Great Britain at the 2006 Winter Olympics

Great Britain At The 2006 Winter Olympics

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Great Britain at the 2006 Winter Olympics

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The United Kingdom competed under the name Great Britain at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. 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.

Medallists



Alpine skiing



In the Super-G and downhill, 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 and Super-G skiers.

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.

Biathlon





Bobsleigh

The men chosen for the 2-man and 4-man bobsleigh event were: Marcus Adam, Dan......
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