Team GB finished fifth in Sochi but were moved up to third in March last year after two Russian teams that finished ahead of them were disqualified for doping offences.

Denied their chance to get medals on an Olympic podium, the British team were officially presented with their medals at a ceremony last month but they soon realised they read "bobsleigh 4-men event" instead of 'Bobsleigh four-man event'.

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"Receiving the medal nearly six years after the medal ceremony in 2014 was a relief," Team GB pilot John Jackson told BBC Sport.

"To then realise there was a typo on [them] just summed up the whole farcical situation we had been through."

"After all of the waiting for one of the most prized possessions of any Olympic athlete, when it came to it, the IOC still couldn't get it right," he said, referring to the International Olympic Committee.

The United States team, upgraded to second, were forced to return their silver medals because they read "Four-man's bobsleigh".

While the U.S. team has received new silver medals from the IOC, the British team is expected to get theirs later this month.

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