Australia will return to Olympic competition in Lillehammer on Saturday for the first time since the historic 1994 Games when the sunburnt nation won its first Winter Olympic medal.
Snowboarder Emily Arthur has been selected to carry the Australian flag at the Opening Ceremony of the second Winter Youth Olympic Games.
The Australian team is now complete with the final three athletes joining the fourteen Aussies already living it up in the Lillehammer 2016 Village.
Louis Muhlen and Katie Parker hit the Lillehammer slopes for the first time today as they prepare for an action packed schedule over the next fortnight.
Australia’s finest winter athletes are still arriving in Norway ahead of the opening of the winter Youth Olympic Games at the end of the week.
Australia’s two young ice hockey players Madison Poole and Jake Riley had their first training session at the Lillehammer Olympic Park.
Liam Burton and Lilly Boland have wasted no time getting acquainted with the course they will look to tame at the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games.
TEAM: The first Australian athletes have arrived at the Youth Olympic Village in Lillehammer, as the hours tick down until the spectacular Opening Ceremony
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Colin Coates (Speed Skating) has attended 6 Winter Games: 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988.
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There are 5 Australian athletes with 2 medals each from the Winter Games: Steven Bradbury (Short Track Speed Skating), 1 gold, 1 bronze. Alisa Camplin (Freestyle Skiing - Aerials), 1 gold, 1 bronze. Dale Begg-Smith (Freestyle Skiing - Moguls), 1 gold, 1 silver. Torah Bright (Snowboard), 1 gold, 1 silver. Lydia Lassila (Freestyle-Skiing - Aerials), 1 gold, 1 bronze.