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Gold medalist Eric Frenzel of Germany jumps in celebration alongside silver medalist Akito Watabe of Japan (L) and bronze medalist Magnus Krog of Norway (R) during the flower ceremony for the Men's Nordic Combined Individual Gundersen Normal Hill and 10km Cross Country on day 5 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the RusSki Gorki Nordic Combined Skiing Stadium on February 12, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

NORDIC COMBINED: Germany's Eric Frenzel won the Olympic gold medal that everyone had predicted but Norway claimed Nordic Combined honours at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games by winning two of the three gold medals.

Britteny Cox of Australia competes in the Ladies' Moguls Final 2 on day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

FREESTYLE – MOGULS: The Australian Mogul skiing pedestal that was once solely occupied by the great Dale Begg-Smith has been enlarged to accommodate two rising stars who showed the world in Sochi that big things could be fast approaching.

Danielle O'Brien and Gregory Merriman of Australia compete during the Figure Skating Ice Dance Short Dance on day 9 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics,

FIGURE SKATING: After the disappointment of missing out on the Vancouver Games, the bubbly duo of Danielle O’Brien and Greg Merriman finally made their Olympic debut and reached all their goals in competition.

The Canada team pose with the gold medals won during the Men's Ice Hockey Gold Medal match against Sweden on Day 16 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

ICE HOCKEY: Canada’s Jonathan Toews and Sidney Crosby scored their first goals at Sochi 2014 to steer Canada to a 3-0 win over Sweden in the gold medal game of the men's Ice Hockey tournament.

Pierre Boda and Deanna Lockett in the Sochi 2014 Short Track Speed Skating.

SHORT TRACK: Australia was represented by two young, talented athletes in the Sochi 2014 Short Track Speed Skating competition in Deanna Lockett and Pierre Boda.

Scotty James of Australia competes in the Men's Slopestyle Qualification during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 6, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

SNOWBOARD SLOPESTYLE: A new Olympic event for the Sochi 2014 Games, Snowboard Slopestyle was a huge hit with the athletes and the fans.

Torah Bright celebrates after winning the silver medal in the Snowboard Halfpipe at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

SNOWBOARD – HALFPIPE: Not even next-to-no preparation for her signature event, Snowboard Halfpipe, could keep Torah Bright off the podium, such is her amazing talent.

Lydia Lassila of Australia celebrates after her run in the Freestyle Skiing Ladies' Aerials Finals on day seven of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 14, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

FREESTYLE – AERIALS: Australia reaffirmed itself as one of the world’s aerial skiing powerhouse nations when it wound up its Sochi campaign with two medals, a first for the Aussies.

Pilot Heath Spence, Gareth Nichols, Duncan Harvey and Lucas Mata of Australia team 1 make a run during the Men's Four-Man Bobsleigh on Day 16.

BOBSLEIGH: It wasn’t the fairytale finish they were hoping for, but Australia’s 4-man Bobsleigh team have finished their Sochi 2014 Olympic campaign happy with the result.

Ian Chesterman, Chef de Mission, with Australian alpine skier Dominic Demschar during the men's Giant Slalom event at Sochi 2014.

TEAM: Firstly, I must congratulate our hosts, Russia, for staging a remarkable Olympic Games.