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hckosice

Winter Olympic Games 2018 Early Qualification Predictions

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hckosice    1,414
11 minutes ago, Agger said:

Total Pessimistic Prediction  - (1)

 

 

 thats definitely what I call a pessimistic prediction :lol: no way ! I´m sure you´ll send more than 10 ;)

 

still so sorry for your hockey team..it´s a shame that such great players will miss the olympics again :(

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Agger    296
55 minutes ago, hckosice said:

 

 thats definitely what I call a pessimistic prediction :lol: no way ! I´m sure you´ll send more than 10 ;)

 

still so sorry for your hockey team..it´s a shame that such great players will miss the olympics again :(

 

I'm expecting at least 8, but sadly I don't feel completely sure about anyone but Faarup.

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LDOG    431

No idea, hopefully 0 and we save money.

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justony    73

:SLO Slovenia

Team Size prediction for Winter Olympic Games 2018 PyeongChang

 

Ski Sports

 

Alpine Skiing  (10-12) - There were eight skiers in Sochi, but prospects are quite good. Among men there are Kranjec, Kosi, Kline most likely to compete in Korea. Women have even more chances with Drev, Bucik, Ferk, Lavtar, Štuhec,... So, if standards are not set too high, we could see at least 10 skiers.

Cross Country Skiing  (6) - All hopes are on ladies, especially in sprint. (Višnar, Fabjan, Čebašek, Einfalt, Razinger, Lampič) Men compete very rarely in World Cup.

Ski Jumping  (9) - No doubt about sending full quota in sport, where we are top 3 nation in the world.

Nordic Combined  (1) - Gašper Berlot ended his career, so now it all depends on Marjan Jelenko. Young guns are still well behind, especially in XCO part. Too bad, it was very close having full team in Sochi.

Freestyle Skiing  (2) - Filip Flisar and Blaž Ogorelc should qualify in ski cross, I am not sure what is happening in other disciplines, where mostly our skiers in different series, not in World cup.

Snowboarding  (8) - I expect full alpine men's team and Gloria Kotnik among ladies. Tim Kevin Ravnjak and Cilka Sadar should most likely compete in freestyle section, there are still some youngsters very talented (Kralj, Štante, Pribošič,...)

Biathlon  (6-7) - Men should qualify with complete team. As for women, Andreja Mali is not competing anymore, Teja Gregorin is quite old, but still in the mix, Anja Eržen should try to fill our mixed relay team. Chances for having women relay are really small, because we don't even have enough girls with permission to compete in World cup.  

 

 

Skating Sports

 

Speed Skating  (0) - Not gonna happen for many years. We don't even have any indoor rink for speed skating.

Short Track Speed Skating  (0) - We had a guy competing in ECH, but he was quite behind. It is most likely to try get a quota maybe in 2022 or more 2026.

Figure Skating  (1) - Daša Grm has most chances to qualify. I am not sure, what is current position in men's category.

 

 

Sleigh Sports

 

Luge  (1) - There is so little money in this sport. Our national championships take place in Innsbruck, cause we do not have any artificial track closer. I still believe we will achieve international standard at least with Danej Navrboc or Žiga Biruš. But you have to know something, Slovenia had two international quota for Sochi (Navrboc, Sirše), which dissapeared because of our hockey team. (not our players, but because of federation members).

Skeleton  (1) - As far as I know, Anže Šetina is not competing anymore, but we have Sara Lavrenčič, who occasionally show up on ladies tour.

Bobsleigh  (0) - There were some fund raises 10 years ago, but now having a bobsleigh team would be completely insane.

 

 

Team Sports

 

Curling  (0) - Pyongchang is too close for our federation, existing only few years. Our men competed second year in a row at ECH in B group, so they could maybe with good development be Olympics contenders for 2026, if not sooner.

Ice Hockey  (25) - No doubt here, Slovenia will have men team at the Olympics for second time in succession. Women, however, already failed to qualify.

 

 

 

Total Optimistic Prediction  -  (80) If there were a lot of alpine skiers (close to 15), full biathlon team and also a team in nordic combined.

Total Pessimistic Prediction  - (50) With our hockey team already in, highly unlikely. But supposing to cross out all sleigh and skating sports and to compete in our basic sports (Alpine sking, CC Skiing, Biathlon) only with individuals.

 

Total Realistic Prediction  -  (65) That would mean one athlete less than in Sochi, where this team was most numerous.

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hckosice    1,414
16 minutes ago, LDOG said:

No idea, hopefully 0 and we save money.

 

I´m pretty sure you´ll send a couple of athletes in alpine skiing :evil:

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Bearas    17

:LTU Lithuania

Team Size prediction for Winter Olympic Games 2018 PyeongChang

 

Ski Sports

 

Alpine Skiing  (2) - Probably just a basic quota of 1 men and 1 women.

Cross Country Skiing  (2-3) - Women's - basic quota, Men's - Basic quota +maybe additional one.

Ski Jumping  (0) -  Unfortunately this sport is no longer practised in Lithuania

Nordic Combined  (0) -  Unfortunately this sport is no longer practised in Lithuania

Freestyle Skiing  (0) - Popular among amateurs, but no one is good enough.

Snowboarding  (0-1) - Might be one quota for women's slopestyle.

Biathlon  (2-6) - at least one men and one woman, but with a little bit of luck at least one team quota is possible,

 

 

Skating Sports

 

Speed Skating  (0) - Unfortunately this sport is no longer practised in Lithuania

Short Track Speed Skating  (1-2) - At least one girl, but some promising boys might get in to shape before 2018.

Figure Skating  (1-5) - 1 in ladies, 1 in ice dance (might be problems with nationality), 1 in pairs (might be problems with nationality),

 

 

Sleigh Sports

 

Luge  (0) - Had a contest to create a national team, but no good efforts yet.

Skeleton  (0) - Had a contest to create a national team, but no good efforts yet.

Bobsleigh (0) - Had a contest to create a national team, but no good efforts yet.

 

 

Team Sports

 

Curling  (0) - Maybe in 2026...

Ice Hockey  (0) - Too much competition, not enough good players.

 

 

 

Total Optimistic Prediction  -  (19)

Total Pessimistic Prediction  - (5)

 

Total Realistic Prediction  -  (8)

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hckosice    1,414

Also for :ARG don´t forget that the winter olympic future can be bright entering much more different sports, this year Argentina experienced some really interesting things at winter youth olympic games, like Veronica Ravenna in Luge or Esmeralda Villalonga in freestyle skiing slopestyle. Also I remeber some Argentinians competing in figure skating :)

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intoronto    306
4 minutes ago, hckosice said:

Also for :ARG don´t forget that the winter olympic future can be bright entering much more different sports, this year Argentina experienced some really interesting things at winter youth olympic games, like Veronica Ravenna in Luge or Esmeralda Villalonga in freestyle skiing slopestyle. Also I remeber some Argentinians competing in figure skating :)

 

Their only good figure skating athlete retired very young. 

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hckosice    1,414
6 minutes ago, intoronto said:

 

Their only good figure skating athlete retired very young. 

 

oh, that sad to hear. thanks :yes

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konig    345

Denis Margalik retired too young for a cronical injury, dont make me remember that :(

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OlympicIRL    845

I really have no idea but it's likely we will be able to count our team on one hand :d

 

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Federer91    200

We would probably have around the same number like we usually have 15-20, with 20 the unrealistic number and 15 the reasonable one. :d

 

The certain ones for me are 11 so far (bar any injuries):

biathlon - 5 men + 1 women

snowboard - Alexandra Jekova and Rado Yankov

ski-jumping - Zografski

alpine - Albert Popov

cross-country - Tsinzov

 

For the rest it will depend how many filler quotas we will get. Like in Sochi we had 4 alpine, 4 cross-country and a luger even, who went on a good holiday. :d And i don't even know if these people still train. Maybe there is a chance in short track dunno.  

 

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