Bobsledder Bruce Tasker to miss Winter Olympics after stroke


Team GB's Chef de Mission, Mike Hay, warned there were "no guarantees in winter sport" but added: "The target of a best ever Olympic Winter Games is indicative of just how far the athletes and their National Governing Bodies have progressed over the past four years".

The transmissions from PyeongChang, South Korea are being made available by Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS) and Japan's NHK and has immediately been picked up by the USA broadcaster NBC, which will offer the pictures to customers of its Comcast Xfinity service.

"We will try our best to take care of the athletes and other participants during the PyeongChang Olympics", said Hwang Eui-hwan, head of Kyunghee University Dental Hospital.

However UK Sport's director of performance, Chelsea Warr, believes Britain could potentially win a maximum of 10 medals if everything goes to plan.

'That's what makes it so exciting, but also very nerve-racking'. Included in the more than 50 hours of coverage will be the opening and closing ceremonies, alpine skiing, curling, snowboarding, skeleton, figure skating, short track, ski jumping, ice hockey, big air, and more. If we are lucky, we can get some gold medals.

ParalympicsGB won six medals at the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, with visually impaired skier Kelly Gallagher and her guide Charlotte Evans claiming Britain's first gold on snow in Winter Olympic or Paralympic competition.

Park collected two golds and a bronze at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games, just before she chose to switch her profession.

The medal target announcement was made at the Korean Cultural Centre UK in central London.

The men's jumpers will be led by 45-year-old Noriyuki Kasai, who is now poised to set a record by appearing in eight consecutive Winter Olympics.

South Korea ranked 11th in points with 1,397 points, but Spain, which was ninth with 1,858 points, was ruled ineligible for the team event because it didn't have any qualified skaters in the women's singles and pairs.