Team Canada Likely to Win 33 Medals at the Winter Olympics
January 11, 2018

An international company dealing with data analytics has predicted that the Canadians will be bringing home an astonishing 33 medals from the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Gracenote released a virtual medal table projecting that the Canadians will rank 3rd in total medals, coming in behind Germany, with a predicted 40, Norway, with a probable 37, and ahead of the Americans, who are likely to come home with 29, according to research.

The Projected Could Will Surpass the Vancouver Hall

The 33 medals that have been forecasted for the Canadians, made up of 7 gold, 12 silver, and 14 bronze, would break the record previously set by the country, with that standing at 26. The host team at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver and Whistler, in British Columbia, came away with 14 gold, 7 silver, and 5 bronze and it was clear they had what many would call a home ground advantage. Their take from 2014 will also go up to 26, with 10 gold, 10 silver, and 6 bronze, when the luge relay team is properly upgraded from 4th position to bronze. Russia tumbled from 1st to 4th after being found guilty of doping violations, and their medals were stripped by the International Olympic Committee.

The COC Likely to Contend for the Top Spot

With the opening ceremonies coming up very soon, the Canadian Olympic Committee has not yet stated what their teams’ medal target is for the South Korea. Finishing 1st overall in terms of a total medal count was the goal for both the previous Games, and Canada came in at 3rd in 2010, and will tie with the Norwegians for 2nd place in 2014, with 26 medals.

Chris Overholt, the Chief Executive Officer for the COC has said that they are, as ever, hoping for the 1st position.

Predictions for Canada have Gone Up

With punters everywhere turning from their real money blackjack games to lay wagers on the Winter Olympic events, Gracenote has in fact increased Canada’s Pyeongchang medal haul. They predicted 29 a year ago, upped that to 31 in November 2017, and it now stands at 33.

Be Aware of the Wildcard

Russia is the wildcard for the prediction game, with a total of 42 athletes banned from the Winter Olympics appealing their cases at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Canada will no doubt gain medals in some of the sports thanks to the Russians being absent, but which athletes will be taking part remains to be seen.

The Canadian women’s hockey team is coming out as strong as they can, hoping to once more defeat the Americans, and, ultimately take home the gold. The team is a very strong one, and it is more than likely that they will once again manage to snatch victory, although whether or not this will be at the last minute like last year is impossible to tell! The team’s roster was announced this week, and the players are a good mix of experience and enthusiasm. They have stated their goal, and hopefully they are one of the gold medal winners predicted by Gracenote!


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