Sochi Closes For 2014 : Britain’s Best Result In Almost 100 Years!

Say what you will about Russia and some of their practices, but ones hat has to be removed for what was an enjoyable Winter Olympics for 2014. There were some unforgettable moments including some of the comedic genius of some figure skaters, there were memorable performances and personal achievements by the likes of Lizzy Arnold and Jenny Jones bringing some medals home to the UK. One of my personal highlights…SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH lending his unmistakeable tones to the commentary for the curling stating “the aim of this ritual is to land your walnut in the centre of the nest.” Classic…as well as being a novel touch to a strangely captivating sport! 

Congratulations to the UK team who managed to finish 19th, a placement that is as good as we have managed since 1924 at Chamonix, France, after their 1 Gold, 1 Silver, and 2 Bronze. This puts us in a positive position for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea (Pyponchang) who boast a £7bn budget. South Korea will be only the second Asian country to host the Winter Olympics since Japan, so lets see what our medal target will be for then!

Well done Team GB!

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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