Lizzy Yarnold to make skeleton return in Germany

Lizzy Yarnold
Yarnold won Great Britain's first gold medal of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics
World Cup skeleton
Venue: Altenberg, Germany Dates: 5-11 January
Coverage: Live on BBC Sport online on Friday and highlights on the Red Button on Sunday (18:00 GMT)

Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold will return to the British team for the third World Cup event of the season.

The 26-year-old experienced dizziness while winning the season opener in the United States and missed the next event in Canada.

But she will race in Altenberg, Germany this week as she defends her 2013-14 World Cup title.

"I always enjoy competing in Europe as the tracks are varied and always challenging," said Yarnold.

"The atmosphere is brilliant and lots of family and friends come out to support me which I love."

Yarnold won gold at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

2014-15 Skeleton-Bobsleigh World Cups
Lake Placid, USA - 8-13 DecSt. Moritz, Switzerland - 19-25 Jan
Calgary, Canada - 15-20 DecLa Plagne, France - 26 Jan-1 Feb
Altenberg, Germany - 5-11 JanIgls, Austria - 2-8 Feb
Konigssee, Germany - 12-18 JanSochi, Russia - 10-15 Feb
Archive: Yarnold wins 2014 World title