Two Australians have featured in the Opening Ceremony of the Lillehammer Youth Olympic Games in Norway, the night before the first full day of competition where six Aussies are in action.
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.
Australia’s two young ice hockey players Madison Poole and Jake Riley had their first training session at the Lillehammer Olympic Park.
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.
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