Team GB targeting best-ever medal haul

Tricia Pearson
January 14, 2018

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The British team equalled its 1924 record haul of four medals at the 2008 Winter Olympics in Sochi, although that could rise to five because of the Russian doping scandal potentially adding a further bronze medal from the four-man bobsleigh team.

UK Sport director of performance Chelsea Warr said: "One of the unique aspects of winter sport is its unpredictability".

Short-track speed-skating has been given a target of one to two medals, based on the talents of Christie. She and team-mate Laura Deas have been given a minimum target of a top-eight finish.

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For March's Winter Paralympics, UK Sport has set a target of at least seven medals, and a range of six to 12 medals.

"I'm gutted not to be able to conclude the four-year cycle by going to the Olympics but I'm very grateful that I'm still fit and healthy", Tasker, who, who was due to compete in his second Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, said in a statement.

And in the event that you want to look like a victor - without going through the whole hassle of training, traveling and actually competing - you're in luck; consumer versions of the Team USA Medal Stand Collection will be available starting January 15 at and select retailers.

Meanwhile, the Olympic facilities in PyeongChang are already waiting for the athletes. It is a reflection of the growth we have seen across many of our winter sports that they have medal potential on the world stage and that Great Britain is a now viewed as a credible winter nation.

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