In 2014, the Olympic Games are held. Many athletes are preparing intensively for their participation. Belgium is one of the countries that will participate in the Olympic Winter Games in 2014. The Olympic Winter Games will be from 7 to 23 FEB 2014 in the Russian resort of Sochi. It is the second time that organized the Olympic Games in Russia. In 1980, the Olympic flame Once ignited. in 1980 in the then Soviet Union. The Soviet Union was the year for hosting the summer Olympic Games held since in Moscow.Although Belgium since 1924 is participating in the Winter Games, continued the number of Olympic medals for Belgium stabbing at 5. Therefore, all hopes are now linked to the Belgian participants in the 2014 Games.
Belgium will participate in the Winter Olympics
Belgium, like many other countries, sports, fast already is preparing for the Olympic Games. Belgium is, in contrast to the Netherlands, since the first winter games in the biggest winter sports event in the world. The first Winter Olympics were held in 1924. In 1924 Winter Olympics were held in the French town Charmonix. At the first Winter Games took 31 athletes share. Remarkably, of the 31 competitors, 18 athletes were from Belgium. In all editions of the Olympic Winter Games, which was organized after 1924 Belgium took part twice Belgium not to participate in the Winter Olympics. It was the Winter Olympics in 1960 and 1968.
The number of Belgian medals at OLYMPICS
In the 1924 Olympics for men vijfmansbob managed to win the bronze medal. This bronze medal Belgium’s first medal at the Winter Olympics had become a fact. In the end knew Belgium, in the history of the Olympic Winter Games, winning five Olympic medals, was the last medal achieved during the 1998 Winter Games in 1998. The Olympics were held in Nagano, Japan. Nagano knew skater Bart Veldkamp to win an Olympic medal. The person the Dutchman, who played for Belgium since 1997, succeeded in this game to win the bronze medal in the 10,000 metres. The gold medal in the 10,000 metres in Nagano in 1997 went to Dutchman Gianni Romme.
Overview Olympic medals won at the winter games
Risk of Olympic medal for Belgium in 2014
In 2014, it won medals in 98 disciplines. In 98 disciplines will be presented during the Olympic Games 2014, 1300 in total medals. Chances are that will be one of these medals for Belgium, seems to belong to the realistic possibilities.
Former Olympic champion Bart Veldkamp and winner of the bronze in 1998, has now been appointed to the skating coach Belgian riders. Together with his student Bart Swings Bart Veldkamp and his team will try during the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, one or more Olympic medals to demand. Because of his performance during the World Cup, World Inline Speedskating Allround 2013 World Cup 2013 and Distance skating all eyes are focused on Bart Swings.
Belgian participants 2014 Olympics
During the Olympic Games in Turin in 2006 and Vancouver 2010 names are respectively four and eight Belgians took part in the Winter Olympics. For the games in Sochi also has qualified eight athletes.
The Belgian qualified participants 2014 Olympics
Earned medals for Belgium 2014
During the 2014 Winter Olympics, is the number of medals attained by Belgium are held daily in the Olympic Medal tally in 2014.
For more information about the Winter Olympics, including a complete overview of the different sports, the participants and the results can be found in Special: Winter Olympics in 2014.