Speed skater Jon Eley
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Winter Olympics: Midlands athletes target Sochi medals

Six athletes from the West Midlands are taking part in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, where the British team are targeting more medals than ever before.

Among them is speed skater Jon Eley, from Solihull, who will carry the British flag at the opening ceremony of the Games.

He said it would be a "moment he will treasure for the rest of his life".

The first events started on Thursday morning, with the opening ceremony taking place on Friday.

  • 06 Feb 2014
  • From the section England