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2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

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Hope it's not too soon to start discussing the upcoming Winter Olympics, from February 9th - 25th in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
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Canada projected to win 31 medals in Pyeongchang

If the latest virtual Olympic medal table is to believed, Canada will finish third in the overall standings at the Winter Games with 31 medals — just five of them gold.

The Canadian Olympic Committee has not stated its goal for Pyeongchang, but chief executive officer Chris Overholt is confident of big things.

"We don't make any effort to kind of pin down the particulars of how medals will be won or not won at an Olympic Games," he said Wednesday. "It's an impossible science. We certainly expect to contend for the No. 1 position."

The Canadian team took home 25 medals from the 2014 Sochi Olympics, including 10 gold.

Simon Gleave, the head of analysis for Gracenote Sports, pieced together results from his statistical model to predict the top medal-winning countries for next year's Olympics. He created a virtual medal table on the assumption that Russia's full team will participate and not be subject to a doping ban.

"At the moment we assume with everything we're doing that Russia is in," Gleave told The Associated Press.

Gleave projects that Canada's gold medals will come from men's and women's curling, freestyle skier Mikael Kingsbury, snowboarder Max Parrot and the men's hockey team. He's predicting Canada's championship run in women's hockey will end with the U.S. stealing away the gold in Pyeongchang.
hehe! Never too early to discuss the Olympics! :D
Figure skaters Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir named Canada's flag-bearers

Honour. Pride. Privilege. Emotional. Powerful.

That's how figure skaters Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir describe the feeling of being named Canada's Olympic flag-bearers for the Feb. 9 opening ceremony at the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
I've always found it surprising that 2 people that obviously have chemistry, spend so much time together, and are somewhat 'intimate' with each other on ice aren't a couple/never have been.
Maybe he's gay? That could be one reason they've never become a "couple".
Nah, he isn't gay. They actually had a TV show a few years ago and I binged it. It seemed like she liked him, but he had a girlfriend and didn't seem interest (at the time). They're cute though!
Poor Georgia Simmerling. She broke both of her legs yesterday and will miss the Olympics. She was 4th in the World Cup standings in ski cross and a medal contender in Pyeongchang.
That's horrible. I feel terrible for her and I don't even know her. Very sad to have such a terrible injury - and especially just a few weeks before the start of tne Olympics.
She won a bronze medal in team pursuit (cycling) at the Rio Olympics so she's one of those cross over athletes. At least she has that.
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