Thursday, 24 May, 2018

Biggest ever Team GB Winter Olympics squad leaves for Pyeongchang

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| 29 January, 2018, 11:37

"I honestly don't put much pressure on myself going into the Games but I have one thing on my mind and that's getting on the podium", said Hill, who was eighth in snowboardcross in Sochi, Russia in 2014.

Alongside Dave Ryding, Charlie Guest and Laurie Taylor, Tilley will compete in the Alpine Team event which is making its debut at the Winter Olympics.

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"At the moment, together with the national and worldwide federations, an application of OAR (Olympic Athletes from Russia) athletes was approved (for) 169 athletes".

Russian Federation may have been banned from the Winter Olympics but they are still going to have one of the largest groups of athletes at the games.

With less than one month until the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 Opening Ceremony, Visa's (NYSE: V) roster of Team Visa athletes took the lead in launching the brand's full-length 60-second global advertising campaign, "Resetting Finish Lines", across their personal social media accounts.


"This independent panel which put together the invitation list, the final invitation list, gives us the highest confidence that there will be only clean Russian athletes (in Pyeongchang)", Bach said.

Russian Olympic Committee vice-president Stanislav Pozdnyakov said on Thursday: "At the moment, together with the national and global federations, an application of OAR athletes was approved for 169 athletes".

"Those 169 people are those who will defend our country's honor at the Pyeongchang Olympic Games".

Notable absentees include six-time short-track speedskating gold medalist Viktor Ahn and cross-country skiing world champion Sergei Ustyugov, as well as five hockey players, a figure skater, an ice dancer and several speedskaters, the Associated Press reported.

The IOC admitted 169 Russian athletes to the Games. Head to the Pomeroy Sport Centre on February 2 to watch the top junior speed skaters in Canada.

"You can never predict how the results will fall but I am certain we're going to South Korea with opportunities to deliver more world-class performances than a British ski and snowboard team ever have at an Olympic Games". Most recently, it was the 2016 Summer Olympics, where I participated in debates about Simone Biles' place in the best gymnast of all time discussion.

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