Speed skating's £4.76m fund unlikely to be sliced by UK Sport despite disappointing Winter Olympics and Elise Christie's sport-swapping fears

Speed skating is currently unlikely to suffer a serious cut in funding despite Elise Christie's glaring failure to win a medal at Pyeongchang 2018. The team is backed to the tune of £4.76m by UK Sport and was tasked with winning one to two medals.

What you missed while you were sleeping: Elise Christie tumbles again, Japanese skier defies time, thank goodness for the X Games

How could this happen again? Of all the improbable Olympic stories, there may be none with worse odds than the breathtaking bad luck of Great Britain short track speed skater Elise Christie. It is one thing to fall or be disqualified once. Another for it ...