Jump to content

Team Canada at Sochi 2014


world atlas
 Share

Recommended Posts

I think Pretorious won a gold medal at an event last year idk

I think I remember something like that but it was some sort of summer event, iirc. Not that indicative.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My medal predictions.

Alpine skiing - 0 medals

Biathlon - 0 medals

Bobsleigh - 2 medals (One in the men's and Women's)

Cross country skiing - 0 medals

Curling - 2 medals

Figure skating 3 medals (Chan, Virtue/Moir and team trophy)

Freestyle skiing 8 medals

Hockey - 2 medals

Luge - 2 medals (Women's singles and team relay).

Nordic Combined 0 medals

Short track speed skating 4 medals

Skeleton - 1 medal

Ski Jumping - 0 medals

Snowboarding - 4 medals

Speed skating - 4 medals

32 medals.

Edited by intoronto1125
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

My medal predictions.

Alpine skiing - 0 medals

Biathlon - 0 medals

Bobsleigh - 2 medals (One in the men's and Women's)

Cross country skiing - 0 medals

Curling - 2 medals

Figure skating 3 medals (Chan, Virtue/Moir and team trophy)

Freestyle skiing 8 medals

Hockey - 2 medals

Luge - 2 medals (Women's singles and team relay).

Nordic Combined 0 medals

Short track speed skating 4 medals

Skeleton - 1 medal

Ski Jumping - 0 medals

Snowboarding - 4 medals

Speed skating - 4 medals

32 medals.

Those seem to be on point and realistic.

If all our medal favourites and contenders do follow through it should be north of 35 but we all know how upsets and chokes happen at the Olympics

I think a minimum of 3 would be the goal for figure skating.

Chan and Virtue/Moir are almsot medal locks. Our women's and pairs are also up there making Canada a favourite for a medal as well in that event.

From what I see. We have the Gold medal favourites in the Men's (Chan) and Dance (Virtue/Moir). The pairs team are medal contenders but not locks to medal. I think we have no chance to medal in Ladies and then the Team event Canada is favoured to medal if not one of the Gold medal favourites

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I didn't realize this until now but Canada is #2 in overall medals and #1 in Gold medals for all Winter sport World Championships during the 4 year Olympic cycle.

Olympic Cycle 2010 - 2014

Click on a Nation's Flag to see that Nation's Medals


  • Medals obtained by Nations only in Olympic Events, considering all World Championships for each Sport.


  • When a new World Championships is held, previous World Championships' Medals will be kept in this Medal Count and summed together, until the Olympic Cycle finish.


  • Individual Cross Country Races at World Championships (Men's 15km and Women's 10km) are counted independently from the Style (Classical or Freestyle).


  • Medals obtained by Nations without a recognized Olympic Committee (Scotland, Faroe Islands, etc.) will be assigned to the Nation for which they competed at last Olympic Games (if Scotland wins a medal in Men's Curling World Championship, that medal will be assigned to Great Britain etc.).




Rank

Nation

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

1

CAN.gif Canada

23

14

14

51

2

NOR.gif Norway

19

7

10

36

3

GER.gif Germany

17

20

16

53

4

AUT.gif Austria

13

5

7

25

5

USA.gif United States

12

12

14

38

6

NED.gif Netherlands

9

13

8

30

7

KOR.gif South Korea

9

6

5

20

8

FRA.gif France

7

10

4

21

9

CHN.gif China

6

6

7

19

10

SWE.gif Sweden

4

8

10

22

11

Finland

4

3

7

14

12

Australia

4

0

1

5

13

Russia

3

13

8

24

14

Italy

3

8

7

18

15

Czech Republic

3

2

3

8

16

Slovenia

2

3

3

8

17

Latvia

2

0

1

3

18

Switzerland

1

4

2

7

19

Japan

1

3

3

7

20

Belarus

1

2

2

5

21

Belgium

1

0

0

1

22

Poland

0

2

3

5

23

Great Britain

0

2

1

3

24

Slovakia

0

1

1

2

25

Ukraine

0

0

4

4

26

New Zealand

0

0

2

2

27

Croatia

0

0

1

1

Total

olympicringsq.gifRoad olympicringsq.gif

to Sochi 2014

144

144

144

432

Latest World Championships

Click on a Nation's Flag to see that Nation's Medals


  • Medals obtained by Nations only in Olympic Events, considering only the Latest World Championships for each Sport.


  • When a new World Championships is held, previous World Championships' Medals will be removed from this Medal Count, being changed by new World Championships's Medals.


  • Individual Cross Country Races at World Championships (Men's 15km and Women's 10km) are counted independently from the Style (Classical or Freestyle).


  • Medals obtained by Nations without a recognized Olympic Committee (Scotland, Faroe Islands, etc.) will be assigned to the Nation for which they competed at last Olympic Games (if Scotland wins a medal in Men's Curling World Championship, that medal will be assigned to Great Britain etc.).




Rank

Nation

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

1

CAN.gif Canada

18

7

9

34

2

NOR.gif Norway

14

6

7

27

3

AUT.gif Austria

12

5

6

23

4

GER.gif Germany

7

10

10

27

5

USA.gif United States

6

10

7

23

6

France

6

8

4

18

7

Netherlands

5

7

4

16

8

South Korea

5

2

4

11

9

China

4

6

1

11

10

Australia

4

0

1

5

11

Russia

2

8

5

15

12

Sweden

2

7

8

17

13

Italy

2

5

5

12

14

Slovenia

2

3

3

8

15

Finland

2

2

6

10

16

Czech Republic

2

1

2

5

17

Switzerland

1

4

2

7

18

Belarus

1

1

1

3

19

Belgium

1

0

0

1

19

Latvia

1

0

0

1

21

Poland

0

2

3

5

22

Japan

0

1

3

4

23

Great Britain

0

1

1

2

24

Slovakia

0

1

0

1

25

Ukraine

0

0

2

2

26

New Zealand

0

0

2

2

27

Croatia

0

0

1

1

Total

olympicringsq.gifRoad olympicringsq.gif

to Sochi 2014

97

97

97

291

Link to comment
Share on other sites

She's awesome and could surprise in Sochi, but all figure skating fans know that national championship judges tend to be a bit "enthusiastic" in their scoring. But if she can cope with the weight of expectation, she will certainly be top 10 at worlds this year--possible top 5. There's so much inconsistency in the women's field right now.

Osmond (although a national event) got the highest score in women's figure skating this year. With one more year I can see here definitely being a medal contender in Sochi.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Jawn you stay away far too much.

Does anyone else ever wonder why the IOC has to consistently been pumping the Winter Olympics full of events and sports that do a disservice to the European 5 (Norway, Russia, Germany, Austria and Switzerland)

I think we might get the same bump Australia recieved from 2000 to 2004. 28 to 30 medals hopefully. But Canadians only care about the 4. So hopefully we can finally convert on all of them.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Jawn you stay away far too much.

Does anyone else ever wonder why the IOC has to consistently been pumping the Winter Olympics full of events and sports that do a disservice to the European 5 (Norway, Russia, Germany, Austria and Switzerland)

I think we might get the same bump Australia recieved from 2000 to 2004. 28 to 30 medals hopefully. But Canadians only care about the 4. So hopefully we can finally convert on all of them.

Care about the four what do you mean?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I find Curling to be such a bore. I'm Canadian and not the biggest fan of this sport..lol

I find Curling to be such a bore. I'm Canadian and not the biggest fan of this sport..lol

It's fun to watch but it's not something you can jump around in joy to.

Does anyone else ever wonder why the IOC has to consistently been pumping the Winter Olympics full of events and sports that do a disservice to the European 5 (Norway, Russia, Germany, Austria and Switzerland)

Who would've thought 20 years ago Canada would be regular contenders to top the table?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Here are updated medal numbers for the 2013 World Championships. Canada is still in the lead overall and in Golds. 20 Golds so far :o

Winter Sports World Championship Medal Table

1.Canada G20 S8 B8 Total:36

2.Norway G13 S6 B8 Total:27

3.Austria G11 S6 B5 Total:22

4.Germany G9 S9 B13 Total:31

5.France G6 S7 B5 Total:18

6.USA G5 S11 B5 Total:21

7.Netherlands G5 S6 B4 Total:15

8.South Korea G5 S2 B4 Total:11

9.China G4 S6 B0 Total:10

10.Slovenia G3 S2 B2 Total:7

11.Russia G2 S8 B6 Total:16

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Here are updated medal numbers for the 2013 World Championships. Canada is still in the lead overall and in Golds. 20 Golds so far :o

Winter Sports World Championship Medal Table

1.Canada G20 S8 B8 Total:36

2.Norway G13 S6 B8 Total:27

3.Austria G11 S6 B5 Total:22

4.Germany G9 S9 B13 Total:31

5.France G6 S7 B5 Total:18

6.USA G5 S11 B5 Total:21

7.Netherlands G5 S6 B4 Total:15

8.South Korea G5 S2 B4 Total:11

9.China G4 S6 B0 Total:10

10.Slovenia G3 S2 B2 Total:7

11.Russia G2 S8 B6 Total:16

A Russian newspaper predicts Canada with 8 golds and 24 medals overall.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

CANADIAN ATHLETES TO WATCH AT THE SOCHI 2014 OLYMPICS

THE CANADIAN PRESS

2/5/2013 11:57:13 AM

It seems like only yesterday that Vancouver was in the spotlight as the host city of the Winter Olympics. The focus has shifted to the 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia. Now that we're one year away, here are 10 Canadian athletes to watch:
Kaillie Humphries -- Her resume is loaded and she'll be a good bet to reach the top of the podium again in women's bobsled. Humphries has dominated the World Cup circuit over the last year and successfully defended her title at the recent world championships. What's unclear is who will join her in the sled in Sochi. Will current brakewoman Chelsea Valois get the job or will Humphries reunite with Heather Moyse, who pushed her to gold in Vancouver?
------
Mark McMorris -- The 19-year-old snowboarder has been a dominant force in the slopestyle discipline, which will be making its Olympic debut in Sochi. He successfully defended his slopestyle title at the X Games last month. McMorris has no fear on the slopes and has shown he's not intimidated by snowboarding icon Shaun White. Their budding rivalry may just climax at the Winter Games.
------
Sidney Crosby -- If NHL players participate at the Olympics, you can count on Crosby being the anchor of the Canadian team. He scored the Golden Goal in Canada's overtime win over the United States at the 2010 Games in Vancouver. Crosby is just 25 and in his prime. He just needs to stay healthy. The Pittsburgh Penguins superstar has been hampered by concussion and neck issues the last two seasons.
------
Kaetlyn Osmond -- Patrick Chan and ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are expected to lead a strong Canadian figure skating team into Sochi. But Osmond is a good bet to make her Olympic breakthrough in Russia. The 17-year-old skater isn't afraid of the big stage. She upset a strong field at Skate Canada International in October in her first-ever Grand Prix appearance. Osmond followed it up with her first Canadian women's title last month.
------
Christine Nesbitt -- The long-track speedskater has picked up where she left off after a tremendous 2011-'12 season. Nesbitt won gold in the 1,000 metres at the world sprint championships last month and has been a regular on the World Cup podium for years. She also thrives in the Olympic spotlight. Nesbitt won silver in the team pursuit at the 2006 Games in Turin and took the gold in the 1,000 at the Vancouver Olympics in 2010.
------
Rosalind Groenewoud -- The freestyle skier from Calgary is expected to lead Canadian hopes in the women's halfpipe competition, another debut event at the Sochi Games. She took an interest in moguls as a youngster before making the transition to freestyle. Now Groenewoud is the reigning world champion. She also won the X Games title last year.
------
Mikael Kingsbury -- Kingsbury has been a force on the World Cup moguls circuit. He reached the podium at 19 straight events before his ski popped off in a quarter-final last weekend in Utah. The defending World Cup champion gives Canada an impressive 1-2 punch with Alex Bilodeau, who won Canada's first gold medal at the Vancouver Games. Kingsbury was named FIS rookie of the year in 2010 and won the Crystal Globe last year.
------
Kelsey Serwa -- Canada's Ashleigh McIvor put skicross on the map by winning gold in the sport's debut at the 2010 Vancouver Games. Serwa just missed the podium that year but is a good bet to pick up some hardware in Sochi. With McIvor now retired, Serwa is the anchor of the Canadian women's skicross team and has shown that she's back in form after a knee injury. Serwa is currently third in the overall standings.
------
Devon Kershaw -- After a near-miss in 2010, Kershaw is poised to reach the Olympic podium in Sochi. He was fifth in the men's classical 50-kilometre race in Vancouver, finishing just 1.6 seconds behind gold medallist Petter Northug of Norway. Kershaw, a two-time Olympian, finished second overall on the World Cup circuit last year and was fourth at the 2012 Tour de Ski.
------
Charles Hamelin -- The veteran speedskater is not only a threat to reach the short-track podium on his own, he'll be a key cog in the men's relay event as well. The Sochi ice agrees with him. Hamelin won back-to-back gold medals at last week's World Cup stop in the 2014 Olympic host city. He also won gold in the 500 metres and men's relay at the Vancouver Games.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

24 is on the light side of where Canada should be. 29 for Norway and 41 for Germany is on the heavy side for them. Canada ans the USA are the ones that could be setting the new records for total and gold medals.

Totally agree considering the new events added favour the Canadians and Americans the most.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...