Great Britain at the Winter Olympic Games

Great Britain first took part at the Winter Olympic Games in 1924 in Chamonix, France and joined the event from then on. The nation has won a total of 26 medals (including the medals it piled up in Sochi, in 2014). The majority of the medals captured by Great Britain have come from ice sports.

The nation’s best finish at the Winter Games was in 1924 where it collected 1 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals to placed 6th overall in the medal tally. Great Britain’s first Winter Olympic gold medal came from its men’s curling team in 1924.

Figure skating sensation Jeannette Altwegg earned a bronze in 1948 in St. Moritz and then won gold at 1952 Games in Oslo.

During the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympic Games, the tandem of Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean pulled of a startling performance. The duo’s impressive routine which showcased the music from Maurice Ravel's Boléro helped them secure 12 perfect 6.0 scored to clinch the gold medal in a smashing fashion.

Amy Williams also stamped her class at the winter Games in the skeleton competition where she ripped the track record two times and captured the gold medal. The nation basked in Williams’ victory since it ended the Britain’s more than 30 years of gold medal drought.

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