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Former sprinter Allyn Condon in Winter Olympics squad

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Condon, who competed at the Sydney Olympics, is now in the four-man bob

Allyn Condon is set to compete at both the summer and winter Olympic Games after being named in the Team GB squad.

The former sprinter, 35, who ran in Sydney, joins John Jackson, Henry Nwume and Dan Money in the four-man bob.

"There's nothing bigger than the Olympics - it's the highest achievement in sport," said Condon, a 200m finalist at the 2001 World Indoor Championships.

Condon is the first Brit competing in both events since Marcus Adam was in the 1992 summer and 2002 winter Games.

"I came into bobsleigh four years ago, and this is what you work towards," Condon said.

People who've competed in both the Olympic Games and the Olympic Winter Games are a rare breed

Team GB chief Andy Hunt

Sarah Sauvey has also been added to the Team GB party, to compete in ski cross, an event that makes its debut in Vancouver.

"It means so much to be able to represent the nation that has been the backbone of my culture, values and upbringing," said Sauvey, who holds dual Australian and British citizenship and lives in Melbourne.

"This selection means the world to me after many years of hard work and perseverance. A top result at the Olympics would be the pinnacle of success for me."

Team GB chief Andy Hunt said: "Ski cross is, of course, a newer addition to the winter sport calendar but it's a fantastically exciting sport requiring a huge amount of skill and determination, and we wish Sarah the very best of luck.

"Bobsleigh is one of the great events at the Olympic Winter Games and it's always had a place in the hearts of many British sports fans.

We've got a very talented driver in John Jackson and he's a got a team around him.

"They've also got the great versatility of Allyn Condon, who's moved from a top-level career in athletics to now reaching the pinnacle of bobsleigh.

"People who've competed in both the Olympic Games and the Olympic Winter Games are a rare breed - and we're lucky to have one."



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