Team GB speed skater joins OnlyFans to help fund Olympic comeback
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Team GB speed skater Elise Christie has turned to OnlyFans in a bid to fund her return to the Winter Olympics in 2026.
The former world and European champion is yet to win a medal in three Winter Olympic appearances.
She missed the 2022 Beijing Games after suffering an ankle ligament injury that prevented her from qualifying.
The 32-year-old had initially planned to retire from the sport as a result of her injuries, but just months later said she would do everything to get to the 2026 Games in Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo.
In February, She told BBC Sport: "Watching the 500m event the other day, I've made a vow I'm going to do everything I can to try to get back out at the next one.
"I'm not going to be skating the 1500m, though. That's a promise."
Christie added that she would have to self-fund her bid to get to the next Winter Olympics.
She added: "But we're going to have to be going abroad, realistically, and then self-funding and figuring all that out.
“So I need some time to do that. But I'm going to start getting back into shape. I've had three months of eating cookies."
As part of her self-funding plan, the former world champion has turned to OnlyFans.
Christie is selling a subscription for £11 a month and is planning on sharing pictures to the social media platform to fund a potential Olympics return.
According to The Sun, she has already began promoting her new social media venture.
One of her first messages on the platform read: “How many subscribers for a topless skating pic?”
Christie hopes that four years of training in countries abroad will help her get to the next Olympics and challenge for a medal.
She told the BBC: “I wanted to get that Olympic medal but it wasn’t meant to be this time. I knew I wasn’t going to be at a good enough standard.
“I feel like I could still medal in four years. I need to figure out how. I have needed this break. Watching these Beijing Games has sparked something inside of me.
“People on Twitter have said it is boring without me, which is really sweet.
“I will still skate for Britain but train somewhere else and focus only on the sprint distances. It won’t be easy. I don’t have the back for it right now.”
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