Team GB given target of winning five medals at 2018 Winter Olympics

Cheryl Sanders
January 13, 2018

The organising committee for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games said Tuesday it opened the main media working space in PyeongChang, where journalists around the globe will deliver real-time updates of the event to global audiences, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.

His North Korean counterpart, Ri Son Gwon, read a joint statement in which the two Koreas agreed to "actively co-operate" in the Pyeongchang Olympics to "enhance the prestige of the Korean people".

The funding agency which distributes money to elite Olympic and Paralympic sport, is seeking at least five medals, with a range of four to ten medals, in South Korea.

Britain is not renowned as a winter sports nation.

"I'm gutted not to be able to conclude the four-year cycle by going to the Olympics but I'm very grateful that I'm still fit and healthy", said Tasker, who was part of the GB 4-man team that is line for a potential retrospective bronze medal from the last Games in Sochi in 2014.

Lizzy Yarnold was Britain's sole gold medal victor in Russian Federation four years ago, while David Murdoch's men's curling team won a silver and Eve Muirhead's women's team claimed bronze - the fourth medal was a bronze from Jenny Jones in the women's slopestyle snowboarding competition.

MPC2 is the press conference room with 500 seats, where the International Olympic Committee will host press briefings.

Yarnold has struggled for form this season.

Short-track speedskating star Elise Christie and her team-mates have been given a target of one-to-two medals.

Figure skating, where Britain once hailed Olympic champions in Robin Cousins, John Curry, Jayne Torville and Christopher Dean, was also seen as an outside chance for a first medal since 1994 through Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland.

Christie was disqualified three times in Sochi, but has since won numerous World Championship medals, including two golds in 2017.

The medal target announcement was made at the Korean Cultural Centre UK in central London.

The American broadcasting company says that it will be streaming 50 hours of VR coverage from a variety of games straight from Pyeong Chang, South Korea next month.

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