Australian alpine skier Greta Small got her Winter Youth Olympic Games off to a great start placing seventh in the Super G at Patscherkofel, overlooking Innsbruck.
After just a couple of months in the sport, Jindabyne’s Thomas Waddell has today qualified for the Winter Youth Olympic final in the men’s ski halfpipe.
Months of hard work from the athletes and Games organisers alike, came to a head tonight when the Innsbruck 2012 Winter Youth Olympics officially opened with a fantastic snow-capped ceremony.
Four Australians are in action on day one of competition at the Winter Youth Olympic Games. Alpine racer Greta Small will lead the Australian charge after carrying the flag in the Opening Ceremony.
Fox Sports viewers can follow the young Aussies as they compete against the world’s best with coverage across all 10 days of competition beginning this Friday. Fox Sports will provide a daily one hour highlights package shown both morning and night capturing all the action from Innsbruck.
After a week of extreme snow that saw the freestyle skiing and snowboarding venue of Kühtai closed completely, it opened for training today in perfect conditions ahead of this weekend’s Youth Olympic competition.
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Australia and Greece are the only two countries to have competed in every edition of the Modern Olympic Games.
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