The tough challenge of qualifying for the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in the extreme sliding sport of luge has got even harder for Australian rookie Beth Slade.
With 500 days to go until the second Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway, the IOC has announced Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn as an Ambassador for the Games
LUGE: The Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games saw an Australian male compete in Luge for the first time in 20 years. Townsville teenager Alex Ferlazzo put in a solid performance to finish the singles 33rd out of 39 athletes.
LUGE: The fast, unpredictable event of mixed relay will debut at the Sochi Olympics, with the German team hot favourite to continue to dominate the sport.
LUGE: Alex Ferlazzo has put down two more good runs at the Sanki Sliding Centre on Day 2, to finish his debut Olympic Luge campaign in style.
BLOG: It was Torah Time on Day 2 of the Games! Australia's defending Olympic Halfpipe Champion tried her hand at Snowboard Slopestyle & mixed it with the best. Meanwhile Callum Watson was happy about his finish in a thrilling Cross Country showdown & Alex Ferlazzo & Lucy Glanville showed their potential.
LUGE: After making the transition from surfing Queenslander to Olympic luger, Alex Ferlazzo was pleased with his opening two runs on Day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Olympics.