Great Britain set record medal target for Winter Olympics at Pyeongchang 2018

Posted January 14, 2018

In a meeting with Lee Hee-beom, head of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics organizing committee, the commander said the military won't spare support for the first Olympics to be staged in South Korea in three decades.

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Short-track speed-skating has been given a target of one to two medals, based on the talents of Christie.

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UK Sport director of performance Chelsea Warr said: "One of the unique aspects of winter sport is its unpredictability". However, this is a particularly stretching target given the high risks, low margins for error across a range of events we have medal opportunities in, and in some events more unpredictable outdoor terrains that our athletes will need to skilfully navigate. Meanwhile the women's curling team led by Eve Muirhead won bronze at the 2017 World Championships are also seen as a good bet for a medal.

Team GB says the 30-year-old Tasker will have further assessments over the coming days and will not compete in Pyeongchang, South Korea, next month on medical advice.

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UK Sport chair Katherine Grainger recognised at a presentation on Tuesday that Britain, second in the medal table at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics with 27 golds, was not known as a winter nation.