This was your ninth Winter Olympics as athlete or presenter. How did Sochi rank in your eyes?
As far as sporting events it was one of the best. The Alpine, Freestyle and Snowboard were all staged on the same mountain, and the competition slopes were outstanding: from the Men’s Downhill, which was one of the toughest courses I have ever seen, to the Slopestyle, which was just enormous, too big for Shaun White even!
The highlight of the Games for many people was Jenny Jones’ Bronze in the Snowboard Slopestyle. Can you describe the atmosphere around the Team GB camp when she nailed that second run?
The Slopestyle course was just a short walk from the athletes’ mountain village, so plenty of other Team GB athletes turned out to watch Jenny compete. When she scored well on the second run, we all hoped it would be good enough for a medal, but watching the rest of the riders go down was nail biting stuff.
What did you think about the infamous commentary that created a storm in a teacup for the BBC?
I will always defend people being passionate about winter sports, and Jenny has been such a great ambassador and role model over the years that she deserves shouting about!