One of the most anticipated events of the Games for the Australian Winter Youth Olympic Team was Chantelle Kerry’s figure skating long program. Kerry had chosen music from the film Alice in Wonderland and had been showing off the outfit her mum and grandmother made for her around the Youth Olympic Village. After watching an episode of The Big Bang Theory as part of her pre-performance ritual, 15-year-old Kerry was ready to take to the ice in Innsbruck.
Seventeen-year-old Alex Gibson has found a sport that he loves in cross country. And when you find something you love, you are not afraid to fight for it.
Seventeen-year-old Lucy Glanville from Sydney’s Blakehurst has realised her dream of representing Australia. The PLC Sydney Year 12 student has finished her first race at the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria. Glanville raced in the 5km classic cross country event in front of hundreds of vocal supporters at Innsbruck’s Seefeld Arena.
Sharnita Crompton has produced the outstanding performance for Australia at the Winter Youth Olympic Games on Day four, by qualifying fifth for the Ice Hockey Skills Challenge Final.
Just twenty-four hours after the race of his life, biathlete Lachlan Porter was back in action at the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria.
When Victorian Alexander Gibson launches into his first day of racing at the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Austria, the weather in his home suburb of Ivanhoe will touch on 35 degrees Celsius. Today at his last stint of training at Innsbruck’s Seefeld Arena, the frosty barometer read minus 21.
There are several new events at the Innsbruck Winter Youth Olympic Games that will be on the programme for Sochi 2014. And there are some variations on traditional events that will add another dimension to the exciting competition.
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Olympic medals must be at least 60 millimetres in diameter and at least three millimetres thick. The design of the medal is the responsibility of the host city's organising committee, with the approval of the IOC.