While the weather may be heating up, two of Australia’s leading young cross country skiers are not letting the change of seasons interrupt their aspirations for success at the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG).
CROSS COUNTRY: Liam Burton and Lilly Boland are likely to have their youth Olympic dream realised after posting strong results at both the 2015 Australian Open and Junior Championships for Cross Country Skiing.
World Championship gold medals have secured aerial skier Laura Peel and snowboarder Scotty James the joint title of Australia’s Snowsports Athlete of the Year.
The IOC has welcomed the Candidature Files of Almaty (Kazakhstan) and Beijing (China), the two cities bidding to host the 2022 Olympic Winter Games.
CROSS COUNTRY: Australian cross country skier Aimee Watson has pulled off a performance her nation should be extremely proud of, after pushing herself to the limit to finish the gruelling 30km Mass Start Free.
CROSS COUNTRY: Norway's cross country skiing superstar Marit Bjoergen has taken her country to victory in the women's team sprint race, the fifth Olympic gold of her career.
CROSS COUNTRY: Aussies Phil Bellingham and Callum Watson have capped off their debut Olympic Games with a 12th place finish in their semi-final of the Cross Country Team Sprint.