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Chef de Mission Mike Hay of Great Britain speaks during a Team GB press conference ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on February 6, 2014
Mike Hay named Team GB chef de mission for Pyeongchang 2018
The British Olympic Association announces that Mike Hay will be Team GB's chef de mission for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
Sep 23, 12:07
A general view of the IOC Anti-Doping Laboratory based at the Richmond Olympic Oval on February 9, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada
Russian deputy sports minister suspended over doping allegations
Russian sports minister Yurfy Nagornykh is suspended until after a full investigation into alleged state-sponsored doping among Russian athletes is conducted.
Jul 19, 10:01
Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting with upcoming Olympic games' volunteers in Sochi on January 17, 2014
Russian president Vladimir Putin: 'Olympics on brink of split over doping accusations'
President Vladimir Putin says that the Olympics could be on the "brink of a split" following allegations of Russia's 'state-sponsored doping'.
Jul 18, 18:42
General view of the Olympic rings in Sochi on February 5, 2014.
IOC willing to take 'tough sanctions' following Russian doping report
The International Olympic Committee says that it will take the "toughest sanctions available" after Russia were accused of 'state-sponsored doping'.
Jul 18, 16:42
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Russia operated 'state-sponsored doping programme' at 2014 Winter Olympics
An investigation commissioned by WADA says that Russia operated a 'state-sponsored doping programme' at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Jul 18, 15:00
Great Britain's Elise Christie is pictured before she competes in the Women's Short Track 1500 m Heats at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 15, 2014
Elise Christie wins 500m gold at Toronto World Cup
Great Britain's Elise Christie wins 500m gold in the short track speed skating at the Toronto World Cup in Canada.
Nov 8, 22:41
Gold medalist Lizzy Yarnold of Great Britain celebrates on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women's Skelton on day 8 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on February 15, 2014
Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold takes year out from skeleton
Great Britain's Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold decides to skip the upcoming World Cup campaign so that she can "refresh" and "come back even more motivated".
Sep 17, 13:47
Mark Lewis-Francis wins his 100m Heat during day one of the Sainsbury's British Championships, British Athletics World Trials and UK & England Championships at Alexander Palace on July 12, 2013 in Birmingham, England.
Mark Lewis-Francis aiming to compete at both summer and winter Olympics
British sprinter Mark Lewis-Francis reveals that he will make a bid to represent his country in the bobsleigh at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Sep 17, 10:57
Kristan Bromley of Great Britain in action during a Men's Skeleton training session on Day 3 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Sanki Sliding Center on February 10, 2014
Kristan Bromley announces retirement
Former world champion Kristan Bromley announces that he is retiring from the skeleton after two decades in the sport.
Sep 15, 21:14
James Woods of Great Britain trains during Ski Slopestyle practice at the Extreme Park at Rosa Khutor Mountain ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on February 5, 2014
James Woods wins first World Cup slopestyle title of season
British freestyle skier James Woods wins the first World Cup slopestyle title of the 2015-16 season in Cardrona, New Zealand.
Aug 28, 12:29
Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. Alpine Ski Team takes the first run to set the pace on the EpicMix Racing Course at Golden Peak on November 8, 2013
Lindsey Vonn shares picture of broken ankle
American skier Lindsey Vonn shares a picture of her swollen and bruised ankle after fracturing the bone while training in New Zealand.
Aug 18, 16:45
Dancers reenact the Opening Ceremony ring failure during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014
Beijing to host 2022 Winter Olympics
Beijing is named as the host city of the 2022 Winter Olympics after beating Almaty in a vote.
Jul 31, 11:04
Jamie Nicholls of Great Britain competes in the Men's Slopestyle Qualification during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 6, 2014
New Olympic 'big air' event to feature at World Cup in London
The 'big air' event will feature at the Snowboard World Cup in London this November for the first time since being added to the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Jul 29, 09:50
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach chats with former musician Vanessa-Mae, who will compete for Thailand as Alpine skier Vanessa Vanakorn before the IOC Presidents Gala Dinner on February 6, 2014
Vanessa-Mae happy to have four-year ban overturned
Thailand skier Vanessa-Mae hits out at the International Skiing Federation after her four-year ban for fixing was overturned.
Jun 22, 09:58
David Murdoch of Great Britain looks on during the Curling Men's Round Robin match between Great Britain and Norway on day 9 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Ice Cube Curling Center on February 16, 2014
Four events added to 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea
Four events, including mixed curling and 'big air', are added to the 2018 Winter Olympics calendar.
Jun 9, 09:43
British former ski jumper Michael Edwards, known as Eddie 'The Eagle' reacts after jumping for fun during the Four-Hills-Tournament (Vierschanzentournee) in Oberstdorf, southern Germany on December 29, 2013
Eddie 'the Eagle' Edwards warns that film about his life is mainly untrue
Eddie 'the Eagle' Edwards warns that a film about his 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics heroics will only be '10 to 15% accurate'.
Jun 6, 16:56
Paula Walker takes a practice run during a training session in the two-woman bobsleigh on February 15, 2014
Paula Walker announces bobsleigh retirement
British Olympian Paula Walker announces her retirement from bobsleigh at the age of 29.
May 8, 10:59
Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. Alpine Ski Team takes the first run to set the pace on the EpicMix Racing Course at Golden Peak on November 8, 2013
US skier Lindsey Vonn 'to be named Pyeongchang 2018 ambassador'
USA alpine skier Lindsey Vonn is reportedly due to be named as an honorary ambassador for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics.
May 5, 10:07
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Winter sport 'big air' recommended for Olympics inclusion
Winter sport 'big air' is recommended to the International Olympic Committee to join the list of events at the Winter Olympics.
Apr 13, 09:58
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Molly Summerhayes wins Freestyle Skiing World Junior halfpipe title
Molly Summerhayes has won the halfpipe title at the FIS Freestyle Junior World Championships.
Mar 30, 18:52
Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. Alpine Ski Team takes the first run to set the pace on the EpicMix Racing Course at Golden Peak on November 8, 2013
Lindsey Vonn hails "special" World Cup victory
Lindsey Vonn says that she has responded well to her critics, after winning the World Cup super-G title for the fifth time.
Mar 20, 17:39
Elise Christie of Great Britain reacts after the Short Track Speed Skating Ladies' 500 m Final on day 6 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 13, 2014
Elise Christie becomes first Brit to win two medals at World Short Track Speed Skating Champs
Elise Christie becomes the first Brit to win two medals at the World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Russia.
Mar 16, 09:37
Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. Alpine Ski Team takes the first run to set the pace on the EpicMix Racing Course at Golden Peak on November 8, 2013
Lindsey Vonn slams "dangerous" weather conditions at World Cup in Bulgaria
American skier Lindsey Vonn slams the "dangerous" weather conditions at the World Cup event in Bulgaria.
Mar 2, 09:20
Lizzy Yarnold of Great Britain waves after her run during the Women's Skeleton heats on Day 6 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Sliding Center Sanki on February 13, 2014
Lizzy Yarnold motivated ahead of world bid
Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold admits that it would be "an honour" if she could add a skeleton world championship gold to her list of achievements.
Feb 19, 12:46
Short track speed skater Elise Christie of Great Britain practices at the Iceberg Skating Palace on February 6, 2014
Elise Christie wins 1,000m event at Turkey World Cup meeting
British speed skater Elise Christie finishes the 1,000m World Cup competition in second place after victory in Turkey.
Feb 14, 17:55
Lizzy Yarnold of Great Britain waves after her run during the Women's Skeleton heats on Day 6 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Sliding Center Sanki on February 13, 2014
Lizzy Yarnold wins third World Cup gold of the season
Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold wins her third gold of the World Cup and is now third in the overall rankings.
Feb 7, 14:39
Elise Christie of Great Britain reacts after the Short Track Speed Skating Ladies' 500 m Final on day 6 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 13, 2014
GB's Elise Christie becomes European Short Track Speed Skating champion
Great Britain's Elise Christie becomes the European Short Track Speed Skating champion in Dordrecht.
Jan 26, 09:46
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Duncan Gibb named Team GB flagbearer at EYOF opening ceremony
Junior British cross country ski champion Duncan Gibb is chosen to carry the flag for Great Britain at tonight's EYOF opening ceremony.
Jan 25, 18:50
Great Britain's Elise Christie is pictured before she competes in the Women's Short Track 1500 m Heats at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 15, 2014
Elise Christie wins European gold in 500m and 1500m
Elise Christie is victorious in the 500m and 1,500m at the Short Track Speed Skating European Championships.
Jan 24, 14:33
Laura Deas of the Team GB Skeleton Team poses for a portrait on October 15, 2013
Laura Deas wins bronze at Skeleton World Cup
Laura Deas wins her second medal of the Skeleton World Cup with a bronze in St Moritz.
Jan 23, 16:42
Great Britain's Elise Christie is pictured before she competes in the Women's Short Track 1500 m Heats at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 15, 2014
Elise Christie aiming for perfection
Great Britian's Elise Christie admits that she is hoping to hone her craft to become the "perfect speed skater" in the future.
Jan 22, 17:59
Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. Alpine Ski Team takes the first run to set the pace on the EpicMix Racing Course at Golden Peak on November 8, 2013
American skier Lindsey Vonn breaks record with 63rd World Cup victory
American skier Lindsey Vonn sets a new World Cup record by claiming her 63rd triumph in Italy.
Jan 20, 09:30
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Eleven-year-old Will Gilmore tipped to become 'future GB Olympian'
Eleven-year-old snowboarder Will Gilmore is tipped to become a "future Olympian" for Great Britain by his coach.
Jan 19, 10:16
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British luge team aim to "unlock" potential with vital funding
British Luge performance director Tor Gullan believes that the team can prove their ability on the world stage if they receive the necessary funding.
Jan 13, 10:16
Great Britain's bronze medalist Jenny Jones waving to the crowd on the podium during the Women's Snowboard Slopestyle Medal Ceremony at the Sochi medals plaza during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 9, 2014
Jenny Jones to miss Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships
Olympic bronze medallist Jenny Jones will not feature at the Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships in Austria later this month.
Jan 8, 15:53
Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. Alpine Ski Team takes the first run to set the pace on the EpicMix Racing Course at Golden Peak on November 8, 2013
Lindsey Vonn wins 61st World Cup downhill to close in on record
American alpine skier Lindsey Vonn claims her 61st World Cup downhill triumph to close in on Annemarie Moser-Proll's all-time record.
Dec 22, 15:30
Great Britain's Elise Christie is pictured before she competes in the Women's Short Track 1500 m Heats at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 15, 2014
Stuart Horsepool "impressed" by Elise Christie's medal-winning performance
Stuart Horsepool believes that Elise Christie's double-medal winning showing in Seoul this week was down to her increased confidence levels.
Dec 22, 15:15
Elizabeth Yarnold of Great Britain makes a practice skeleton run ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Sanki Sliding Center on February 5, 2014
Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold withdraws from World Cup event
Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold pulls out of the World Cup event in Calgary after suffering dizziness.
Dec 16, 09:30
Andrew Musgrave of Great Britain competes in Qualification of the Men's Sprint Fee during day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on February 11, 2014
Andrew Musgrave secures best-ever result for Britain in World Cup
Great Britain's Andrew Musgrave comes 13th at the World Cup, which is the nation's best-ever finish in cross-country skiing.
Dec 9, 10:13
Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. Alpine Ski Team takes the first run to set the pace on the EpicMix Racing Course at Golden Peak on November 8, 2013
Lindsey Vonn leads USA to historic finish in Lake Louise World Cup
Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn marks her return to the World Cup by leading the USA to an historic one-two-three finish in Lake Louise.
Dec 8, 10:04