Mogul skier Britt Cox and snowboarder Scotty James were named the Australian Snow Sports Athletes of the Year Award at the 2017 Ski and Snowboard Awards in Melbourne on 28th April 2017.
Cox, 22, is Australia’s first female mogul skiing World Champion, winning the title at the FIS Freestyle Ski World Championships in Sierra Nevada (ESP), after claiming the World Cup series crystal globe for moguls with seven wins and two third places in the season.
James, 22, is Australia’s first back-to-back snowboard halfpipe World Champion, current World Cup series crystal globe holder, Winter X Games gold medallist and Burton US Open silver medallist, trailing only to American snowboarding legend Shaun White.
Meanwhile, aerial skier and member of the FIS Athletes’ Commission, Lydia Lassila took home the Outstanding Achievement Award having returned from a two-season break after having her second child to claim three World Cup victories.
The Junior Athlete of the Year was awarded to snowboard cross rider Adam Lambert, 19, who won the men’s overall Europa Cup title. Big Air and slopestyle dual Junior World Champion Tess Coady took the Award for Rising Star.
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PyeongChang 2018 launches art contest
On 2nd May 2017, the PyeongChang Organising Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) along with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism launched an art poster contest.
Contestants should submit their application from 24th-31st July with winners being announced in September 2017.
The 10 winning designs for each Games will be displayed in various museums and art galleries such as the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and Gangneung Art Center. The winning artists will each receive ten million Korean Won and have their work archived by the IOC.
The main themes and criteria are:
- To reflect the values, ideals and vision of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games
- To reflect the regional characteristics of Korea and PyeongChang
- To express a festival of unity, communication and joy
For more information on rules and submission guidelines, click here.