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Sochi medals unveiled

31 May 2013
The unveiled Sochi 2014 Olympic Gold Medal is displayed during an IOC executive board meeting at the SportAccord International Convention in St. Petersburg, on May 30, 2013. The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics organisers unveiled today the medals for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

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.

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.

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”.

Australian Winter Olympic hopefuls train on the beach with strength and conditioning coach John Marsden in May 2013.

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.

A trampoline session with aerial skier David Morris.

BLOG: Just being strong isn't quite enough so there's always additional training outside of the VIS gym... not that I mind.

Working hard in the gym for Sochi 2014

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!

Cheltzie Lee of Australia competes in the Ladies Free Skating on day 14 of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics at Pacific Coliseum on February 25, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada.

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.

Bobsleigh's Jana Pittman & Astrid Radjenovic train on the track to improve their speed.

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.

Australian Ice Dancing pair Danielle O'Brien and Greg Merriman in action over the years.

BLOG: There is no better way to imagine my 24th birthday than marching under the Australian flag in the 2014 Sochi Olympic Opening Ceremony!

John Farrow of Australia starts at the second run of the men's Skeleton World Championship on February 24, 2011 in Koenigssee, Germany.

Lying on the ground with his knee literally in pieces, John Farrow made a decision right there and then - he was going to the Olympics.

(L to R): Ten Network Holdings Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Hamish McLennan; Australian Olympic Committee President, John Coates; and Ten Network Holdings Chairman, Lachlan Murdoch

SOCHI2014: Ten Network Holdings today announced it had signed an agreement with the IOC to broadcast the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, in 2014.