East Timor at the 2014 Winter Olympics

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Timor-Leste at the
2014 Winter Olympics
Flag of East Timor.svg
IOC code TLS
NOC National Olympic Committee of East Timor
in Sochi
Competitors 1 in 1 sport
Flag bearer Yohan Goutt Goncalves (opening[1][2] and closing)[3]
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Winter Olympics appearances
Other related appearances
 Indonesia (1984–1996)
 Independent Olympic Athletes (2000)

Timor-Leste competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia from 7 to 23 February 2014. The country made its debut at the Winter Olympics.[4][5]

Competitors[edit]

Sport Men Women Total
Alpine skiing 1 0 1
Total 1 0 1

Alpine skiing[edit]

According to the final quota allocation released on January 20, 2014, Timor-Leste had one athlete in qualification position.[6] Goutt Goncalves is the son of a French father and his mother is from East Timor, allowing him to compete for the country.[7][8] On December 29 in a race in Serbia Goutt Goncalves managed to lower his point total to below 140 and officially qualify for the games.[4][9] By qualifying for the event, he also became the first athlete from his country (at any Olympiad) who has not received a wildcard to compete, but has qualified by meeting the qualification standard.[5] Goutt Goncalves spent $75,000 to allow him to qualify and compete at the Games.[10]

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Yohan Goutt Goncalves Men's slalom 1:09.01 77 1:21.88 43 2:30.89 43

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moores, Grace (30 January 2014). "Tiny Pacific nation to make Winter Olympic debut". www.thrivesports.com. Archived from the original on 21 February 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Sochi 2014 Opening Ceremony - Flagbearers" (PDF). www.olympic.org. Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee. 7 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Sochi 2014 Closing Ceremony - Flagbearers" (PDF). The International Olympic Committee (IOC). February 23, 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Trouillard, Stéphanie (5 January 2014). "The skier taking East Timor to the Winter Olympics". France 24. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Jones, Ruby (7 January 2014). "Even cooler runnings as skier from tropical East Timor qualifies for Winter Olympics". ABC Online. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Summary of Quota allocation as per 20.1.2014" (PDF). www.fis-ski.com. FIS. 20 January 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  7. ^ Passa, Dennis (29 November 2013). "One man's journey from tropical East Timor to the Winter Olympics". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  8. ^ Waters, Luke (26 August 2013). "East Timor skier eyes winter Olympics". Special Broadcasting Service. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  9. ^ Lemon, Geoff (21 February 2014). "Sochi 2014: Timor Leste's lone skier offers a breath of fresh Olympic air". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  10. ^ Fendrich, Howard (18 February 2014). "East Timor's 1st Winter Olympian gets set to ski". Washington Post. Krasnaya Polyana, Sochi, Russia. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 

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