28 Mar 2009

Woodward to help Winter Olympic team

3:51 pm on 28 March 2009

Former World Cup-winning rugby coach Clive Woodward has been given the task of increasing Britain's traditionally dismal medals haul at the Winter Olympics.

Woodward, who masterminded England's 2003 rugby triumph in Australia, has been named performance manager for the British team at next February's Vancouver Games.

He performed a similar role at the Beijing Olympics last year when Britain exceeded expectations by coming fourth in the overall medals table.

Britain collected just one medal at the Turin Winter Games in 2006 but Woodward is hopeful that they can achieve greater success in Vancouver.