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You don’t have to be an athlete to go to the Winter Olympics

Team GB

Great Britain has sent its largest team of 59 athletes to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The wide ranging winter sports include the skeleton, snowboarding, alpine skiing, figure skating, luge, curling and cross country skiing to name a few.

You don’t have to be an A-grade athlete to be part of the British team. Behind each talented athlete is a team across many disciplines supporting them to perform at their very best.

Management and support roles 

There are a range of specialist areas that make Team GB for each discipline. So, if you want to be involved in the winter Olympics (or other sports) there are a range of sport, health and management level positions to pursue. Below are some roles that help ensure athletes and the team compete to the highest standards.

Roles that you may be well placed to lead on or be part of the team:

  • Management teams e.g. Performance Director and management teams for each discipline
  • Coaching teams from Head coach to specific skills coach e.g. strength and conditioning
  • Marketing and Communications teams
  • Performance management team
  • Talent acquisition team
  • Equipment managers
  • Doctors
  • Physiotherapists
  • Psychologists
  • Nutritionists
  • Performance Lifestyle Advisors
  • Technicians for equipment
  • Videographers


If you are interested in finding out more about the management and support team set-ups for the different winter sport disciplines take go to the below links.


For other winter sports go to the Team GB website

Get involved 

If you are interested in getting involved in being part of supporting athletes and British sports, why not start at grass roots and support your local club.

Maybe you have the athletic prowess to represent GB. Find out more about taking up a winter sport here.  

Interested in other sports? Take a look at the Get Inspired pages on the BBC website.

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