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hckosice

Winter Olympic Games 2018 Debuting, Coming Back, Returning and Missing Nations

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hckosice    1,784

Debuting Nations

Nations which have never participated in any Winter Olympic Games and will make their debut in PyeongChang 2018

 

  • :ECU Ecuador
  • :ERI Eritrea
  • :KOS Kosovo
  • :MAS Malaysia
  • :NGR Nigeria
  • :SGP Singapore

 

 

Coming Back Nations

Nations which have already participated in a Winter Olympic Games edition but did not participate in Sochi 2014

 

  • :BOL Bolivia
  • :COL Colombia
  • :GHA Ghana
  • :KEN Kenya
  • :MAD Madagascar
  • :PRK North Korea
  • :PUR Puerto Rico
  • :RSA South Africa

 

     

    Returning Nations

    Nations which participated in Sochi 2014 and will participate also in PyeongChang 2018

     

    • :ALB Albania
    • :AND Andorra
    • :ARG Argentina
    • :ARM Armenia
    • :AUS Australia
    • :AUT Austria
    • :AZE Azerbaijan
    • :BLR Belarus
    • :BEL Belgium
    • :BER Bermuda
    • :BIH Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • :BRA Brazil
    • :BUL Bulgaria
    • :CAN Canada
    • :CHI Chile
    • :CHN China
    • :TPE Chinese Taipei
    • :CRO Croatia
    • :CYP Cyprus
    • :CZE Czech Republic
    • :DEN Denmark
    • :EST Estonia
    • :FIN Finland
    • :FRA France
    • :GEO Georgia
    • :GER Germany
    • :GBR Great Britain
    • :GRE Greece
    • :HKG Hong Kong
    • :HUN Hungary
    • :ISL Iceland
    • :IND India
    • :IRI Iran
    • :IRL Ireland
    • :ISR Israel
    • :ITA Italy
    • :JAM Jamaica
    • :JPN Japan
    • :KAZ Kazakhstan
    • :KGZ Kyrgyzstan
    • :LAT Latvia
    • :LBN Lebanon
    • :LIE Liechtenstein
    • :LTU Lithuania
    • :LUX Luxembourg
    • :MKD Macedonia
    • :MLT Malta
    • :MEX Mexico
    • :MDA Moldova
    • :MON Monaco
    • :MGL Mongolia
    • :MNE Montenegro
    • :MAR Morocco
    • :NED Netherlands
    • :NZL New Zealand
    • :NOR Norway
    • :PAK Pakistan
    • :PHI Philippines
    • :POL Poland
    • :POR Portugal
    • :ROU Romania
    • :RUS Russia
    • :SMR San Marino
    • :SRB Serbia
    • :SVK Slovakia
    • :SLO Slovenia
    • :KOR South Korea
    • :ESP Spain
    • :SWE Sweden
    • :SUI Switzerland
    • :THA Thailand
    • :TLS Timor Leste
    • :TOG Togo
    • :TGA Tonga
    • :TUR Turkey
    • :UKR Ukraine
    • :USA United States
    • :UZB Uzbekistan

     

     

    Missing Nations

    Nations which participated in Sochi 2014 but will not participate in PyeongChang 2018

     

    • :IVB British Virgin Islands
    • :CAY Cayman Islands
    • :DMA Dominica
    • :NEP Nepal
    • :PAR Paraguay
    • :PER Peru
    • :TJK Tajikistan
    • :VEN Venezuela
    • :ISV Virgin Islands
    • :ZIM Zimbabwe

     

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    dcro    2,687

    :BOL Bolivia is surely a safe returning country. :d Their skier is very much focused on competing it seems.

     

    :KEN Kenya should be there too in alpine skiing.

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    hckosice    1,784
    3 minutes ago, dcro said:

    :BOL Bolivia is surely a safe returning country. :d Their skier is very much focused on competing it seems.

     

    :KEN Kenya should be there too in alpine skiing.

     

    That would be amazing for our Bolivian friend, going to follow all his qualification period, but I think yeah, he will manage to qualify and return his country for the winter games :d

     

    also I wonder if South Africa will remains in their harsh qualifying standards also for the winter games ?

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    hckosice    1,784

    Also hope the :ALG cross country skier will qualify this time, If I remember correctly he did qualify for Sochi but Algerian Olympic Comittee refused to send him, If I´m not wrong ? :mumble:

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    dcro    2,687
    5 minutes ago, hckosice said:

     

    That would be amazing for our Bolivian friend, going to follow all his qualification period, but I think yeah, he will manage to qualify and return his country for the winter games :d

     

    also I wonder if South Africa will remains in their harsh qualifying standards also for the winter games ?

     

    I think they will, they actually were allowed to enter a skier for Sochi but they denied the possibility.

     

    Btw, :MAS Malaysia has a very good chance to make debut, they have one very good figure skater.

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    intoronto    407

    :CRC Costa Rica - Andreas Hamm, a freestyle skier has a semi-decent shot at qualifying 

    :AFG Afghanistan - Afghanistan has a couple alpine skiers seeking qualification, more of their abilities will be seen at the Asian Winter Games next year

    :UGA Uganda - Uganda has a snowboarder currently chasing qualification in slopestyle. Might be a bit of a longshot at this point 

    :ERI Eritrea - Shannon Abeda, a Canadian born alpine skier, who competed in 2012 at the Youth Olympics. He was very close to qualifying in 2014, but just missed the cut. He should qualify this time around

    :COL Colombia - Their speed skating team should qualify at least one athlete, and their Youth Olympian from 2016 in alpine skiing should qualify 

    :ECU Ecuador - They have a CC skier, who is at this point a bit of a long shot, but you never know

    :GHA Ghana - Ghana has a skeleton athlete who is originally Dutch, and is just outside the qualification range, but anything is literally possible

    :RSA South Africa - This time hopefully Slive Spleeman gets to go! He qualified but the Olympic Committee rejected the quota. There is also a Swedish born snowboarder who has a semi decent shot of qualifying. 

    :PRK North Korea - This is a mystery. Their athletes usually come out of nowhere to do well in most sports. Speed skating/figure skating remain a possibility for them.

    :TTO Trinidad and Tobago - Another skier (cross country) with Canadian roots, is within striking distance of qualifying. 

    :SGP Singapore - long shot in short track speed skating 

     

    I didn't include :PUR Puerto Rico, because they will reject the quota(s). they earn.

     

    Of the 2014 list, :IVB British Virgin Islands (hasn't competed since 2014), :ZIM Zimbabwe (hasn't competed in a while), :TJK Tajikistan (no athletes currently competing at the qualification level), :DMA Dominica (no athletes) and :NEP Nepal (retired) are in threat of not qualifying  

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    Griff88    239

    :INA will send its hockey team! :lol:

     

    Well, we're debuting in Asian Winter Games in 2017. If everything goes right, we will have represetatives in Ice Hockey, Figure Skating, and Speed skating. :fingers:

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    hckosice    1,784
    20 minutes ago, intoronto said:

    :CRC Costa Rica - Andreas Hamm, a freestyle skier has a semi-decent shot at qualifying 

    :AFG Afghanistan - Afghanistan has a couple alpine skiers seeking qualification, more of their abilities will be seen at the Asian Winter Games next year

    :UGA Uganda - Uganda has a snowboarder currently chasing qualification in slopestyle. Might be a bit of a longshot at this point 

    :ERI Eritrea - Shannon Abeda, a Canadian born alpine skier, who competed in 2012 at the Youth Olympics. He was very close to qualifying in 2014, but just missed the cut. He should qualify this time around

    :COL Colombia - Their speed skating team should qualify at least one athlete, and their Youth Olympian from 2016 in alpine skiing should qualify 

    :ECU Ecuador - They have a CC skier, who is at this point a bit of a long shot, but you never know

    :GHA Ghana - Ghana has a skeleton athlete who is originally Dutch, and is just outside the qualification range, but anything is literally possible

    :RSA South Africa - This time hopefully Slive Spleeman gets to go! He qualified but the Olympic Committee rejected the quota. There is also a Swedish born snowboarder who has a semi decent shot of qualifying. 

    :PRK North Korea - This is a mystery. Their athletes usually come out of nowhere to do well in most sports. Speed skating/figure skating remain a possibility for them.

    :TTO Trinidad and Tobago - Another skier (cross country) with Canadian roots, is within striking distance of qualifying. 

    :SGP Singapore - long shot in short track speed skating 

     

    I didn't include :PUR Puerto Rico, because they will reject the quota(s). they earn.

     

    Of the 2014 list, :IVB British Virgin Islands (hasn't competed since 2014), :ZIM Zimbabwe (hasn't competed in a while), :TJK Tajikistan (no athletes currently competing at the qualification level), :DOM Dominica (not athletes) and :NEP Nepal (retired) are in threat of not qualifying  

     

     

    THANK YOU !!! :bowdown:

     

    PS do you know something more about the :ECU skier ?

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    hckosice    1,784
    12 minutes ago, Griff88 said:

    :INA will send its hockey team! :lol:

     

    Well, we're debuting in Asian Winter Games in 2017. If everything goes right, we will have represetatives in Ice Hockey, Figure Skating, and Speed skating. :fingers:

     

    :d

     

    That´s awesome news, Good luck to your athletes :)

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    dcro    2,687
    33 minutes ago, intoronto said:

    :SGP Singapore - long shot in short track speed skating 

     

    Singapore should also have an outside chance in figure skating.


    Hong Kong might do it in figure skating too.

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