is not a major winter sport in Wales, due to the paucity of snow and our best pistes mostly being on sheer precipices.
He has spent the last six months in training in bobsleighing
at Bath University and already represents the Royal Navy in competitions.
Currently ranked third in the UK for two-men bobsleighing
, he is also ranked 10th in the world in the sport and 11th in the world in the four-man stakes.
Bobsleighing hero Sean Olsson believes Britain's first medal at the Nagano Games yesterday was vital for the future of the sport in this country.
Olsson said: "We are not a winter nation so to win a medal in bobsleighing will hopefully raise the profile and bring sponsors.
Olsson said: "We are not a winter nation so to go and win a medal in a sport like bobsleighing
will hopefully raise the profile and go on to encourage sponsors and a new team.
The 23-year-old from Stoke Green is aiming high on two fronts, sprinting and bobsleighing
, with his goals being next year's World Indoor Athletics Championships in Turkey and the London Olympics but prior to those the 2012 World Bobsleighing
Championships is the first priority.
It's a new and exciting start for Britain's women's bobsleighing
CSgt Stanton, 36, said: "I asked a few lads if they'd ever thought about bobsleighing
but most of them had never heard of it.
A SPORTSWOMAN who has competed for England in rugby and bobsleighing
has joined the lecturing staff at Warwickshire College.
THERE is a lot more to bobsleighing
than sitting on your sledge and letting gravity do the rest - just ask Jackie Davies.