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
AOC: Australian athletes and administrators have played a pivotal role in the Olympic Movement for 120 years.
SKELETON: As the sun set on the Sochi Games, there were two things on John Farrow’s mind – winning gold in four years’ time and helping others along the way.
SKELETON: Australia’s Skeleton team at the Sochi 2014 Olympics showed they can match it with the world’s best sliders, with consistent top 20 finishes.
TEAM: Firstly, I must congratulate our hosts, Russia, for staging a remarkable Olympic Games.
SKELETON: John Farrow has put down his fastest time at the Sanki Sliding Centre in the fourth and final run, to finish in 17th place on Olympic debut.
It was a night of consistency for Australia’s two women Skeleton competitors, Michelle Steele and Lucy Chaffer, in their last two runs at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on Friday.
SKELETON: To the rest of the world, the sport of Skeleton looks about as relaxing as sleeping on a bed of nails, but you would be hard pushed to find a more relaxed and humbler athlete than Australia’s sole male representative in the sport in Sochi, John Farrow.
BLOG: Russ Henshaw went for broke on the same Slopestyle course where Anna Segal finished 4th, and Australians flew in Skeleton, Cross Country, Biathlon & Figure Skating. To cap a huge day for Australia, Torah Bright received the medal she had won 24 hours earlier at a ceremony in Olympic Park.
SKELETON: Relaxing while hurtling down the track at 130 km/h is the key to consistency for Australian Michelle Steele, with the completion of Run 1 and 2 in the women’s Skeleton.