Belgium at the 2014 Winter Olympics

Belgium competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia from 7 to 23 February 2014. The team consisted of seven athletes in five sports, one less than in 2010. The goal of the team was a few top-8 performances.[3]

Belgium at the
2014 Winter Olympics
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg
IOC codeBEL
NOCBelgian Olympic and Interfederal Committee
Websitewww.olympic.be (in Dutch and French)
in Sochi
Competitors7 in 5 sports
Flag bearer Hanna Mariën (opening)[1]
Bart Swings (closing)[2]
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo did not plan to attend the 2014 Winter Olympics. He has not said publicly that the decision was a political gesture.[4]

BobsleighEdit

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Hanna Mariën
Elfje Willemsen*
Two-woman 57.92 4 58.02 4 58.33 8 58.30 7 3:52.57 6

* – Denotes the driver of each sled

Figure skatingEdit

Belgium has achieved the following quota places:

Athlete Event SP FS Total
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Jorik Hendrickx Men's singles 72.52 16 Q 141.52 15 214.04 16

Freestyle skiingEdit

According to the quota allocation released on January 20, 2014, Belgium has two athletes in qualification position,[5] but rejected 1 quota in women's ski cross.

Halfpipe
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank
Katrien Aerts Women's halfpipe 51.40 54.40 54.40 17 Did not advance

SnowboardingEdit

According to the quota allocation released on January 20, 2014, Belgium has one athlete in qualification position.[5]

Athlete Event Qualification Semifinal Final
Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank
Seppe Smits Men's slopestyle 88.25 91.00 91.00 5 QS 77.50 84.50 84.50 5 Did not advance

Qualification Legend: QF – Qualify directly to final; QS – Qualify to semifinal

Speed skatingEdit

Based on the results from the fall World Cups during the 2013–14 ISU Speed Skating World Cup season, Belgium has earned the following start quotas:[6]

Athlete Event Final
Time Rank
Bart Swings Men's 1000 m 1:10.14 23
Men's 1500 m 1:45.95 10
Men's 5000 m 6:17.79 4
Men's 10000 m 13:13.99 5
Jelena Peeters Women's 1500 m 1:59.73 20
Women's 3000 m 4:10.87 12

Non-qualified sportsEdit

Alpine skiingEdit

According to the quota allocation released on January 20, 2014, Belgium has six athletes in qualification position.[5] However no alpine skiers were selected for the final team.

  • Men's Events – 3 quota places
  • Women's Events – 3 quota places

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sochi 2014 Opening Ceremony - Flagbearers" (PDF). olympic.org. Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee. 7 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Sochi 2014 Closing Ceremony - Flagbearers" (PDF). The International Olympic Committee (IOC). 23 February 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Sept athlètes belges aux JO d'hiver de Sotchi". flandreinfo.be (in French). 25 January 2014. Archived from the original on 27 January 2014. Retrieved 25 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Putin Plays Games to Salvage Olympics". Bloomberg.com. 19 December 2013.
  5. ^ a b c "Summary of Quota allocation as per 20.01.2014" (PDF). www.fis-ski.com. FIS. 20 January 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2014.
  6. ^ "Communication No. 1841 XXII Olympic Winter Games 2014 Sochi Entries Speed Skating" (PDF). International Skating Union. 23 December 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 December 2013. Retrieved 25 December 2013.

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