The Points Table – Day Eight

The middle Saturday of the Sochi Olympics saw a fundamental change to the points table. Since Day 1 Norway have led, usually with a sizeable lead, but today Russian speed skaters and skeleton sliders teamed up to push the host country into a 13 point lead. Positions 3 to 6 are now separated by only 2 points with the USA hanging in there ahead of Germany, Canada and the Netherlands. Despite winning their 1st gold of 2014, Sweden dropped out of the top ten.

The scoring table is as follows;
1st 8 points
2nd 7
3rd 6
4th 5
5th 4
6th 3
7th 2
8th 1
If countries are level on points their single best result is the tiebreak

Rank Nation Points Tie breaker
1 RUS 181
2 NOR 168
3 USA 150
4 GER 141
5 CAN 136
6 NED 130
7 CHN 95
8 SUI 87
9 AUT 83
10 ITA 80
11 SWE 78
12 JPN 76
13 FRA 57
14 SLO 46
15 CZE 44
16 POL 42
17 FIN 33
18 KOR 32
19 BLR 30
20 AUS 29
21 GBR 27
22 LAT 24
23 KAZ 19
24 SVK 15
25 UKR 13
26 CRO 7
27 BEL 5 4th
27 ESP 5 4th
29 HUN 2

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