Sochi 2014: Jon Eley honoured to carry GB flag at Winter Olympics

Speed skater Jon Eley says it is a "great honour" to be chosen as the British flagbearer at Sochi 2014's opening ceremony on Friday.

Eley, from Solihull, is competing in his third Winter Olympics in short track skating. He leads a 56-strong British team tasked by funding body UK Sport with winning at least three medals at these Games, a feat not achieved by Britain since 1936.

Eley takes over from Sir Chris Hoy, who carried the flag at London 2012, and Shelley Rudman, who had the honour at the last Winter Games in Vancouver.