Germany Tops PyeongChang in Medal Projections


Jan. 22

Caleb Cottom

Medal Projections


   It’s still unclear how many Russian athletes will compete in the PyeongChang Olympics, but a few things seem certain-Athletes from winter powers like Germany and Norway could pick up unexpected medals some top Russian athletes with some top Russian absent.


     A medal forecast for PyeongChang, by Gracenote Sports, which refers to itself as a “Sports and entertainment provider,” shows the impact of the sports if Russian athletes cannot make it to the Olympics.


     Gracenote released its medal projection on Wednesday, the 10th, this time removing all Russians from the projection. The company said it would release its final prediction just before the Olympics opening on Feb. 9th this time including Russian athletes who have been registered and who will compete in the Olympics.


     Their participation, of course, would cut into the medal haul of other strong nations. The Russian Olympic committee said in December that “More than 200,” will meet the qualifying criteria.


     Germany’s extra haul would push its medal- leading to 40. 14 gold, 12 silver and 14 bronze. Norway is next with 37 overall, but it would take 14 gold to tie Germany in that department. Canada is expected to take third place with 33 medals. Followed by the United States then France.

 If Germany wins it will be the Country’s most successful haul since 2002.  

     If Germany wins it will be the Country’s most successful haul since 2002.  

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