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The Winter Olympics

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Innsbruck 1964
Grenoble 1968
Innsbruck 1976
Lake Placid 1980
Sarajevo 1984
Calgary 1988
Albertville 1992
Salt Lake City 2002
Turin 2006
Vancouver 2010
Sochi 2014

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The Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics were first held at Chamonix (in the French Alps) in 1924.

They were held in the same year as the Summer Olympics until 1992.

The first city to hold a Winter Olympics in a different year from the Summer Olympics was Lillehammer (Norway) in 1994.

For more details, see The Olympics.

This page is mainly about all the medals that Great Britain has won at the Winter Olympics since 1964. (In the UK, we're not really interested in the Winter Olympics, or winter sports in general, unless we win something. Which doesn't happen all that often.)

Innsbruck 1964

GBR gold medallists in the 2–man bobsleigh Click to show or hide the answer
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Grenoble 1968

French winner of all three men's alpine skiing events (downhill, slalom, giant slalom) Click to show or hide the answer

Innsbruck 1976

The UK's figure skating gold medallist Click to show or hide the answer

Lake Placid 1980

The UK's figure skating gold medallist Click to show or hide the answer

Sarajevo 1984

The UK's ice dance gold medallists Click to show or hide the answer
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Skier Hanni Wenzel won the first ever Olympic gold medal for Click to show or hide the answer

Calgary 1988

The UK's first ever Olympic ski jumper – finished last (by some distance) in both the 70m and 90m events Click to show or hide the answer

Albertville 1992

US skater: won a silver medal, one month after being attacked with a police baton Click to show or hide the answer

Salt Lake City 2002

Scottish skier who finished third in the slalom, thus winning the UK's first ever Alpine skiing medal – but lost it after testing positive for a banned substance. He was cleared of the offence (he ingested it from a Vick's inhaler, unaware that the US version was different from the British) but the medal was not returned Click to show or hide the answer
Skip (captain) of the UK's gold medal winning women's curling team Click to show or hide the answer

Turin 2006

The UK's only medal – silver in the women's Skeleton Click to show or hide the answer

Vancouver 2010

Winner of the skeleton – the UK's first individual Winter Olympics gold since Robin Cousins in 1980 Click to show or hide the answer
Name of her sled Click to show or hide the answer

Sochi 2014

Winner of the skeleton Click to show or hide the answer
Won bronze in the women's slopestyle (snowboarding) – Great Britain's first ever Olympic medal on snow Click to show or hide the answer
Singapore–born British musician (with a Thai father), represented Thailand in the giant slalom (surname Vanakorn) Click to show or hide the answer

Great Britain also won silver in the men's curling and bronze in the women's curling, making this our most successful Winter Olympiad since the very first one, in 1924, when we also won four medals.

© Haydn Thompson 2017