JLT backs GB Skeleton in Halloween 'Scream' Event

31 October 2016

  • JLT supports GB Skeleton team as they begin their journey to PyeongChang 2018

  • Public get chance to see their ‘selfie’ on a Team GB bobsleigh

There were blood curdling screams at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park today as members of the public were joined by athletes from the British Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association (BBSA) squads in hurling themselves down the world’s longest tunnel slide as part of the quest for Winter Olympic gold in 2018.

The event, which was attended by Olympic Champion Lizzy Yarnold, current World Cup winner Laura Deas and bobsledder Joel Fearon, saw the BBSA launch their initiative ‘Selfie on a Sled’, which gives the public the opportunity to have their ‘selfie’ photo on the side of an official GB bobsleigh.

As part of the event, members of the public were also invited to experience some of what the British Skeleton team experiences by racing down The Slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit. At 178m in length, it is the world’s longest tunnel slide where users can travel down as speeds of up to 15mph – just a fraction of the 80-90mph that the GB Skeleton team experience when racing.

As Title Sponsor of the British Skeleton team since 2012, JLT is helping the Olympic gold-medal-winning team to maintain its high standards and support the athletes’ training in the run-up to the Winter Olympics in South Korea in just 465 days’ time.

Mark Drummond-Brady, Deputy Group CEO for JLT, said: ‘JLT has been part of the success story of the British Skeleton team for the last four years, and we are delighted to support them in their medal ambitions as they begin their journey to PyeongChang 2018.

‘Our partnership with the team continues to help them to maintain and improve their high standard of performance, and we are very proud to partner a team of athletes whose dedication and commitment to delivering winning results mirrors the culture of JLT.’

Enquiries

Corinne Gladstone, PR Manager, JLT Group | Tel: +44 (0)20 20 7895 7705 | Email: Corinne_Gladstone@jltgroup.com

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