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Cyprus at the 2010 Winter Olympics

Cyprus sent a delegation to compete at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, held between 12–28 February 2010. The national delegation consisted of two athletes, alpine skiers Christopher Papamichalopoulos and Sophia Papamichalopoulou. Papamichalopoulou finished 53rd in the women's slalom, the best finish for Cyprus at these Olympics.

Cyprus at the
2010 Winter Olympics
Flag of Cyprus.svg
IOC codeCYP
NOCCyprus Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olympic.org.cy/index.php/gr/ ‹See Tfd›(in Greek)
in Vancouver
Competitors2 in 1 sport
Flag bearer Christopher Papamichalopoulos (opening)
Sophia Papamichalopoulou (closing)
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
The athletes entering the stadium during the opening ceremonies.

BackgroundEdit

The Cyprus Olympic Committee was first recognized by the International Olympic Committee in 1978,[1] and the nation has participated in every Summer Olympics and Winter Olympic Games since their debut in 1980.[2] At the time of the Vancouver Olympics, no Cypriot athlete had ever won a medal. They would win their first medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics two years after Vancouver.[2] The nation sent two alpine skiers to Vancouver, the brother and sister pair of Christopher Papamichalopoulos and Sophia Papamichalopoulou.[3][4][5] Papamichalopoulos was chosen as the flag bearer for the opening ceremony, while Papamichalopoulou was awarded the honor for the closing ceremony.[6][7]

Alpine skiingEdit

Christopher Papamichalopoulos was 21 at the time of the Olympics. In the giant slalom, held on 23 February, he finished the first run with a time of 1 minute and 29 seconds, but failed to finish the second run, and was unranked for the event.[8] He took part in the men's slalom on 27 February, but failed to finish the first run.[9]

Sophia Papamichalopoulou was 19 years old at the time of the Vancouver Olympics.[4] She competed in both the women's giant slalom and the women's slalom. The giant slalom was held on 24–25 February, as weather postponed the second run until the next day.[10] In her first run, she posted a time of 1 minute and 28 seconds; the next morning she was faster, recording a time of 1 minute and 23 seconds. Her total time of 2 minute and 51 seconds was good for 55th place out of 60 competitors who finished both runs.[4][11] The slalom event was held on 26 February, and Papamichalopoulou posted two runs of 1 minute and 2 seconds each.[4] Her combined time was good enough for 53rd place, out of 55 competitors who finished both legs of the race.[12]

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total Rank
Christopher Papamichalopoulos Men's slalom DNF
Men's giant slalom 1:29.02 DNF
Sophia Papamichalopoulou Women's slalom 1:02.47 1:02.71 2:05.18 53
Women's giant slalom 1:28.38 1:23.48 2:51.86 55

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cyprus – National Olympic Committee (NOC)". International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 18 July 2017. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Cyprus". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 8 March 2018. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  3. ^ Reynolds, Melissa (18 January 2010). "Cyprus skiers await Olympic call-up". Neos Kosmos. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d "Sophia Papamichalopoulou Bio, Stats, and Results". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 9 July 2017. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Cyprus at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 15 July 2017. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Complete list of 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic flag-bearers". The Vancouver Sun. 12 February 2010. Archived from the original on 16 February 2010. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  7. ^ "The Flagbearers for the Vancouver 2010 Closing Ceremony" (PDF). International Olympic Committee. 28 February 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 April 2010. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Men's Giant Slalom – Alpine Skiing – 2010 Vancouver Olympics". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 7 May 2018. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Alpine Skiing at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games: Men's Slalom Run 1". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 10 March 2018. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Lindsey Vonn Crashes in Giant Slalom, Harming Julia Mancuso". The New York Times. 24 February 2010. Archived from the original on 17 November 2017. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  11. ^ "Alpine Skiing at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games: Women's Slalom". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 12 July 2017. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  12. ^ "Alpine Skiing at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games: Women's Slalom". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 12 July 2017. Retrieved 7 May 2018.