Germany predicted to top 2018 Olympics medal standings


Germany predicted to top 2018 Olympics medal standings

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Belarus is predicted to win two medals at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang - silver and bronze. This is according to the authoritative agency Gracenote, specializing in the processing of statistical data in sports.

The agency tried to forecast the results of the 2018 Olympics. Their forecast was compiled based on the results of the 2014 Olympics in Sochi. Also, when making the prediction, the decision of the International Olympic Committee regarding Russia's participation in the future Games was taken into account.

Gracenote says Germany will top the medal standings with 40 medals (14-12-14).

In second place is Norway - 37 medals (14-11-12). Third place is occupied by Canada with 33 medals (7-12-14). Next come the USA, which is predicted to grab 29 medals (10-10-9). The fifth is France, with 24 medals (9-9-6).

Belarus, with two medals in the overall standings, is expected to take 24th place, according to Gracenote.