WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES

Almost 100 Army athletes have participated in all the post war Olympic Games (except the 1952 event) – many of them more than once.

Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games

1924 Chamonix FRA 1928 St Moritz SUI
1932 Lake Placid USA 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen GER
1948 St Moritz SUI 1952 Oslo NOR
1956 Cortina ITA 1960 Squaw Valley USA
1964 Innsbruck AUT 1968 Grenoble FRA
1972 Sapporo JPN 1976 Innsbruck AUT
1980 Lake Placid USA 1984 Sarajevo YUG
1988 Calgary CAN 1992 Albertville FRA
1994 Lillehammer NOR 1998 Nagano JPN
2002 Salt Lake City USA 2006 Turin ITA
2010 Vancouver CAN 2014 Sochi RUS
2018 Pyeongchang KOR 2022 Beijing CHINA

At the first ever Winter Games at Chamonix in 1924 the GBR 4 man Bob team consisted of one Colonel, two Majors and a Captain; they won the silver medal! In St Moritz in 1928 the Army made up one fifth of the only ever 5 man bob. In 1964 Captain Robin Dixon (now Lord Glentoran) Grenadier Guards won the Gold Medal with Tony Nash in the 2 man bob (click here for article on this event). They were nearly emulated in 1998 when Corporals Dean Ward and Sean Olsson of the Parachute Regiment were members of the bronze medal four man bob.

The Army’s Olympic Roll of Honour has been compiled from source documents at the AWSA, the British Biathlon Union (BBU), the British Ski and Snowboard Federation (BSSF), the Ski Club of Great Britain (SCGB) and the British Olympic Association (BOA).

The rank shown is that at which the competitor was, as far as can be traced, holding when he first competed at The Games. The AWSA would like to know of any errors or omissions.

For information on Great Britain’s Winter Olympic Team click here