Team GB's silver medal winning curling team in action at the Sochi winter Olympic Games, 2014

Team GB's silver medal winning curling team in action at the Sochi winter Olympic Games, 2014

Team GB skiers Valentina Iliffe, Carol Blackwood, Gina Hathorne and Divina Galica of the women's Olympic team in Sapporo, Japan, Winter Olympic Games.

The 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympics in Japan were the first to be held outside Europe or the United States.

The two-man bobsleigh team from Team GB greets passengers riding in a Bentley in the streets of Cortina d'Ampezzo, on the eve of the opening ceremonies of the VIIth Winter Olympic Games, 1956

The 1956 Winter Games were held in the Italian resort in the Dolomites, the army had to shovel in artificial snow to counter the l

Team GB's Eddie The Eagle Edwards in action at the 1988 winter Olympic Games in Calgary

For the first time, the Olympic Winter Games were held over 16 days.

Team GB's four-man bobsleigh team which won the bronze medal at the Winter Olympic Games in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany in 1936.  Pictured are Guy Dugdale, Frederick McEvoy, James Cardino and Charles Green.

Team GB's four-man bobsleigh team which won the bronze medal at the Winter Olympic Games in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany in Pictured are Guy Dugdale, Frederick McEvoy, James Cardino and Charles Green.

Konrad Bartelski of Team GB relaxes after training for Men's Downhill Skiing at the 1968 winter Olympic games in Sapporo

The 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympics in Japan were the first to be held outside Europe or the United States.

Winter Olympic Games - Oslo, Norway jeannette altwegg 16-Feb-1952

Team GB figure skater, Jeanette Altwegg after winning a gold medal in the Women's Figure Skating Competition in the Winter Olympics at Oslo

Team GB's Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean receive their bronze medals at the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympic Games.

Lillehammer in Norway saw the first Olympic Winter Games to be staged in a new cycle which placed them at the mid point of the Oly

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