UK Sport has said that winter sports will receive more investment over the coming four years following strong performances by British athletes in Sochi.
Team GB pulled in their best medal haul since 1924, with a gold, a silver and two bronze medals.
A total of £13.4m in funding supported Team GB, which was double the investment ahead of the 2010 Vancouver games. The funding was targeted at the six sports which were thought to have realistic medal prospects in Sochi or Pyeongchang in 2018.
Final decisions for funding in the coming four years will be made in July this year, but Liz Nicholl, chief executive of UK Sport commented that the Sochi Games have been a turning point for winter sports in Britain.
“The inspirational performances we have witnessed in Sochi have captured the public’s imagination, just as so many of our summer athletes did in London in 2012″ she said. Among the sports that will benefit are the new freestyle ski and snowboard disciplines.