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First Aussies set to compete: Day 1 preview

First Aussies set to compete: Day 1 preview

13 February 2016

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.

Biathletes get acquainted with Birkebeineren course

Biathletes get acquainted with Birkebeineren course

12 February 2016

With their competition just days away two of Australia’s brightest young biathlon prospects have taken to the Lillehammer snow.

Emily Arthur announced as flag bearer for Youth Olympic Team

Emily Arthur announced as flag bearer for Youth Olympic Team

12 February 2016

Snowboarder Emily Arthur has been selected to carry the Australian flag at the Opening Ceremony of the second Winter Youth Olympic Games.

Final Aussies arrive in Lillehammer 2016 Village

Final Aussies arrive in Lillehammer 2016 Village

11 February 2016

The Australian team is now complete with the final three athletes joining the fourteen Aussies already living it up in the Lillehammer 2016 Village.

Alpine speedsters get first taste of the Lillehammer slopes

Alpine speedsters get first taste of the Lillehammer slopes

11 February 2016

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.

Planes, trains and ferries bring Youth Team to Lillehammer

Planes, trains and ferries bring Youth Team to Lillehammer

10 February 2016

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.

Hockey players love first session on Olympic ice

Hockey players love first session on Olympic ice

10 February 2016

Australia’s two young ice hockey players Madison Poole and Jake Riley had their first training session at the Lillehammer Olympic Park.

No time wasted as Aussies hit Lillehammer slopes

No time wasted as Aussies hit Lillehammer slopes

9 February 2016

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.

First athletes arrive for Youth Olympics

First athletes arrive for Youth Olympics

9 February 2016

TEAM: The first Australian athletes have arrived at the Youth Olympic Village in Lillehammer, as the hours tick down until the spectacular Opening Ceremony

Aussies finalise preparations ahead of Lillehammer

Aussies finalise preparations ahead of Lillehammer

7 February 2016

A host of Lillehammer 2016 bound Aussie athletes have finalised their Youth Olympic Winter Games preparations around the globe over the weekend.

One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018

Australian Indigenous Olympians recognised for Olympic Day

Did you know?

Germany’s Christa Luding-Rothenburger is the only athlete to ever win medals in both Winter and Summer Games in the same year. Among other medals, she won skating silver in the 500m (Calgary 1988) and cycling silver in the match sprint (Seoul 1988).

Did you know?

Chantelle and Robert Newbery became the first husband and wife to win medals at the same Olympic Games in Athens 2004. Clayton and Lucinda Fredericks (equestrian) also achieved this feat at the 2008 Beijing Games.