As early as 100 days before the start of the Winter Olympics, the organizing committee declared that they are fully ready to host the Games.
UK Sport has set British and Northern Irish athletes the target of winning an unprecedented five medals at next month's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
UK Sport has more than doubled investment in winter sports since Sochi, putting up a total of £32m over the four years leading up to the 2018 Games.
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Short-track speed-skating has been given a target of one to two medals, based on the talents of Christie.
Ski and snowboard has a target of two to three medals, with slalomist Dave Ryding and Nordic skier Andrew Musgrave contenders along with others in park and pipe and snowboard.
Paralympics GB was also challenged to deliver at least one more medal at Pyeongchang 2018 than four years ago, a minimum of seven from a range of six to 12.
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Meanwhile in the skeleton, reigning Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold won bronze at the 2017 world championships and Laura Deas has produced a number of top 10 performances on the circuit.
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Taking place 30 years after Seoul claimed its place on the global sporting stage with the 1988 summer games, the PyeongChang Winter Olympics will see South Korea join an elite group of countries to complete the "hosting grand slam".
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