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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.

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.

Joshua Dunkley-Smith, Joshua Booth, James Chapman and William Lockwood of Australia celebrate winning the men's Four Final during day 3 of the 2013 Samsung World Cup at Sydney International Rowing Centre on March 24, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

ROWING: Home waters proved a happy hunting ground for Australian rowers competing at the opening round of the Samsung World Cup at the Sydney International Regatta Centre in Penrith on Sunday.

Australian rowers prepare for the National Rowing Selection Trials at Penrith International Regatta Centre on March 27, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.

ROWING: Australian Men’s four win heat in first international racing of the new Olympiad - Sydney International Rowing Regatta- Day 3 Review.

Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates speaks at the Australian Olympic Committee 2012 Olympic Games team flag bearer announcement at the Stratford Westfield Southern Lounge on July 26, 2012 in London, England.

AOC: The President of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC), John Coates, fully supports the new governance standards announced today by Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Chair John Wylie.

Dani Samuels of NSWIS competes in the Discus during the Sydney Track Classic at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre on March 9, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

ATHLETICS: Dani Samuels (NSW) has thrown yet another IAAF World Championships A-Qualifier to win the women’s discus at the Go for 2&5 Perth Track Classic, as three of her Australian Flame teammates achieved B-Qualifiers and Greg Rutherford (GBR) won the much-anticipated men’s long jump.

Alex Pullin (AUS) and Mateusz Ligocki (POL) finished equal first in the first dead heat in history at the Snowboard Cross World Cup in Veysonnaz (SUI) on March 16, 2013.

SNOWBOARD CROSS: Dual snowboard cross World Champion Alex “Chumpy” Pullin turned silver into gold with a dramatic lunge on the finish line in Veysonnaz, Switzerland, today, to force the first dead-heat victory in World Cup history, providing the crowning accolade to Australia’s highest World Cup and World Championships medal tally in one season in more than 43 years of participation.

NSW Swim Championships

16 March 2013
2012 400m IM Australian Champion Thomas Fraser-Holmes

SWIMMING: Highlights of the 2013 NSW Swimming Championships held in Sydney.

Silver medallists (L-R) Emily Seebohm, Leisel Jones, Alicia Coutts and Melanie Schlanger of Australia pose on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women's 4x100m Meldey Relay Final on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on August 4, 2012 in London, England.

SWIMMING: More than half of the Australian Swim Team from London, including multiple medallists Alicia Coutts and Emily Seebohm will come together at the 2013 New South Wales State Open Championships this weekend, from Friday to Sunday at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre.

Australian rowers prepare for the National Rowing Selection Trials at Penrith International Regatta Centre on March 27, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.

ROWING: Entries for the first World Rowing Cup ever to be hosted in Australia have closed with more than 250 international athletes from 18 countries confirmed to race at the inaugural Sydney International Rowing Regatta next week.