The biggest winter sports event starts in a few days. Pyeongchang in South Korea will host XXIII Winter Olympic Games 2018 from 9th until 25th February. I like skiing and atmosphere of World Cup competitions, but Olympics are way better. The atmosphere and the fact that Olympics are only every 4 years made them special. Most of the people will forget the winner of last year World Cup in a few months, but winners of Olympics have always a special place in our memories and hearts. The same applies to skiers. They can have a really bad season until February, but win in Pyeongchang will change everything for them. So in a few days, we will know the winners but before I try to predict who will be successful in skiing competitions and will add also one bonus ice-hockey prediction. Here are my Bold Winter Olympics 2018 Predictions.
Please take it as a fun reading before Winter Olympic Games start. I will not try to predict the winner of every skiing competition. I will pick skiing competitions where I see the clear favorite or clear surprising winner. But I, of course, can be wrong.
ALPINE SKIING OLYMPICS 2018 PREDICTIONS
Men’s Downhill 11.02.2018
Everybody expects Norway – Switzerland battle for Gold. It will be that way, but not with the names you expect. No Feuz but Mauro Caveziel will make history and earns gold for Pyeongchang. Norway “almost golden” boys will take silver and bronze medals.
Ladies Slalom 14.02.2018
There is one lady who dominates it all. Mikaela Shiffrin. There is no reason for change during Olympics 2018. Shiffrin wins it again. The second and third place will be another story. Veronika Velez-Zuzulova suffered the knee injury during autumn practice. However, she is doing everything to return just in time for Olympics Slalom. And she will make it. It will be called “dream comeback” even with silver finish. Third place and the bronze medal will go to Petra Vlhova. She won the 1st slalom of the season, but then it was just misery. Bronze from Olympics will change Vlhova season.
Ladies Downhill 21.02.2018
If you do not think that Lindsey Vonn is Skiing Legend, you should change your opinion after Olympics 2018. Nobody has her as favorite but she will surprise everybody and herself too.
Men’s Slalom 22.02.2018
No surprises in this competition expected. Marcel Hirscher is just too good for everyone else. Kristoffersen and Matt will try hard, but they do not succeed. This season is all about Hirscher.
Cross-country skiing Olympics 2018 predictions below
CROSS COUNTRY SKIING OLYMPICS 2018 PREDICTIONS
Ladies Skiathlon 10.02.2018
A lot of hope lies at Sweden Charlotte Kalla, she will try, but at Skiathlon she will take just silver. Marit Bjoergen will not be the biggest favorite before the start, but she will come to South Korea with the perfect form.
Men’s Skiathlon 11.02.2018
Nobody will be surprised with Johannes Klaebo performance at Olympics. He was top skier at the start of the season, then he took some rest just to be perfectly prepared for Pyeongchang competitions. Skiathlon Gold will not be the only one he will take home in February.
Men’s 50 km C 24.02.2018
This will be Dario Cologna biggest triumph. He already has gold from 2010 Olympic Games, but to win 50 kilometers competition is better, much better.
Ladies 30 km C 25.02.2018
What a day for Austrian skiing comes at the last day of Winter Olympic Games 2018. Teresa Stadlober will surprise many but not us.
Biathlon Olympics 2018 predictions below
BIATHLON OLYMPICS 2018 PREDICTIONS
Ladies 15 km Individual 14.02.2018
Ladies biathlon competitions are pretty hard to predict. There are many possible winners, but Olympics 2018 will be mainly about Dorothea Wierer. She will be the hot one during Pyeongchang.
Men’s 20 km Individual 15.02.2018
Martin Fourcade or Johannes Boe? Hard question, but my answer is clear. Martin Fourcade.
Gold: Fourcade Martin
Silver: Boe Johannes
Gold: Boe J.T.
Ladies 12.5 km Mass Start 17.02.2018
This win for Wierer will be quite surprising. Even in her best form she will no the be main favorite for this event. However, with few medals already in her possession, she will be stress-free. Another gold for Dorothea.
Men’s 15 km Mass Start 18.02.2018
Everybody expects the gold battle between Fourcade and Boe. That will be true, but another Boe. Tarjei Boe will take the gold in most watched biathlon event in Pyeongchang. Brother Johannes will finish second, followed by Martin Fourcade.
Gold: Boe Tarjei
Silver: Boe Johannes
Bronze: Fourcade Martin
Gold: Fourcade M.
One more prediction (bonus one) below!
ICE HOCKEY OLYMPICS 2018 PREDICTIONS
And my bonus prediction is here. There will be no NHL player in South Korea, so long dominance of Canada is gone. However, another team will make its home at the ice rink. SKA St. Petersburg and CSKA Moscow team, playing under the name “athletes from Russia ” under the IOC flag will win it.
Gold: athletes from Russia – Russia
We will run a ranking of skiing brand medal successes during Olympics