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Winter Olympics: Jenny Jones - history-maker at Sochi 2014

13 January 2018

The XXIII Olympic Winter Games, or better known as the PyeongChang 2018, will be held in South Korea. As the Official Virtual Reality Experience Provider of the Olympic Games through 2024, the Intel True VR experience will be available in the USA via the forthcoming NBC* Sports VR app and globally through 10 worldwide partner RHBs.

British competitors claimed a record-equalling four medals at the Winter Olympics in Sochi four years ago, when Lizzy Yarnold starred with gold in the skeleton bob.

Also, following the decision of the International Olympic Committee, after the disqualification of Russian skiers, the bronze medal in the ski races at the 2014 Sochi Olympics will go to the Belarusian cross country skier Sergei Dolidovich.

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

"The best way to describe is this "Theatre of Jeopardy". It is high risk, it has high reward, it has high stakes in a very competitive arena.

Slalom racer Naoki Yuasa will make his third Olympic appearance after qualifying at the national championships last month. She and team-mate Laura Deas have been given a minimum target of a top-eight finish. In addition to the opening ceremony hockey, figure skating, ski jumping and snowboarding will also be covered.

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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.

The medal target announcement was made at the Korean Cultural Centre UK in central London. There will non-event coverage as well, such as tours of Olympic venues and of scenic areas in South Korea. During the 2010 Winter Olympics, in Vancouver, men's downhill skiing at Whistler was postponed because of poor weather conditions including heavy fog and temperatures above freezing.

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Winter Olympics: Jenny Jones - history-maker at Sochi 2014