Vekaiyu at the Seventh Winter Olympics
at the Seventh Winter Olympics
|Competitors||112 athletes in all sports|
|Flag bearer||Imanov Rokalinsre (Snowboarding)|
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A team of 112 vulpine peoples representing Vekaiyu competed at the 7th Winter Olympics in Liventia. These Olympics represent Vekaiyu's fourth appearance in an inter-regional Olympiad, and second appearance at a Winter Olympics. Like the last winter Olympics, Vekaiyu netted four medals, but improved in its figure skating.
Taken from a V3 News Sports Column by Rin Slakori
The entire delegation of Vekaiyu arrived in the Liventian city of Neverend two days ago. In keeping with tradition, every annual Winter Olympic has been held in a different nation, this time Liventia getting the nod over the combined hosting bid of Civil Citizenry and Cotdelapoms. With difficulties experienced during the Third Water World Championships in Civil Citizenry, questions arose regarding ill feelings toward the voting process. Rumors of the Vekaiyun Olympic Committee attempting to corral votes for Liventia were 'grossly unfounded', a spokesperson stated, and went on to say "Vekaiyu decided the events of 2011 would prevent it from having an unbiased vote; however, the nation was confident in the outcome."
Regardless, the delegation has received the hosting city quite well. Flag-bearer and last year's gold medalist at the men's halfpipe in snowboarding, Imanov Rokalinsre, said, "the city is alive and rhythmic! It definitely is warm despite being snowy, if that makes any sense."
Last year, Vekaiyu took home four medals: two gold, one silver, and one bronze, which was good enough for 18th overall. However, analysts are expecting a better performance from the predominantly vulpine nation, especially after their excellent showing at the Sixth Summer Olympics in Cafundeu, where the nation increased its ranking from 18th to 8th and netted 46 medals in the contest, topped with a dominating performance in gymnastics. Many Vekaiyuns will even admit the nation is more focused in summer events than winter ones, but the western side of the nation, especially by the Ta'lavero Mountains, will always say otherwise.
Specifically, athletes have focused on ice skating events among others. "The 2011 Summer Games opened the world's eyes to the physique of the vulpine body," figure skater Todd Yovenaru said of the Vekaiyun dominance of gymnastics events. "We hope to do the same thing for the winter side of things!" Vekaiyu fields a strong ice skating team this year, much like last year, though athletes will confirm they feel more polished this time around.
Speed skater Ankya Misilevosech, who came out of nowhere last year to win bronze in the 500m event at Ashton, Krytenia, also hopes to outperform this year but, as with last year, doubts regarding the vulpine physique have put into question her ability to find repeat success. "They always seem to count vulpines out when it comes to speed. The [Vekaiyun] swimmers prove them wrong all the time, so they stopped doing it to them. We're short. We're fuzzy. We're apparently not aerodynamic either. News to me, because I'm still doing well!"
New to Vekaiyu's arsenal appears to be an arsenal of excellent young skiers. "I'm so excited to see how we all do!" Rin Novelesu, a freestyle skier from the province of Caviru told reporters yesterday. "I just want to make my family and my nation proud!" Novelesu also informed that her brother was serving in Listonia as the occupation of the neighboring hostile nation continues. "It would be nice to see that resolved by the time we came home, I guess," she added.
|Ehjy Nobolesku||Figure Skating||Men’s Individual|
|Herul Jakevire, Xa Bekistre||Figure Skating||Pairs — Free Skate|
|Sayli Siyarov||Cross-Country Skiing||Women’s 15 km Pursuit|
|Todd Luvare||Freestyle Skiing||Men’s Moguls|
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|Main article: Vekaiyu|
|Important Topics: Culture ♦ Unonian ♦ Vayan Catholicism ♦ Veskono ♦ Vulpine ♦ Armed Forces ♦ Military Ranks and Uniforms|
|Government: Kivreskov ♦ Premier ♦ Ikrisia Levinile ♦ Political Parties ♦ Foreign Officers|
|History: Ancient Vekaiyu ♦ The Time of Troubles ♦ Era of Good Feelings ♦ Trade Leagues ♦ Expansionist Vekaiyu ♦ Partitions of Vekaiyu ♦ Imperial Vekaiyu ♦ Vekaiyu Under Max Venavle ♦ Vekaiyu Under Selvala McEva ♦ 2010 Vekaiyun Civil War|
|Important Figures (Past and Present): Ikrisia Levinile ♦ Leina Kivelevov ♦ Max Venavle ♦ Selvala McEva ♦ St. Aiya ♦ Todd Leyuski|
|Sports: Sports in Vekaiyu ♦ Olympic Council ♦ Sport Uniforms ♦ Fifth Summer Olympics ♦ Sixth Winter Olympics ♦ Seventh Summer Olympics ♦ Eighth Summer Olympics|