Australian athletes will get their first opportunity to compete at the Asian Winter Games after being invited to the 2017 event to be held in Sapporo, Japan in February.
LUGE: Australian luge racer Beth Slade produced a personal best performance and two clean runs at the Lillehammer 2016 Youth Olympic Games.
Nine Aussies will feature across six disciplines on Monday with the team looking to carry forward the momentum from the weekend with more strong performances.
A host of Lillehammer 2016 bound Aussie athletes have finalised their Youth Olympic Winter Games preparations around the globe over the weekend.
Selections have been finalised for the 2016 Australian Youth Olympic Team with 17 athletes from eight disciplines set to compete in the winter wonderland of Lillehammer, Norway from 5-21 February.
Trying a winter Olympic sport that you can’t train for in Australia and then nine months later securing selection for the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games is nothing short of remarkable.
Beth Slade is Australia’s newest athlete to the extreme sliding sport of Luge and she is one event away from her dream of qualifying for the Winter Youth Olympic Games
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