At Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, the greatest expectations of the home biathlon team will be those of the Russian Biathlon Union President, Mikhail Prokhorov, owner of Brooklyn Nets.
Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov doubles as the president of Russia’s biathlon union. The billionaire was in Sochi for a biathlon meeting Wednesday, when he outlined his hopes for the Olympics.
“We’re hoping that our biathletes should win two or three gold medals,” Prokhorov said, according to R-Sport. “That minimal result would suit us.”
How realistic is that?
Russia’s gold-medal tallies in biathlon at the Olympics are as follows:
1994 — 3 (out of six events)
1998 — 1 (six events)
2002 — 1 (eight events)
2006 — 2 (10 events)
2010 — 2 (10 events)
One more biathlon event will be added for the 2014 Olympics, a mixed-gender relay.
Russia didn’t win any golds at February’s World Championships in the Czech Republic, only one silver and one bronze. In the 2012-13 World Cup season, it had one overall leader — its men’s relay. Its mixed relay ranked second…
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