SOCHI 2014: Sochi's $US50 billion Olympics have closed with bold praise and Russia supreme on top of the medals table.
With 16 days of sport and 60 awesome Australian athletes in action, the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games have been action-packed. Read back on how the Aussies fared and who won the medals in every event on the program.
SOCHI 2014: Host nation Russia has given its adoring fans even more to cheer about, winning four medals on the final day of the Olympics to seal top spot on the medal tally.
The past 16 days have whizzed past in a green and gold blur. I've had the time of my life jumping around cheering on the Aussies in Sochi! I'm about to head back to Australia, but before I do here are a few of my Games highlights!
BLOG: The past 16 days have whizzed past in a green and gold blur. I've had the time of my life jumping around cheering on the Aussies in Sochi! I'm about to head back to Australia, but before I do here are a few of my Games highlights!
SOCHI: IOC president Thomas Bach has hailed the Sochi Games as "great", saying the response from the athletes was overwhelmingly positive.
ALPINE SKIING: Teenager Greta Small flew the flag for Australia in every event on the women’s Alpine program at Sochi 2014.
LUGE: The Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games saw an Australian male compete in Luge for the first time in 20 years. Townsville teenager Alex Ferlazzo put in a solid performance to finish the singles 33rd out of 39 athletes.
SNOWBOARD – HALFPIPE: Not even next-to-no preparation for her signature event, Snowboard Halfpipe, could keep Torah Bright off the podium, such is her amazing talent.
SHORT TRACK: Australia was represented by two young, talented athletes in the Sochi 2014 Short Track Speed Skating competition in Deanna Lockett and Pierre Boda.
FREESTYLE – SKI HALFPIPE: Australia was represented by Amy Sheehan and Davina Williams in Ski Halfpipe at the Sochi Olympic Winter Games.
SKI JUMPING: Germany's Carina Vogt wrote herself into the history books by winning the sport's first women's Olympic gold medal, but Ski Jumping at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games belonged to Kamil Stoch of Poland.
NORDIC COMBINED: Germany's Eric Frenzel won the Olympic gold medal that everyone had predicted but Norway claimed Nordic Combined honours at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games by winning two of the three gold medals.
Biathlon: Aussie young guns Alex Almoukov and Lucy Glanville have their eyes on PyeongChang 2018 and beyond after a successful Sochi Games.
CURLING: Canada created history in Sochi when it became the first nation to win both men’s and women’s Curling events in the same Olympics.
FREESTYLE – MOGULS: The Australian Mogul skiing pedestal that was once solely occupied by the great Dale Begg-Smith has been enlarged to accommodate two rising stars who showed the world in Sochi that big things could be fast approaching.
SNOWBOARD SLOPESTYLE: A new Olympic event for the Sochi 2014 Games, Snowboard Slopestyle was a huge hit with the athletes and the fans.