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Winter Olympic Games 2018 Debuting or Returning Nations

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ahjfcshfghb    53
8 hours ago, heywoodu said:

An NOC openly even giving a percentage when you ask for it, now that's helpful :d 

Hahahaha yep! :d Though in my experience NOCs tend to be overly optimistic so I've given them 5% in my list for now.

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dcro    781

:VEN Mariana-Isabel Arcaya went under 140 points in yesterday's slalom. Meanwhile, :MLT Pellegrin has ensured Malta's participation, though I hope Spiteri will make it too in snowboard halfpipe.

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Dragon    38
On 9/11/2017 at 21:47, ahjfcshfghb said:

The Jordanian :JOR federation has said:

 

Hope all is well and thanks for your email. Indeed we currently have a skier (Suhail Azzam) working on qualification for Winter Olympic 2018, he's one of the 2 Jordanian athletes who participated in the Sapporo Asian Winter Games.
Jordan is also in the process of registering with FIS (Skiing International Federation). I have cc'd members of our committee for winter sports, media team and Suhail himself on this email so you can get more information.
 
He has been dedicated to training for the last month and a half and should be training for another 2 months until he starts competition in December. His main issue will be time as he will have to log a low enough FIS total before the deadline in January.
 
Jordan has never qualified for non-exibition Winter Olympic sport, so this gives him an edge and with no others from Jordan attempting to qualify if he improves slightly between now and competition he should have a 40-50% chance of qualification.
Will keep you updated once he completes his first competition.
 
Please note that we are also working to grow our scouting for Jordanians around the world who have the potential of participating in the Youth Olympic Games 2020 and Winter Olympics 2022. 
 
 

Best Regards,

 

Nasser Majali

Secretary General

Jordan Olympic Committee

 
So maybe alpine skiing. Based on the AWG though I'd say at least this year it's a long shot bid.

 

Mohammed Hadid. the father of supermodel Gigi Hadid, attempted to represent Jordan in the demonstration sport of speed skiing in 1992. Despite what it is claimed on the internet he did not compete

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intoronto    136

The FIS doesn't approve members until the summer anyways. So I think its too late for Jordan in 2018 :(

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Dragon    38
On 9/9/2017 at 11:11, dcro said:

I wonder if we are eventually going to have a whole orchestra from exotic nations... So far it's a violinist and a composer. :p

Youth Olympics Bobsleigh silver medallist 2012

Not really an "exotic nation" but...

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ahjfcshfghb    53
8 hours ago, intoronto said:

The FIS doesn't approve members until the summer anyways. So I think its too late for Jordan in 2018 :(

Apparently they approved the Dominican Republic at this year's 'spring meeting' and they have an 'autumn meeting' in October so maybe Jordan will be approved there?

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ahjfcshfghb    53

I have been talking to the Indonesian :INA short track athletes from the SEA Games (Steveanus and Johannes Wihardja). Both of them have managed to get under 47.000 seconds in the 500m and thus are under the limit for World Cup competition. Steveanus actually managed to get under 46 seconds and is on about the same level as the top skaters in Singapore/Malaysia. Apparently the federation didn't enter them for the first two World Cups, probably because they got the qualifying times at very late notice, but they have both said they will ask the federation to send them to the third and fourth World Cups in November (Shanghai and Seoul). I gave them all the information from ISU regarding those competitions. Qualifying for the Olympics would still be possible but would require lots of luck/two solid results as the top 3 results are taken into account. 

Then again, in short track, anything's possible. 

Will keep this post updated.

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ahjfcshfghb    53

It is also confirmed at the Short Track World Cup in Budapest we will see :COL:PRK , :MAS and :SGP. Think North Korea in particular has a decent chance to qualify.

Other nations there that haven't qualified for Pyeongchang yet are :IND, :TPE and :HKG

No :THA, :INA or :QAT. Thailand should be at the Asian World Cups in November as they were last year. Latter two odds are slimmer but possible, Qatar has an athlete who got 4 seconds off qualifying time a year ago, far better than their athletes at the Asian Winter Games. Indonesia as mentioned already has athletes qualified. 

 

UPDATE: The Indonesian athletes have scheduled a meeting with the federation on Thursday. So far it seems the federation is considering sending them to the short track WCs in Shanghai/Seoul. Very interesting! If they pull off a Bradbury type result even the Olympics would be possible. :p 

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ahjfcshfghb    53

An update on :EGY:

Helmy Elsaeed the cross country skier is trying to establish an Egyptian Ski federation. Apparently it never officially existed and the Egyptian who previously participated had dual US citizenship, so could go through them without national quotas (at the time none existed). The rules of Egypt's Ministry of Sport are that multiple clubs have to play a sport before a federation can be established. Helmy is the only skier, so is trying to get exceptions. He also said he might try to participate as an Independent Olympic Athlete (though I doubt the FIS will let him get points like that). Point is he has to get Egypt accepted by the Autumn meetings in October 3rd-7th as the preliminary entry deadline is on the 9th. If he can manage that he'll probably qualify. From what I've seen he's a capable enough skier.

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Griff88    93
On 9/16/2017 at 11:31, ahjfcshfghb said:

It is also confirmed at the Short Track World Cup in Budapest we will see :COL:PRK , :MAS and :SGP. Think North Korea in particular has a decent chance to qualify.

Other nations there that haven't qualified for Pyeongchang yet are :IND, :TPE and :HKG

No :THA, :INA or :QAT. Thailand should be at the Asian World Cups in November as they were last year. Latter two odds are slimmer but possible, Qatar has an athlete who got 4 seconds off qualifying time a year ago, far better than their athletes at the Asian Winter Games. Indonesia as mentioned already has athletes qualified. 

 

UPDATE: The Indonesian athletes have scheduled a meeting with the federation on Thursday. So far it seems the federation is considering sending them to the short track WCs in Shanghai/Seoul. Very interesting! If they pull off a Bradbury type result even the Olympics would be possible. :p 

Whoa I even don't know about this :d

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