TEAM: The first Australian athletes have arrived at the Youth Olympic Village in Lillehammer, as the hours tick down until the spectacular Opening Ceremony
A host of Lillehammer 2016 bound Aussie athletes have finalised their Youth Olympic Winter Games preparations around the globe over the weekend.
In February 1994, Steffi Graf and Pete Sampras had just won the Australian Open titles, Alan Border was winding up as Australian cricket captain and Australia won its first winter Olympic medal.
Snowboard cross young gun Alex Dickson has completed his final competition before heading to the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games.
Lillehammer 2016 bound cross country skiers Liam Burton and Lilly Boland have warmed up for the Winter Youth Olympic Games at the Austrian Championships.
Darcie Morton continues her rapid rise up the ranks ahead of the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games after a number of strong performances at the Biathlon World Youth/Junior Championships in Romania.
It is crazy to think that now there is about a week until I head off to Lillehammer, Norway to pursue my biggest dream and largest success ever.
In approximately two weeks, the best young athletes in the world will receive their Youth Olympic Medals, designed by a 20-year-old Romanian designer, Ciprian Burzo.
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Did you know?
Alana Boyd (athletics – pole vault) made Australian Olympic history in Beijing, becoming the first Australian to join both parents as Olympians. This feat was emulated by Jess Fox (canoe/kayak - slalom) at the London 2012 Games.
Did you know?
American athlete Eddie Eagan is the only athlete to win gold at a summer and winter Olympics in Heavyweight Boxing (1920) and bobsleigh (1932).