Vekaiyu at the Seventh Winter Olympics

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at the Seventh Winter Olympics

Flag of Vekaiyu
County code VEK
NOC Vekaiyun Olympic Council
Competitors 112 athletes in all sports
Flag bearer Imanov Rokalinsre (Snowboarding)
Rank: 15th;
NS Olympic history
Summer Games
Winter Games

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.

Initial Predictions

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.


Medal Name(s) Sport Event
Bronze Ehjy Nobolesku Figure Skating Men’s Individual
Silver Herul Jakevire, Xa Bekistre Figure Skating Pairs — Free Skate
Gold Sayli Siyarov Cross-Country Skiing Women’s 15 km Pursuit
Gold Todd Luvare Freestyle Skiing Men’s Moguls
Medals by sport
Sport med_1.png Med 2.png med_3.png Total
Cross-Country Skiing 1 0 0 1
Freestyle Skiing 1 0 0 1
Figure Skating 0 1 1 2
Medals by type
Type med_1.png Med 2.png med_3.png Total
Men's 1 0 1 2
Women's 1 0 0 1
Mixed 0 1 0 1
Total 2 1 1 4
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