Key numbers on the path to Pyeongchang

Key numbers on the path to Pyeongchang

With November 1 having marked 100 days to go until the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, we thought we’d take a closer look at some of the other key numbers on the path to Pyeongchang.

Here’s our breakdown of some of the standout figures from the past, present and future as we approach the pinnacle of our athletes’ sporting careers.

We start with bobsleigh and skeleton specific stats, before branching out to the wider numbers at the heart of Team GB’s hopes for their most successful ever Olympic Winter Games…

GB Bobsleigh & Skeleton

2 GB Bobsleigh and Skeleton stars aiming to back up a Youth Olympic medal with a senior one - Mica McNeill and Ashleigh Pittaway

runs (out of 4) in which John Jackson, Stuart Benson, Bruce Tasker and Joel Fearon were the second quickest sled at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi

days until the first race of the new Bobsleigh and Skeleton season - the ICC Skeleton in Whistler

athletes who have represented GB Bobsleigh at 4 Olympics - Malcolm ‘Gomer’ Lloyd, Mark Tout and Lenny Paul

consecutive Olympics in which GB Skeleton have won a medal

Bobsleigh athletes in the mix to represent Team GB at back-to-back Games

days until the opening World Cup race in Lake Placid

countries our athletes have trained in as a team since the final race of last season: Canada, England, France, Italy, Norway, South Korea, Switzerland and USA

days on which you can watch Bobsleigh or Skeleton action at the 2018 Olympics

11 hundredths of a second by which GB Bobsleigh missed a 4-man medal in 2014

14 athletes who represented Team GB in Bobsleigh or Skeleton at the 2014 Games


There were 4 British Skeleton sliders & 10 bobsledders in Sochi

15 minutes’ worth of competitive racing for the majority of our athletes prior to the Games, courtesy of…

competitive World Cup runs prior to Pyeongchang

corners on the South Korean Olympic track

athletes who have won Olympic medals for GB in Bobsleigh or Skeleton

years since GB Bobsleigh won Olympic bronze in Nagano

21 Olympics which have included a Bobsleigh competition - 1960 is the only one which hasn’t

days between the final World Cup Skeleton run of the season and the first of the Olympics

nations who competed in either Bobsleigh or Skeleton at the 2014 Games

days between the final World Cup Bobsleigh run of the season and the opening one in Pyeongchang

36 days until the World Cup competition heads to Europe - Winterberg on December 8

years since Tony Nash and Robin Dixon won Olympic Bobsleigh Gold for GB

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Amy Williams, Lizzy Yarnold, Robin Dixon & Tony Nash: our Olympic champs

54 years between Skeleton’s second Olympic outing (1948) and its third (2002)

years between the first Winter Olympics and the addition of Women’s Bobsleigh (1924-2002)

years since GB first won Olympic medals in both Bobsleigh and Skeleton

days since the final Bobsleigh and Skeleton race of last season

metres that make up the Olympic track in Pyeongchang

Team GB…

0 British athletes to have defended their Olympic Winter Games crown

British competitor hoping to break that duck - GB Skeleton’s Lizzy Yarnold!

previous Olympic Winter Games held in Asia: Japan hosted Sapporo 1972 and Nagano 1998

British athletes with multiple Winter Olympic medals: figure skaters Jane Torvill, Christopher Dean and Jeannette Altwegg

new events added to the sporting schedule for Pyeongchang: curling mixed doubles, speed skating mass start, alpine skiing mixed team event and snowboard big air

Team GB’s best medal haul at a Winter Games: 1924 and 2014

most number of Winter Games appearances for Team GB: Mike Dixon, cross country and biathlon

10 gold medals won by Team GB at previous Winter Games

nations who have previously hosted the Olympic Winter Games

Team GB athletes already selected for the Games: 10 curlers and 2 figure skaters

sporting disciplines at the Pyeongchang Games

Great Britain’s position on the all-time Winter Olympic medal table

medals won by Team GB athletes across all Olympic Winter sports

athletes estimated to be in Team GB’s squad for 2018

nations expected to compete in all sports at the Pyeongchang Games

gold medals on offer in Pyeongchang

athletes expected to compete across all sports at the 2018 Games