Winter News

Gold medalists Meaghan Mikkelson #12, Caroline Oullette #13, Melodie Daoust #15, Jayna Hefford #16 and Catherine Ward #18 of Canada celebrate during the medal ceremony.

ICE HOCKEY: In beating the USA to claim ice hockey gold in the women's competition on Thursday, veteran Canada forwards Jayna Hefford (CAN),Hayley Wickenheiser and Caroline Ouellette became the only athletes in their nation's history to win four straight Olympic titles.

James van Riemsdyk #21 of the United States skates against the Czech Republic during the Men's Ice Hockey Quarterfinal Playoff.

ICE HOCKEY: The closest of neighbours will once again become the best of enemies on Friday when they meet in the men's ice hockey semifinals at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

Amy Sheehan of Australia competes in the Freestyle Skiing Ladies' Ski Halfpipe Qualification on day 13 of the 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 20, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

FREESTYLE – SKI HALFPIPE: Amy Sheehan has delivered another top 10 performance for Australia at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games in the event's first Olympic final.

Brooklee Han of Australia competes in the Figure Skating Ladies' Free Skating on day 13 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 20, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

FIGURE SKATING: Australia's Brooklee Han has finished the free program of the Sochi 2014 Figure Skating competition in 20th place. Han began the second phase of competition in 22nd after earning 49.32 points for her short program. She was the second athlete to take to the ice, following Korea’s Park So Youn.

Australian Ski Cross Athlete and dual Winter Olympian, Jenny Owens poses for a portrait on May 29, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

FREESTYLE - SKI CROSS: As the curtain falls on the Sochi 2014 Freestyle program, the Australian Team’s oldest athlete Jenny Owens will deliver her swan song in what promises to be an emotion-charged day.

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.