Until February 26, will be played 84 sets of medals in 15 sports: the biathlon, bobslee, skiing, curling, hockey, figure skating, skeletone, snowboarding, konkobezhnom, ski and sannom sport, ski double, fristayle, jumps on the ski jumping and short-track.
Total Turin visit around 2500 athletes from 84 participating countries, and about a half million tourists.
Russian team became one of the most numerous at the Olympics - it comprises 178 athletes.
the eve of launch the leadership of the Russian Olympic team has once again voiced "plan for the medals." Vice President of Olympic Committee of Russia Vladimir Vasin said that the Russians are counting on 25 medals, of which 7-8 will be golden, IA Regnum.
Traditionally hopes pinned on the representatives of figure skating, ski racing and biathlon. Following behind them, taking into account the recent victory of Svetlana Zhurov at the world championships are the skaters. If you're lucky, the team has to be the coin and on the basis of male and female hockey tournaments, competitions bobsleyu, sannomu Sport, fristaylu, snowboards and even kerlingu.
In general, it is expected that the first place in obschekomandnom offset by the number of medals get a team of Norway, a team in Germany.
Russian team is unlikely to finish first.
Recall that at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City pervenstvovala Norwegian team in the 13th gold medals. The Germans then finished the Games with one medal of gold lower. The Russian team won five medals, the highest sample and fifth place, losing to the United States and Canada.