British Bobsleigh refuses to deny women's team could be axed ahead of Winter Olympics
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 19/09/17 5:45pm
British Bobsleigh has refused to deny reports it is set to withdraw funding from its women’s team ahead of the Winter Olympics.
Britain's top female bobsledder accused the British Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association (BBSA) of "mismanagement" after it emerged the women's team may lose their funding just five months before the Games.
Mica McNeill, a silver medallist at the 2012 Youth Winter Olympics and 2017 world junior champion, posted a message on Twitter to say they are "devastated to be put in this situation" and included a link to an online fundraising page.
McNeill's social media post comes only days after the BBSA appointed Lee Johnston as the new head coach of the bobsleigh programme.
In a statement released to Sky Sports, the BBSA said: "The GB Bobsleigh programme is currently focusing resources on winning medals at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
"We are actively seeking commercial funding to further support our World Class Performance Programme and we will continue to do so."