Winter News

Ski Cross seedings complete

20 February 2014
Anton Grimus of Australia jumps during a Ski Cross training session at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on day 12 of the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 19, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

FREESTYLE - SKI CROSS: Australians Anton Grimus and Scott Kneller have had impressive seeding runs in the Ski Cross competition on Day 13 at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.

Ole Einar Bjoerndalen of Norway competes in the 2 x 6 km Women + 2 x 7 km Men Mixed Relay

Ole Einar Bjørndalen from Norway (biathlon) and Hayley Wickenheiser from Canada (ice hockey) have been elected to the Athletes’ Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) by their peers at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games for a term of approximately eight years.

GB Curling Team celebrate making it to the Gold medal match

CURLING: Canada and Great Britain will play for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games men's curling title after victories in their semifinal games on day 10 of competition at the Ice Cube Curling Centre on Wednesday.

Omar Visintin of Italy (red bib), Pierre Vaultier of France (green bib), Jarryd Hughes of Australia (blue bib), Hanno Douschan of Austria (white bib) and Konstantin Schad of Germany (yellow) compete in the Men's Snowboard Cross Quarterfinals on day eleven of the 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

AOC: The CEO of the Olympic Winter Institute (OWI) Geoff Lipshut will recommend a move to an expanded snowboard cross program for the next four years that will include Belle Brockhoff, Jarryd Hughes and Cam Bolton as well as Alex Pullin.

Mountain medicine

20 February 2014
Australian Team Head Doctor, Dr Peter Braun, on site at the men's Ski Cross Finals on Thursday 21 February at Extreme Park in Rosa Khutor, Russia.

SOCHI 2014: While Australia's Team Doctor Peter Braun has put in countless hours of preparation during the 12 months leading up to the Games, he actually hopes in a peculiar way that most of his plans and procedures will not see the light of day in Sochi.

Anton Grimus poses during the Australian Winter Olympics Games press conference at Museum of Contemporary Art on October 30, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

FREESTYLE - SKI CROSS: Australian Freestyle skier Anton Grimus has put a lot of hard work into growing one of the most impressive beards of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, but the ski cross competitor will take a cut for a good cause on 22 February.

Anton Grimus and Scott Kneller of Australia jump during a Ski Cross training session at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on day 12 of the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 19, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

FREESTYLE – SKI CROSS: After the high drama of Snowboard Cross at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park earlier this week, Ski Cross gets underway on Thursday, starting with the men’s competition.

Amy Sheehan of Australia takes a practice run prior to qualifying for the women's FIS Halfpipe Freestyle Ski World Cup at the U.S. Snowboarding and Freeskiing Grand Prix on December 19, 2013 in Copper Mountain, Colorado.

FREESTYLE – SKI HALFPIPE: As a kid Amy Sheehan spent much of her time in Byron Bay’s surf but now she is about to make her Olympic debut riding the crest of another wave.

Astrid Radjenovic and Jana Pittman (R) of Australia team 1 pose during the Women's Bobsleigh on Day 12 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Sliding Center Sanki on February 19, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

BOBSLEIGH: Australian women’s Bobsleigh team, Astrid Radjenovic and Jana Pittman, have placed 14th at the Sochi Olympic Winter Games, equaling the best result by an Australian women’s team at the Olympics.

Brooklee Han of Australia competes in the Figure Skating Ladies' Short Program on Day 12 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 19, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

FIGURE SKATING: Thinking on her feet has seen Australia’s Brooklee Han put together a solid performance in the Ladies’ Individual Figure Skating and qualify her through to free program.