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British Virgin Islands at the 2014 Winter Olympics

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British Virgin Islands at the
2014 Winter Olympics
Flag of the British Virgin Islands.svg
IOC code IVB
NOC British Virgin Islands Olympic Committee
in Sochi
Competitors 1 in 1 sport
Flag bearer Peter Crook (opening[1] and closing)
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

The British Virgin Islands sent a delegation to compete at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia from 7–23 February 2014. This was the second Winter Olympic Games appearance for the territory, after the 1984 Winter Olympics. The team consisted of one athlete, the freestyle skier Peter Crook, who became the territory's second Winter Olympian ever. In the men's halfpipe, he came in 27th place.

Background[edit]

The British Virgin Islands Olympic Committee was recognized by the International Olympic Committee on 31 December 1981.[2] The British Virgin Islands joined Olympic competition at the 1984 Winter Olympics, and have they have participated in every Summer Olympic Games since the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.[3] The only prior Winter Olympics appearance for the British Virgin Islands had come 30 years prior, in Sarajevo at the 1984 Winter Olympics.[4] The British Virgin Islands' delegation to Sochi consisted of a single competitor, freestyle skier Peter Crook.[5] Crook was only the second Winter Olympian ever for the territory.[6] The chef de mission for the delegation was Mark Chapman, who is a chartered accountant and has served as the treasurer of the British Virgin Islands Olympic Committee.[7][1] Crook was selected as the flag bearer for both the opening ceremony and closing ceremony.[8][9]

Freestyle skiing[edit]

According to the final quota allocation released on 20 January 2014, The British Virgin Islands had one athlete in qualification position.[10] Peter Crook was 21 years old at the time of the Sochi Olympics.[11] On 18 February, he competed in the qualifying round of the men's halfpipe, held in heavy snow.[12] In the qualification round, each skier was given two runs, with the best of the two runs determining placement; the top 16 were allowed to advance.[13] In his first run, Crook scored 24.20 points, and a higher 25.20 points in his second run.[13] However, this was only enough for 27th place, and Crook was therefore eliminated.[13] With his Olympic participation concluded, the territory did not win a medal at these Games.[14]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank
Peter Crook Men's halfpipe 24.20 25.20 25.20 27 Did not advance

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Peter Crook – BVI's Flag Bearer At Winter Games; Local Delegation Will Attend". British Virgin Islands Platinum News. 5 February 2014. Archived from the original on 21 February 2014. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
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  3. ^ "British Virgin Islands". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 4 January 2018. Retrieved 29 July 2018. 
  4. ^ "Chances are high for British Virgin Island talent Peter Crook to compete in Sochi". International Ski Federation. 28 October 2013. Archived from the original on 30 January 2014. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "British Virgin Islands at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 11 February 2018. Retrieved 29 July 2018. 
  6. ^ "Crook to join list of BVI Winter Olympians!". Virgin Islands News Online. 6 August 2013. Archived from the original on 17 December 2013. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Mark Chapman". Azur Counsulting. Archived from the original on 22 June 2016. Retrieved 29 July 2018. 
  8. ^ "Sochi 2014 Opening Ceremony – Flagbearers" (PDF). International Olympic Committee. Archived (PDF) from the original on 23 March 2018. Retrieved 9 July 2018. 
  9. ^ "Sochi 2014 Closing Ceremony – Flagbearers" (PDF). International Olympic Committee. Archived (PDF) from the original on 23 March 2018. Retrieved 9 July 2018. 
  10. ^ "Summary of Quota allocation as per 20.01.2014" (PDF). International Ski Federation. 20 January 2013. Archived from the original on 21 February 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  11. ^ "Peter Crook Bio, Stats, and Results". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 10 July 2017. Retrieved 29 July 2018. 
  12. ^ "Freestyle Skiing at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games: Men's Halfpipe". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 29 April 2018. Retrieved 29 July 2018. 
  13. ^ a b c "Freestyle Skiing at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games: Men's Halfpipe Qualifying Round". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 7 July 2017. Retrieved 29 July 2018. 
  14. ^ "Olympics: Crook marks ski landmark for British Virgin Islands". GlobalPost. Agence France-Presse. 18 February 2014. Archived from the original on 26 February 2014. Retrieved 18 February 2014.