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The Winter Olympics


Friday 5th February 2022 marks the start of the Winter Olympic Games hosted by Beijing in China. The Olympic Charter limits winter sports to those which are practised on snow or ice.

Now for the history bit….

Did you know:

  • The first Winter Olympic Games were held in 1924 in Chamonix, France? 250 athletes from 16 countries competed in 16 events. Women could only participate in the figure skating event. Outrageous!!!!
  • The Winter Olympics have been hosted on three continents by 12 countries.
  • As of 2022 Great Britain has participated in every Winter Olympic Games.
  • The first Winter Olympic Games to be televised were the 1956 games held at Cortina d’Ampezzo in Italy.
  • The first Winter Olympic Games to be broadcast in colour were the games held at Grenoble, France in 1968.
  • The all time GB medal table for Winter Olympic medals sees the team have won 11 gold, 4 silver 17 bronze making 32 in total won at 23 games.
  • The most successful GB winter Olympian is Lizzy Yarnold with 2 gold medals, both in the women’s skeleton.
  • Team GB is sending 50 athletes to these Beijing games, including three sets of siblings.
  • U.K. Sport confirmed that the target for Team GB at these games is 3-7 medals.

To be selected to represent Team GB is such an honour and is the culmination of hours of practice and dedication. Whether you are participating in a solitary sport, or as a pair or as part of a team sport, you are also a member of Team GB.

There is a parallel to be drawn from the Winter Olympics to that of Team building events. Whatever your role, experience and skills you bring to your company, the whole is stronger than the individual.

The Team Building Company offer a very wide range of events for your company and your employees to experience, such as our very own Olympic Games event, perfect for this summer's corporate day out!

Give our team a call on 01590 676599 to dicuss in more detail.

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