Luxembourg at the 2014 Winter Olympics

Luxembourg sent a delegation to compete at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia from 7–23 February 2014. This was Luxembourg's eighth appearance at a Winter Olympic Games. The Luxembourgian team consisted of one athlete in cross-country skiing, Kari Peters. In the only event he contested, the men's sprint, he finished in 79th place. He withdrew from the 15 km classical due to illness.

Luxembourg at the
2014 Winter Olympics
The flag of Luxembourg
IOC codeLUX
NOCLuxembourg Olympic and Sporting Committee
Websitewww.teamletzebuerg.lu (in French)
in Sochi
Competitors1 (man) in 1 sport
Flag bearer Kari Peters
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

BackgroundEdit

Luxembourg first joined Olympic competition at the 1900 Summer Olympics and first participated at the Winter Olympic Games at the 1928 Winter Olympics.[1] Their participation at Winter Olympics since has been sporadic; Luxembourg did not sent a delegation to any Winter Olympics from 1948 to 1984.[1] They also skipped the 2002 and the 2010 Winter Olympics.[1] This was Luxembourg's eighth appearance at a Winter Olympics.[1] In their history, Luxembourg has won medals at both the Summer and Winter Olympics; their Winter Olympics medals, both silver, were won in 1992.[1] According to the quota allocation released on 20 January 2014, Luxembourg had one athlete in qualification position for alpine skiing and one for cross-country skiing,[2] however, no alpine skiers were selected for the final Luxembourgian team.[3] The final Luxembourgian team consisted of one cross-country skier, Kari Peters.[4] He was selected as the flag bearer for the opening ceremony, while a volunteer carried the Luxembourg flag for the closing ceremony.[5][6]

Cross-country skiingEdit

Kari Peters was named as the athlete to represent the country after he met the standards of the Luxembourgish Olympic and Sporting Committee.[7] Peters was the first ever athlete to qualify in cross-country skiing for the country.[8] He was 28 years old at the time of the Sochi Olympics.[9] On 11 February he took part in the men's sprint, posting a time of 4 minutes and 13.08 seconds.[10] This time put him in 79th place out of 85 competitors who finished the race.[10] Only the top 30 finishers were allowed to advance to the next round, and Peters was therefore eliminated; the slowest qualifying time was 3 minutes and 37.88 seconds.[10] The gold medal was won by Ola Vigen Hattestad of Norway, silver was won by Teodor Peterson, and bronze by Emil Jönsson, both of Sweden.[11] Peters was also scheduled to compete in the 15 kilometre classical event held on 14 February, but withdrew due to suffering from a severe cold.[12] Peters confirmed with the withdrawal that his Olympics were over.[12]

Sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Kari Peters Men's sprint 4:13.08 79 Did not advance
Kari Peters Men's 15 km classical N/A DNS

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Luxembourg". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 7 March 2018. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Summary of Quota allocation as per 20.01.2014" (PDF). www.fis-ski.com. FIS. 20 January 2014. Archived (PDF) from the original on 21 February 2014. Retrieved 29 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Alpine assigned quota list for Olympic Games 2014". www.fis-ski.com. FIS. 25 January 2014. Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 25 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Kari Peters – Luxembourg's Sochi athlete". wort.lu. 29 January 2013. Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 29 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Sochi 2014 Opening Ceremony – Flagbearers" (PDF). International Olympic Committee. Archived (PDF) from the original on 23 March 2018. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Sochi 2014 Closing Ceremony – Flagbearers" (PDF). International Olympic Committee. Archived (PDF) from the original on 23 March 2018. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Luxembourg cross-country skier headed for Sochi". wort.lu. 18 December 2013. Archived from the original on 24 December 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2014.
  8. ^ Leyder, Jean (18 January 2014). "Kari Peters avait fait des JO son objectif" [Kari Peters had his Olympic goal]. www.lessentiel.lu (in French). L'Essential. Archived from the original on 18 February 2014. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
  9. ^ "Kari Peters Bio, Stats, and Results". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 16 July 2017. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  10. ^ a b c "Cross Country Skiing at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games: Men's Sprint Qualifying Round". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 9 July 2017. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  11. ^ "Cross Country Skiing at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games: Men's Sprint Final Round". Sports Reference. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  12. ^ a b "Kari Peters drops out of 15km Winter Olympics race". wort.lu. 13 February 2014. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2014.