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Lindsey Vonn speaks to athletes at the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck on January 19, 2012.

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

Harry Gordon (C) poses with AOC President John Coates (L) and Australian Olympian Herb Elliott (R) during the Launch of 'From Athens With Pride' by Harry Gordon at Museum of Contemporary Art on May 9, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

AOC: Australian athletes and administrators have played a pivotal role in the Olympic Movement for 120 years.

John Farrow of Australia waves to the crowd after his run during the Men's Skeleton on Day 8 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Sliding Center Sanki on February 15, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

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.

Michelle Steele competes in the women's Skeleton at the Sanki Sliding Centre in Sochi.

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.

Ian Chesterman, Chef de Mission, with Australian alpine skier Dominic Demschar during the men's Giant Slalom event at Sochi 2014.

TEAM: Firstly, I must congratulate our hosts, Russia, for staging a remarkable Olympic Games.

John Farrow of Australia waves to the crowd after his run during the Men's Skeleton on Day 8 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Sliding Center Sanki on February 15, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

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.

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 14: Michelle Steele competes a run during the Women's Skeleton on Day 7 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Sliding Center Sanki.

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.

John Farrow prepares to start a run during the Men's Skeleton heats on Day 7 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Sliding Center Sanki on February 14, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

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.

Russ Henshaw during the men's Ski Slopestyle final at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games on February 13, 2014.

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.

Michelle Steele competes in the women's Skeleton at the Sanki Sliding Centre in Sochi.

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.

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