The German team have had a good first day at the Winter Olympics. (Picture: Alamy)

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Winter Olympics: Forces bobsleigh stars overshadowed by German dominance

The Army's Nick Gleeson and the RAF's Shanwayne Stephens took part in the two-man bobsleigh's first two runs of the Olympics.

The German team have had a good first day at the Winter Olympics. (Picture: Alamy)

The opening runs for Forces bobsleigh stars at the 2022 Winter Olympics have produced underwhelming results.

The two-man bob heats saw German domination, while the GB crew, which BBC critics called "frustrating" and "off the pace", finished in 11th place.

The Army's Nick Gleeson partnered Brad Hall in that British team while the RAF's Shanwayne Stephens represented Jamaica but finished in 30th.

No Briton has stepped on an Olympic two-man bobsleigh podium since Tony Nash and Robin Dixon won gold in 1964 but the Brits have work to do in heats three and four to achieve a medal.

On Saturday, the four-man bobsleigh events start, which includes Royal Marine Taylor Lawrence joining the GB team.