British Bobsleigh team withdrawing their funding for the women’s team

Withdrawal of funding for the women’s Bobsleigh team this close to the Winter Olympics is far from ideal. If the allegations of ineffective financial management by the Governing Body are true, then a full review needs to be conducted to determine how this was allowed to happen.  We are also curious to understand more about how all three men’s teams are assessed as having stronger medal potential than the women’s team.

We know how valuable visible elite female athletes are in terms of encouraging women and girls into sport – it is deeply unfortunate that we may not see them on the track at Pyeongchang.