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Israel at the 2014 Winter Olympics

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IOC code  ISR
Competitors  5 in 3 sports
Israel at the 2014 Winter Olympics

NOC  Olympic Committee of Israel
Website (Hebrew) (English)
Flag bearer  Vladislav Bykanov (opening and closing)
Medals  Gold Silver Bronze Total 0 0 0 0

Israel competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The team consisted of five athletes. Vladislav Bykanov was the first male athlete to qualify from Israel in short track speed skating.


Alpine skiing

According to the quota allocation released on January 20, 2014 Israel had qualified two athletes, however only one athlete was selected to compete. Virgile Vandeput missed both races he was entered in, as he was injured during training.

Figure skating

Three skaters qualified to represent Israel. Alexei Bychenko finished the men's singles competition in 21st out of 30 competitors. Andrea Davidovich and Evgeni Krasnopolski finished the pairs skating competition in 15th place out of 20 pairs.

Short track speed skating

Israel achieved the following quota place: Vladislav Bykanov failed to advance out of the opening heats in all three of his events.

Ice hockey pre-qualification

For the 2014 Winter Olympics, Israel attempted to qualify for the first time. Israel went 0-3 in the pre-qualifier, and was unable to attempt to qualify for the tournament.

Non-qualified athletes

Bradley Chalupski attempted to qualify in skeleton but had difficulty convincing the Israeli Olympic Committee to allow him to do so. A group of female alpine skiers also competed and qualified, but Israel decided not to use its quota it earned.


Israel at the 2014 Winter Olympics Wikipedia