Winter Olympics 2018 medal desk: How does it work and where did Team GB rank last time?

The twenty third Winter Olympics in PyeongChang have formally began.

Friday's opening ceremony means all issues are go on the Video games.

 Lizzy Yarnold proudly flies the flag for Team GB at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics

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Lizzy Yarnold proudly flies the flag for Team GB on the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics

How does the medal desk work?

TEAMS are ranked within the Winter Olympic medal desk utilizing the "gold first" system. 

Which means the nation who wins probably the most golds would be the prime of the desk.

If multiple nation earns the identical quantity of gold medals, then it goes right down to the silver medals and then the bronze medals.

 Elise Christie wants to get over her disappointment in Sochi and win gold

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Elise Christie needs to recover from her disappointment in Sochi and win gold

Which means you might win probably the most medals however nonetheless not be prime of the desk.

For instance at Sochi 2014, USA gained a complete of 28 medals (the second highest quantity of medals) however have been fourth within the desk as a result of Norway and Canada gained extra golds.

The IOC does not think about its sorting of countries as an official system and within the USA medal tables are revealed by the whole variety of medals gained.

How did Nice Britain do in Sochi 2014?

AT the 2014 Video games in Sochi, Russia Team GB equalled probably the most quantity of medals gained. 

Alongside Lizzy Yarnold securing gold within the skeleton, Nice Britain additionally got here house with a silver and two bronze medals.

There’s a probability that this will go as much as 5 medals after two Russian groups have been disqualified following the McLaren Report which might imply that the 4-man bobsleigh workforce would win the bronze medal.

 Olympic and world champion Lizzy Yarnold is hoping to retain her title in the skeleton

Olympic and world champion Lizzy Yarnold is hoping to retain her title within the skeleton

What medal goal has been set for Team GB?

UK SPORT has set the very best medal goal for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. 

Nice Britain are anticipated to convey again 5 medals with the goal set for between 4 and 10.

The present document is 4 which Team GB has achieved twice in 1934 and 2014.

Ski and snowboard has been set a person goal of two-three medals – the very best of any particular person self-discipline.

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The twenty third Winter Olympics in PyeongChang have formally began.

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