http://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/winter/canada-medal-prediction-pyeongchang-games-1.4381772Canada 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.