PyeongChang Winter Olympics medals

Here's what the 'tree trunk' texture PyeongChang 2018 Olympic medals look like

After predicting between four and 10 medals, Warr said: "After a number of strong performances from GB athletes across this winter sport season, our agreed medal target with sports shows that PyeongChang 2018 has the potential to be our best winter Games yet".

UK Sport chair Katherine Grainger recognised at a presentation on Tuesday that Britain, second in the medal table at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics with 27 golds, was not known as a winter nation.

The six they won in Sochi was their highest total for 30 years and second most ever at a Games. "That's what makes it so exciting, but also very nerve-wracking". Lizzy
Yarnold succeeded Amy Williams as Olympic skeleton champion at the Sochi 2014 Games in a four-medal haul.

Official confirmation from the International Olympic Committee is yet to be received.

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

And in the event that you want to look like a victor - without going through the whole hassle of training, traveling and actually competing - you're in luck; consumer versions of the Team USA Medal Stand Collection will be available starting January 15 at and select retailers.

Attitudes have changed, however, and the amount of National Lottery and government funding for the Olympics and Paralympics has risen to more than 32 million pounds ($43 million) across eight sports.

VR streaming in sports isn't a novel idea, but this would be the first time for the Olympics to be streamed in VR to nearly all VR headsets.



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