A spectacular closing ceremony, staged in Sochi last night, brought the 2014 Winter Olympics to an end, following a series of Olympic successes for the Great Britain team under their leader, Clan Hay Society member Mike Hay.
Great Britain is not among the leading winter sport nations and was targeted to achieve three medals during the two week event on the Russian Black Sea coast. In the event, they achieved four: two bronze, one silver and one gold, in the Curling, Snowboard and Skeleton events. This impressive tally that would have been surpassed by at least a further two, but for the highly controversial disqualification of Scotland's Elise Christie from three of her events.
The Earl of Erroll, Chief of Clan Hay, said, "We congratulate Mike Hay on his performance in leading Team GB to their greatest ever Winter Olympics success, surpassing their performance at the 1936 event."
We look forward to hearing more from Mike about the experience of leading his country's Olympic team and hope to be able to bring further details in the forthcoming Clan Hay Journal for 2014, due to be circulated to Clan Hay Society members in the spring.