The 31-year-old was named on Wednesday in a 56-strong Team GB
squad, Britain's biggest since 1988, for next month's Games in
Alcott, who came 11th in the 2010 Vancouver super-combined and in
the 2006 Turin downhill, had faced an anxious wait after returning
to full-time training only in November.
She had been due to make her World Cup comeback in Cortina d'Ampezzo
in Italy at the weekend, her last chance to demonstrate a return to
race fitness, but the downhill was canceled due to heavy snowfall.
The London-born skier has battled back from career-threatening leg
breaks, including one in Canada in 2010 that left a bone sticking
out of her skin. She has also had to contend with a loss of official
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"Being able to compete in my fourth Olympic Games is no less
meaningful for me than competing in my first in Salt Lake City
in 2002," she said on her Facebook page.
"Since Vancouver I have done everything I could have done to be
in Russia. Preparations were far from ideal but with my self
belief and confidence and the support I have from everyone I
can't wait to get into that Olympic start gate."
(Reporting by Alan Baldwin; editing by Patrick Johnston)
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