Winter News

Lydia Lassila #3 of Australia competes in the Ladies Aerials during the Freestyle International at Deer Valley on February 1, 2013 in Park City, Utah.

SOCHI 2014: Injury looms as the bogeyman for an Australian Winter Olympics team which is aiming for its most successful Games next February in Sochi.

Anna Segal cross training

BLOG: A week ago I made the move from my familiar home city of Melbourne up Sydney’s beautiful Northern Beaches. Over the last few years I’ve had small tastes of Sydney life, but this next month will be my longest stint.

Focusing on the challenge at hand.

BLOG: So my World Cup season is finally finished, and while it didn’t all go to plan, there were some major highlights for me which all point towards an exciting 2013-14 season leading into Sochi.

(L-R) Danielle Woodward, Nicole Livingstone and Kitty Chiller.

AOC: Women will play a key role in the running of the Olympic Movement in Australia in the future following a massive shift in the gender balance on the Executive (Board) of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC).

The beautiful Sochi ski cross course at the official test event for the 2014 Winter Games.

SOCHI 2014: Russia has started to stockpile hundreds of thousands of cubic metres of snow to ensure the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi is not hit by unpredictable weather conditions.

How to do a Front 5!

BLOG: My 2013 winter has definitely been an eventful one on and off the snowboard. I have been based in Breckenridge, Colorado USA since November 26th training with my Coach Jarrod Wouters. I have been spending my summers in Breckenridge since I was 14.

Snowboard and Freestyle Center in Rosa Khutor near the Black Sea resort of Sochi.

BLOG: Last month I was in Russia for the Olympic test event. Things didn’t go as well as I hoped, finishing in 8th place in finals. My riding was feeling really good but I just couldn’t put a run down when it counted.

Scenic Sochi! Checking out the 2014 Olympic city during the 2013 test event.

BLOG: I have made a big step forward in my racing career since I competed at the Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria in January 2012.

LUGE: A car crash ended the London Olympics Games prospects for gymnast Ashley Cooney, but it couldn’t stop her determination to be an Olympian.

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.

IOC: Olympic leaders will meet on May 21 to discuss the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) role in fighting performance-enhancing drugs and ways to combat illegal betting and match-fixing.