Winter News

John Farrow in skeleton action

BLOG: My name is John Farrow and for the past 4 years I have been training and competing for Australia in the winter sport of skeleton. It’s my plan to show you my personal training and the team’s preparation on our journey to Sochi over the next 10 months in order to be our best and bring back gold to Australia.

Alpine skier Sam Robertson aged 2

BLOG: My obsession with skiing started at a very early age. I was born in the Snowy Mountains and I learned to ski at the age of 2. By the time I was 3, I was skiing top to bottom on the Thredbo Supertrail with my parents yelling at me to slow down.

At the 2013 Salt Lake City World Cup.

BLOG: Since Speed Skating is a minority sport here in Australia, I suppose I should probably explain first what it is so you know what I am talking about from now on. When I tell people that I am a speed skater, some of the immediate responses include...

Mid double cork 1080 in Whistler at the AFP World Championships. Managed to snag 3rd here and secure my 2nd position overall.

My name is Russ Henshaw, I'm 22 years old and I am a professional skier. I started skiing at the age of 3 and soon after, at the age of 7, began to race.

Lauren Staveley Foot Rehab, April 2013.

BLOG: Since my accident in Czech Republic 5 weeks ago (where I broke my foot - 5th metatarsal) I have arrived back home in Melbourne and started my intensive rehab program.

Svetlana Radkevich of Belarus competes with Sophie Muir of Australia during the women's speed skating 500 m on day five of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Richmond Olympic Oval on February 16, 2010.

FUNDING: Australian national sporting organisations have today learnt their funding allocations from the Australian Government for 2013-14 with Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Chair John Wylie AM announcing the breakdown in almost $120 million in government investment.

Lucy Chaffer of Australia launches herself down the track during the Women's Skeleton Viessman FIBT Bob & Skeleton World Cup at the Sanki Sliding Center in Krasnya Polyana on February 16, 2013 in Sochi, Russia. Sochi is preparing for the 2014 Winter Olympics with test events across the venues.

BLOG: Under 300 days to go - sounds like a long time, but I know how fast those days will go. It feels like just last year that I was watching the Vancouver Games from the stands after missing selection. This time it is my turn to be a part of the competition- I have under 300 days to make this a reality.

The Aussie Ski Cross team travels to Voss, Norway for the World Freestyle Championships.

BLOG: A video blog by Olympian Katya Crema. The Aussie Ski Cross team travels to Sochi, Russia for the Olympic test event, as well as way up north to Voss, Norway for the World Freestyle Championships.

A figure skater who loves to ride horses!

BLOG: I take off and land about 85 times per day 6 days per week. No, I am not a Qantas 747!

Australian mogul skier Britteny Cox executing a perfect jump at the Deer Valley World Cup.

Britt Cox was only 15 and the youngest competitor at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Now less than 12 months out from Sochi 2014 she recaps her latest great season