Represent GB at the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games
Posted on Friday, June 5, 2015 at 11:36am
Lillehammer, Norway is hosting the 2nd Winter Youth Olympic Games from 12- 21st February 2016. Across 10 days, 1100 young athletes from 70 nations will compete in 70 medal events.
Athletes born between the 1st of January 1998 and December 31st 2001 who wish to be considered for the Curling event can now register their note of interest. Selection for the Winter Youth Olympic Games (WYOG) should be considered a great honour and competition for places on the squad will be intense from all home nation countries. Applications for selection will only be accepted from highly competitive and highly motivated athletes.
This will be a mixed team consisting of 2 Male and 2 Female athletes who must play in alternating positions. No 5th player will form part of the Squad as a team will not be allowed to take to the ice with 3 Males or 3 Females on the team.
The WYOG competition will consist of a National Mixed Team Championship followed by Medal playoffs for podium positions. This will be followed by a further International Mixed Doubles Competition consisting of teams made up of a Male and Female from different countries. These Mixed Doubles teams will be created based on the National Teams final placing in the Mixed Event.
The British Olympic Association (BOA) is ultimately responsible for Team GB selection based on nominations by British Curling (BC). Therefore although BC carries out a selection process which leads to nominations being made to the BOA, it is the BOA who will endorse nominations and finally confirm selections to Team GB for the WYOG.
Given the level of success that Great Britain has achieved on the World stage the BOA require that BC nominate a team that is clearly capable of a creditable performance in a top level International multi-sport event and which will at least result in a Top 5 placing but with expectations of achieving the “Medal Zone”
If you wish to be considered for Selection please read through the following document carefully and submit your WYOG Registration of Interest form before the deadline of Friday 26th June 2105.
Registration of Interest forms should be sent to Graeme Thompson, BC Performance Director.
Pictured top: GB’s Duncan Menzies at the 1st Youth Olympic Games, Innsbruck 2012, photo ©WCF/Richard Gray.