Great Britain's select biggest Winter Olympics team ever for Pyeongchang

Great Britain's select biggest Winter Olympics team ever for Pyeongchang
Great Britain's select biggest Winter Olympics team ever for Pyeongchang
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30 January, 2018

Final IOC decision allows 169 Russians to compete in PyeongChang days before Olympics The International Olympic Committee has said 169 Russian athletes have satisfied its criteria and will be allowed to compete in the upcoming Winter Games in PyeongChang under a neutral flag.

5 banned Russian Federation over "systematic manipulation" of the anti-doping system at the 2014 Sochi Games, but left the door open to athletes with no history of doping to compete as "Olympic Athletes from Russia".

Team GB, who had a total of 56 athletes in Sochi, will be hoping to surpass the best-ever return of four medals - achieved in Chamonix in 1924 and four years ago in Sochi - for the Games which run from February 9-25.

Muirhead herself is a four-time junior World Champion and won the European Curling Championships in 2011.

Most Olympic medals: Shani Davis (speed skating) with four (two golds, two silvers).

At 18 she became the first British woman to win a World Cup ski slopestyle event when she triumphed in Silvaplana, Switzerland, last March.

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The PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games Limited Edition will include the bold new features of the Galaxy Note8, such as the innovative bezel-less 6.3-inch Infinity Displaythat fits comfortably in one hand, enhanced S Penfor efficient productivity, and Samsung'sbest-in-class Dual Camera.

Years of training and endless hours in the gym mean these women have hit peak human fitness, which pays dividends for them as athletes, and us, the spectators.

Andrew Cullis, Toyota GB marketing director said: "We're really excited to be partnering with the Ambition Programme".

Shiva Keshavan, who is India's winter sports icon, having represented the country in five previous Winter Games so far, is set to make it to yet another Winter Olympics to participate in luge.

Canada is expected to have the second-largest delegation in South Korea with between 220 and 230 athletes.

Russia, who hosted the Winter Olympics in Sochi in 2014, has officially been banned from the Olympics after following a scandal involving a state-sponsored doping effort.


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