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Great Britain at the Winter Olympic
440px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
IOC Code: GBR
Years Attended Olympics All since 1924
National Olympic Committee British Olympic Association (BOA)
Total Olympic Medals
Gold
36
Silver
14
Bronze
20

Great Britain or Team GB is the team that sends athletes from the United Kingdom (UK), all but three of its overseas territories, and the three Crown dependencies, to the Olympic Games. It has sent athletes to every Winter Games since the start of the Olympics' modern era in 1924. Compared to the Summer Games Britain has fared poorly in the winter games, as until the 2002 they never won multiple Golds at one games. They rank 19th overall in the all-time Winter Games table.

EligibilityEdit

As the National Olympic Committee (NOC) for the United Kingdom, the British Olympic Association (BOA) membership encompasses the four Home Nations of the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales), plus the three Crown dependencies (Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey), and all but three of the British overseas territories (Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands and Bermuda having their own NOCs).

Representatives of the devolved Northern Ireland government from a unionist background, however, have objected to the name "Team GB", and have called for it to be renamed as Team UK to make it clearer that Northern Ireland is included on the team.

Under the IOC charter, the Olympic Council of Ireland is responsible for the entire island of Ireland.[9] However, athletes from Northern Ireland can elect to represent either the UK or Ireland at the Olympics, as people from Northern Ireland. A number of Northern Ireland born athletes, particularly in boxing, have won medals for Ireland at the Games. Athletes from Ireland represented Great Britain up until the 1920 Olympics while the entire island was part of the United Kingdom.

Medal tablesEdit

By GamesEdit

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank Overall
Medals
1924 Chamonix 45 1 1 2 4 6 4
1928 St. Moritz 33 0 0 1 1 8 8
1932 Lake Placid 4 0 0 0 0
1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen 39 1 1 1 3 7 8
1948 St. Moritz 62 0 0 2 2 13 10
1952 Oslo 20 1 0 0 1 8 11
1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo 45 0 0 0 0
1960 Squaw Valley 17 0 0 0 0
1964 Innsbruck 49 1 0 0 1 11 12
1968 Grenoble 46 0 0 0 0
1972 Sapporo 40 0 0 0 0
1976 Innsbruck 50 1 0 0 1 12 14
1980 Lake Placid 50 1 0 0 1 11 14
1984 Sarajevo 54 1 0 0 1 11 14
1988 Calgary 57 0 0 0 0
1992 Albertville 54 0 0 0 0
1994 Lillehammer 35 0 0 2 2 21 20
1998 Nagano 35 1 1 3 5 14 15
2002 Salt Lake City 53 5 0 1 6 6 14
2006 Turin 42 4 3 0 7 10 15
2010 Vancouver 52 5 2 0 7 9 13
2014 Sochi 56 7 4 3 14 7 10
2018 Pyeongchang 63 17 2 4 23 1 4
2022 Beijing Future event
Total 35 12 15 62 14 15

By sportEdit

  Leading in that sport
Sports Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
40px-Snowboarding pictogram.svg Snowboarding 25 8 4 37 1
40px-Figure skating pictogram.svg Figure skating 5 3 7 15 5
40px-Skeleton pictogram.svg Skeleton 2 1 3 6 2
40px-Curling pictogram.svg Curling 2 1 1 4 3
40px-Bobsleigh pictogram.svg Bobsleigh 1 1 2 4 9
40px-Ice hockey pictogram.svg Ice hockey 1 0 1 2 5
40px-Short track speed skating pictogram.svg Short track Speed Skating 0 0 1 1 10
Total 36 14 20 70 14