Mike Hay, Great Britain's chef de mission at the 2014 Winter Olympics, has rejected accusations that sports at the Games are elitist.
He said that view was "narrow-minded", adding: "There are over 40,000 people who play curling in Scotland."
We have some great role models now and we are going to take advantage of the upturn in participation
So what have we all tried?
I'll kick off with some Nordic Skiing and Ice Skating while on a council exchange programme in Norway
Snowboarding in the style of some of the Halfpipe contenders scoring under 10
and thats it!
The lack of any consistent snow in my childhood seemed to make the school ski trip to Scotland a bad idea as they spent more time on the dry slope in Edinburgh.
Everything else was too expensive. We had an ice rink but it was in Whitley Bay and thats was a bit far...