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COC aims to be number one in Sochi

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According to Ted Wyman of the Winnipeg Sun on Monday, Canadian Olympic Committee president Marcel Aubut believes team Canada has a significant chance to finish in first place in the overall medal standings at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.

Team Canada will be battling for first place with Russia, the United States, Germany and Norway. Sports where Canada is expected to do very well includes short track speed skating, freestyle skiing, hockey, curling, snowboarding and figure skating.

However, Canadians have not had outstanding success on the World Cup circuit over the last two months, and Aubut's optimism may be a little too much. According to Tony Care of CBC Sports, team Canada has fallen out of the top five in the overall World Cup medal standings behind the Netherlands. Now there is minimal chance the Netherlands will be ahead of Canada at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi because the only sport the Netherlands is dominant in is long track speed skating, but Canadian athletes will be put to the test in two months and analyzed under the microscope. Success will depend on the numbers of medals won compared to the other Olympic winter powerhouses.

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