Team GB

Great Britain has taken part in every Winter Olympic Games since 1924, which was held in Chamonix, France. Over the years Great Britain has won a total of 21 medals: eight gold, three silver and 10 bronze. Great Britain has yet to achieve a medal in a skiing or snowboarding event, however high hopes are on Chemmy Alcott in the alpine skiing events.

Previous Great British Winter Olympians:

Alain Baxter

Represented Great Britain in four Winter Olympics and made British Olympic history by becoming the first Briton to win a medal (Bronze) in alpine skiing. However, his medal was later taken away following a positive drugs test due to a trace amount of methamphetamine found in a US version of a Vicks inhaler.

Martin Bell

Competed in four Winter Olympics from 1984 to 1994, placing eighth in the downhill at the 1988 Games in Calgary, Canada - the best result for a male skier from the U.K. in Olympic history.

Graham Bell

Represented Great Britain in five Winter Olympics during the 1980s and 1990s and now presents Ski Sunday.

Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards

Famed for finishing last in the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics 70m and 90m ski jumping events

Torville and Dean

Dynamic figure-skating duo who won gold in the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics and bronze 10 years later in Lillehammer.

Konrad Bartelski

Competed at his first of three Olympics at the 1972 Winter Games in Sapporo at the age of just 17. He also produced the best result by a Briton on the Alpine Skiing World Cup circuit in 1981 by coming within 0.11 seconds of winning a World Cup downhill race at Val Gardena.

Gina Hathorn

Coming tantalisingly close to an Alpine skiing bronze medal in the women’s slalom event at the 1968 Olympics, Gina is one of the most successful female skiers.

Divina Galica

Also know for her motorsports career Divina participated at the age of 20 in her first Olympic games in 1964, competing in downhill skiing and the slalom. She also participated in the 1968 and 1972 Games. On both occasions Galica was captain of the British Women’s Olympic Ski Team, and finished in the top-ten in the Giant Slalom.


52 athletes from 6 sports and 11 disciplines have been chosen to represent Great Britain at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.

For full details of the complete Team GB visit

Team GB Ski and Snowboarding Athletes:

Adam McLeish
D.of.B: 07.06.1979
Olympic event(s): Snowboard Parallel Giant Slalom
Andrew Musgrave
D.of.B: 06.03.1990
Olympic event(s): 15km Free, Individual Sprint Classic, Pursuit, Team Sprint Free, 4x10km Relay Classic/Free, 50km Mass Start Classic
Andrew Young
D.of.B: 21.02.1992
Olympic event(s): 15km Free, Individual Sprint Classic, Pursuit, Team Sprint Free
Andy Noble
D.of.B: 10.03.1984
Olympic event(s): Alpine Skiing (exact events tbc in resort)
Ben Kilner
D.of.B: 21.08.1988
Olympic event(s): Snowboard Halfpipe
Chemmy Alcott
D.of.B: 10.07.1982
Olympic event(s): Alpine Skiing (exact events tbc in resort)
Dave Ryding
D.of.B: 05.12.1986
Olympic event(s): Alpine Skiing (exact events tbc in resort)
Ed Drake
D.of.B: 12.01.1986
Olympic event(s): Alpine Skiing (exact events tbc in resort)
Ellie Koyander
D.of.B: 23.03.1991
Olympic event(s): Ski Moguls (Freestyle Skiing)
Fiona Hughes
D.of.B: 05.03.1990
Olympic event(s): 10km Free (Cross-country Skiing)
Lesley McKenna
D.of.B: 09.08.1974
Olympic event(s): Snowboard Halfpipe
Sarah Ainsworth
D.of.B: 06.07.1985
Olympic event(s): Ski Aerials (Freestyle Skiing)
Sarah Sauvey
D.of.B: 10.11.1983
Olympic event(s): Ski Cross (Freestyle Skiing)
Zoe Gillings
D.of.B: 14.06.1985
Olympic event(s): Snowboard Cross

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