A few visits to the gym or a short jog around the block in the week before departure isn't enough preparation.
The Nazi atomic effort relied on work done in this remote lab.
Feb. 28 marks the 75th anniversary of Operation Gunnerside. A stealthy group of skiing commandos took out a crucial Nazi facility and stopped Hitler from getting the atomic bomb.
Chamonix used the Winter Games to cement its reputation as a ski destination.
What's in a name? Chamonix-Mont-Blanc was quick to harness the first Winter Olympics for its economic potential.
What makes the mogul discipline distinctive is that it is both a judged event and a timed event.
Matt Graham’s silver medal in mogul skiing is the third time an Australian has won a medal in the event at a Winter Olympics.
What’s inside Olympians’ skis?
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Highly engineered composite materials let skis ride smoothly, carve neatly and turn quickly – for top athletes and regular consumers alike.
Conditioning for the cold.
Techniques and technology can help athletes perform at their best even in freezing temperatures.
Flirting with danger with each trick, freeskiers and snowboarders must learn to manage the emotions of such a daredevil sport.
Alpine skiing at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway.
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The long winter Olympic journey from Chamonix in 1924 to PyeongChang in 2018.
Australian gold medalist Torah Bright in action during the Women’s Halfpipe Snowboard competition in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games.
Snowboarding and freeskiing are relatively new to the Winter Olympics, coming from highly-skilled amateur backgrounds. Their athletes are often risk-taking individualists, at home on social media.
Australia’s mountains may be small but each year they deliver enough snow for winter sports.
Australia's snow season is notoriously fickle - so what determines whether we'll get a good fall?
Striking fear into the hearts of snow sports enthusiasts.
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Decent snowfall arrived later than ever this season.
Sunrise over Queenstown in New Zealand in July 2012. This year’s ski season is just beginning in Australia and New Zealand.
Australia’s ski season is finally getting underway, with the first resort, Perisher, opening its ski lifts after some weekend snow fall. But snow lovers are still watching and waiting for good falls elsewhere…
That’ll be 42 broken bones and still skiiing.
The nature of competitive sport involves athletes putting themselves in high-pressure situations in which they are being constantly appraised, and Sochi is no different. So it is unsurprising that the…
Australian skier Katya Cremer (right) flies through the air in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.
Some of the most exciting moments in the Sochi Winter Olympics will be in racing events such as ski and snowboard cross and short track speed skating. While it may seem obvious that vision plays a big…
This old thing? Just found it lying around in the shed.
The British terrain and climate are not really designed for winter sports – there are few mountains suitable for skiing and our winters simply aren’t cold enough. Yet Team GB will be taking a 56-strong…