Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Britain's Paralympians look ahead to Winter Olympics

Britain's Paralympians look ahead to Winter Olympics Britain's Paralympians look ahead to Winter Olympics
Kristopher Love | 13 January, 2018, 06:04

Lee is set to partake in various promotional activities in and out of South Korea for the upcoming Winter Games. "We are enabling a truly immersive experience, where fans get closer to the action than ever before allowing them feel like they are sitting in the stands for a front and centre view of history being made". If not, we may get none.

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.

"There are still some very good skaters from Europe and North America".

"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". In other words, nothing is guaranteed.

"The team has had to overcome adversity already this season and I have no doubt that all of the athletes and their support team have the character and talent to perform at their best in Pyeongchang and do Bruce proud".

Fifty-three Chinese athletes have secured their tickets to Pyeongchang, while Sun expects another 15-20 to qualify over the next few weeks.

That has more than doubled to £32m over four years for Pyeongchang, but the sums involved contrast starkly with the £100m annual investment in summer Olympic sports. He was also part of the team that won the silver at the World Cup event in Lake Placid in 2013.

Sun said it will be very hard for China's athletes to outperform their Asian neighbors Japan and South Korea at these Games.

And UK Sport wants a return, but recognises the fine margins involved in disciplines like short-track speed-skating.

"In the four years since the Sochi Olympics ended, I've been practicing jumping with a feeling of regret", said Takanashi, who finished fourth in Sochi after being the favorite to win the sport's first women's Olympic gold.