In pics: Beijing Olympics 2022
The Beijing Olympic Winter Games were the showpiece event of the season and the cycle in 2022 as four years of hard work were put to the test over just a couple of weeks in February.
There was heartache for Brad Hall and Nick Gleeson as they crashed in the 2-man bobsleigh but the 4-man team of Hall, Gleeson, Greg Cackett and Taylor Lawrence finished just outside the medals in securing a top-six spot in the final competition of the Games.
Montell Douglas made history with Mica McNeill by becoming the first female athlete to represent Team GB at a Summer and Winter Olympics, having competed in sprint events in the same Chinese city in 2008, while Adelé Nicoll earned selection as the travelling reserve just a few months after her first bobsleigh race.
There was disappointment for the skeleton team as they missed out on an Olympic medal for the first time but, with three first-time Olympians in their team, there is understandable optimism that silverware could be back on the table in Milan Cortina in 2026.