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. 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 they 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.