Ger­many pre­dicted No. 1 at Olympics, Canada 4th

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTING LIFE -

If the Pyeongchang Olympics were held to­day, Ger­many would win the most gold medals — and the most medals over­all.

That’s the fore­cast from U.S.-based Gra­cenote, a sports and en­ter­tain­ment data provider that put out its fore­cast on Mon­day, nine months be­fore the Win­ter Games open.

Ger­many is pre­dicted to win 14 gold medals and 35 over­all. Next is Nor­way with 12 gold and 34 over­all, fol­lowed by the United States with 10 gold and 32 over­all. Af­ter that in the gold-medal count are France (9), Aus­tria (7), South Korea (7), Nether­lands (6), Rus­sia (6) and China (6).

Canada is pro­jected to win 27 medals over­all, fourth out of all na­tions, but only five gold.

The cal­cu­la­tions as­sume Rus­sia’s full team will par­tic­i­pate.

The vir­tual ta­ble weighs re­sults in re­cent world cham­pi­onships and other world-class events, giv­ing more weight to the most re­cent.

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