Listed below are 5 of our best chances of a medals this year’s games and the times you catch them on the TV.
John Jackson – Bobsleigh
When to catch him: Sunday 23rd of February on BBC2 from 13:30.
David Murdoch – Curling
When to catch him: BBC2 on Friday the 21st of February.
Shelley Rudman – Skeleton
When to catch her: Friday 14th February on BBC2 at 17:10
Billy Morgan – Snowboarding
When to catch him: The slopestyle world final will be held on Saturday 8th February on BBC2 from 08:45
Elise Christie – Short Track Speed Skating
When to catch her: Friday 21st February on BBC2 from 18:00.
Some interesting facts about the Winter Olympics:
- Norway has won the most medals (303)
- The first Winter Olympic Games were held in Chamonix, France in 1924
- 4 athletes have died taking part in the Winter Olympics – all in practice
- In 1988, Britain’s ‘Eddie The Eagle’ was dubbed ‘the world’s worst ski jumper’ after finishing last in every event
- Also in 1988, the Jamaican bobsleigh team were hailed as heroes for reaching the final, and subsequently inspired the hit Disney movie Cool Runnings
- Walt Disney was in charge of both the opening and closing ceremonies in 1960
- Ironically, there was too much snow at the 1998 games in Nagano, and consequently proceedings were disrupted
- Sochi, this year’s host city, is the warmest city to ever host the games
- Brazil, Thailand and Kenya are the 3 most unlikely nations to be competing at this year’s games
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