Bosnia and Herzegovina at the 2014 Winter Olympics
|Bosnia and Herzegovina at the
2014 Winter Olympics
|NOC||Olympic Committee of Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Competitors||5 in 3 sports|
|Flag bearer||Žana Novaković (opening
|Winter Olympics appearances (overview)|
|Other related appearances|
|Yugoslavia (1920–1992 W)|
Bosnia and Herzegovina competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, from 7 to 23 February 2014. The team consists of five athletes in three sports. The team marched in the opening ceremony wearing clothes that paid homage to the 30th anniversary of the 1984 Winter Olympics held in Sarajevo.
The selection of alpine skier Žana Novaković as flagbearer resulted in controversy as another skier, Igor Laikert, had better results. There were suggestions that this had to due with the ethnic divide in the country with Laikert coming from the Muslim-Croat community.
According to the quota allocation released on 20 January 2014, Bosnia and Herzegovina had three athletes in qualification position.
|Athlete||Event||Run 1||Run 2||Total|
|Igor Laikert||Men's combined||1:59.76||44||55.94||24||2:55.70||27|
|Men's giant slalom||DNF|
|Marko Rudić||Men's giant slalom||1:29.55||53||1:30.40||49||2:59.95||49|
|Žana Novaković||Women's giant slalom||1:24.54||42||1:23.24||38||2:47.78||37|
Bosnia and Herzegovina received a reallocation quota spot in biathlon. Tanja Karišik also competed in cross-country skiing.
|Tanja Karišik||Women's individual||DNF||1||DNF|
|Women's sprint||25:06.8||2 (1+1)||78|
According to the quota allocation released on 20 January 2014, Bosnia and Herzegovina had two athletes in qualification position.
|Mladen Plakalović||Men's 50 km freestyle||DNF|
|Tanja Karišik||Women's 10 km classical||41:34.6||+13:16.8||72|
|Mladen Plakalović||Men's sprint||4:40.64||82||Did not advance|
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- "Sochi 2014 Opening Ceremony - Flagbearers" (PDF). www.olympic.org. Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee. 7 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
- "Sochi 2014 Closing Ceremony - Flagbearers" (PDF). The International Olympic Committee (IOC). 23 February 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
- "5 Representatives of B&H in Sochi". Sarajevo Times. 12 January 2014. Archived from the original on 16 January 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
- "Summary of Quota allocation as per 20.01.2013" (PDF). www.fis-ski.com. FIS. 20 January 2014. Retrieved 23 January 2014.[permanent dead link]