British skiing goes bankrupt, will still compete
The British ski and snowboard federation has gone bankrupt, but
the national Olympic committee says athletes will still compete in
The British Olympic Association said Friday that it will put in
place a contingency plan to make sure the 14 skiers and
snowboarders on the country’s Olympic team can participate in the
Vancouver Games, which start Feb. 12. The association said the
International Ski Federation has approved a plan to let a
subsidiary company act as national body for the sports.
Snowsport GB needed to secure $326,000 in funding by the end of
January to stave off bankruptcy.
The British team includes Alpine skier Chemmy Alcott and
snowboarder Zoe Gillings.