012/13 season.

BLOG: Since the finish of my 2012/2013 race season at the end of April, I took a break and returned to Australia for the first time in seven months. It felt unreal arriving home after such a long season of training, travelling and racing. I do not usually have time for anything else, between training and Year 12 commitments, so it was nice to refresh at home catching up with friends and doing jobs around the house.

John Farrow of Australia poses during a portrait session on May 29, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Farrow is aiming to qualify for the Australian Winter Olympic Team in the Skeleton event for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games.

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.

Sam Robertson in training for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games in 2012.

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.