The United Kingdom
competed under the name Great Britain
at the 2006 Winter Olympics
. Athletes from Northern Ireland
were generally free to participate for either this team or the Ireland
team under a long-standing settlement between the British Olympic Association
and the Olympic Council of Ireland
. Forty-one athletes were selected for these Winter Games.
In the Super-G
, Chemmy Alcott
was a rare female competitor in a historically male-dominated GB team. Alcott impressed as she finished 11th in the women's downhill, but was disqualified from the combined due to a technical infringement with the width of her skis.Noel Baxter
, Alain Baxter
and James Leuzinger
were the men's representatives in the slalom
, and the Baxters also raced in the giant slalom
. Finlay Mickel
and Roger Cruickshank
were the men's downhill
In the men's downhill, Finlay Mickel finished 25th, 2.68 seconds behind the winner Antoine Dénériaz
. Roger Cruickshank, skiing with a knee-brace, finished 37th, 5.85 behind. Noel Baxter finished 14th in the men's combined. Cruickshank also finished 37th in the giant slalom before announcing his retirement from skiing.
Note: In the men's combined, run 1 is the downhill, and runs 2 and 3 are the slalom. In the women's combined, run 1 and 2 are the slalom, and run 3 the downhill.
The men chosen for the 2-man and 4-man bobsleigh event were: Marcus Adam