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Ok to be fair we are still working on a better name.

Previews - Winter Olympics Day -2 Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

Just months after the hit Fantasy Game of Thrones we are enacting the inaugural Fantasy Winter Olympics brought to you by Faketeams. Friday starts the 23rd Winter Olympics 95 years after the original Winter Games took place in 1924 at Chamonix France. I am beyond excited for the Olympics to start, most don’t care a whole lot about the Winter Olympics but not this guy.

Where: Pyeongchang, South Korea. More specifically 13 different venues will host all of the Olympics games this year.
Who: Approximately 2,587 athletes from 92 countries will be represented.
Fresh Faces: Ecuador, Eritrea, Kosovo, Malaysia, Nigeria and Singapore are making their Winter Olympics premiere.
2014 Participants not represented this year: British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Nepal, Paraguay, Peru
Russia, Tajikistan, Venezuela, Virgin Islands, Zimbabwe

What:
Alpine skiing (11 total events)
Biathlon (11 total events)
Bobsleigh (3 total events)
Cross-country skiing (12 total events)
Curling (3 total events)
Figure skating (5 total events)
Freestyle skiing (10 total events)
Ice hockey (2 total events)
Luge (4 total events)
Nordic combined (3 total events)
Short track speed skating (8 total events)
Skeleton (2 total events)
Ski jumping (4 total events)
Snowboarding (10 total events)
Speed skating (14 total events)
=102 total events

When: February 9th (Opening Ceremony) – February 25th

How:
The Game
These are the rules of the game.

Pick 4 Countries staying within a DFS budget of $100. These will be your countries for the entirety of the Olympics
Every Gold Medal your country receives will net 3 points for you
Every Silver Medal your country receives will net 2 points for you
Every Bronze Medal your country receives will net 1 point for you

Picks lock in at February 9th at 11:59pm. Updates will be provided a few times each week.

Understanding that not everyone will get their picks in by Midnight of February 9th picks CAN be made after the Olympics have begun; however, your total number of points will be discounted on a pro-rated basis on every day INTO the Olympics we currently are. For example, if you make your picks on February 13th this is how your total would be discounted.Olympic Start Date: February 10th, End Date February 25th – the Olympics runs for 15 days. 12 days of actuals /15 days = 80% discount on total number of points for your team.

At the conclusion of the Olympics the person with the most points wins.

PyeongChang two days ahead of opening of 2018 Winter Olympic Games Photo by Valery Sharifulin\TASS via Getty Images

To figure out the DFS costs – we took a count of every medal accumulated in each of the last 4 Olympics and then weighted it on the same system we are using (Gold Medal = 3 points; Silver = 2 and Bronze = 1) the attached spreadsheet shows the total percentage each country won. Three manual adjustments were made. 1. For South Korea, a $4 premium was added as the host country (generally winning more medals while hosting). 2. Russian athletes operating under the Olympic Athletes from Russia have approximately 75% of the number of normal athletes allowed to compete, a 85% discount was taken on their cost. 3. Finally China is now the People’s Republic of China, it is commensurate with the cost that China earned

Make your 4 selections in the comment section below!

Winter Olympic Cost

Country Weight Cost
Country Weight Cost
Germany (GER) 13% $ 63
Norway (NOR) 10% $ 50
United States (USA) 9% $ 46
Austria (AUT) 7% $ 36
Canada (CAN) 7% $ 36
Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) 0% $ 34
Netherlands (NED) 5% $ 26
Switzerland (SUI) 5% $ 25
South Korea (KOR) 4% $ 25
Sweden (SWE) 5% $ 23
France (FRA) 4% $ 22
People's Republic of China (CHN) 0% $ 20
Finland (FIN) 2% $ 12
Italy (ITA) 2% $ 11
Czech Republic (CZE) 2% $ 11
Poland (POL) 2% $ 8
Japan (JPN) 1% $ 7
Belarus (BLR) 1% $ 6
Croatia (CRO) 1% $ 6
Australia (AUS) 1% $ 6
Slovenia (SLO) 1% $ 5
Great Britain (GBR) 1% $ 4
Estonia (EST) 1% $ 4
Latvia (LAT) 1% $ 3
Slovakia (SVK) 1% $ 3
Ukraine (UKR) 0% $ 2
Bulgaria (BUL) 0% $ 2
Kazakhstan (KAZ) 0% $ 2
Albania (ALB) 0 $ 1
Andorra (AND) 0 $ 1
Argentina (ARG) 0 $ 1
Armenia (ARM) 0 $ 1
Azerbaijan (AZE) 0 $ 1
Belgium (BEL) 0 $ 1
Bermuda (BER) 0 $ 1
Bolivia (BOL) 0 $ 1
Bosnia & Herzegovina (BIH) 0 $ 1
Brazil (BRA) 0 $ 1
Chile (CHI) 0 $ 1
Chinese Taipei (TPE) 0 $ 1
Colombia (COL) 0 $ 1
Cyprus (CYP) 0 $ 1
Denmark (DEN) 0 $ 1
Dominica (DMA) 0 $ 1
Ecuador (ECU) 0 $ 1
Eritrea (ERI) 0 $ 1
Georgia (GEO) 0 $ 1
Greece (GRE) 0 $ 1
Hong Kong (HKG) 0 $ 1
Hungary (HUN) 0 $ 1
Iceland (ISL) 0 $ 1
India (IND) 0 $ 1
Ireland (IRL) 0 $ 1
Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) 0 $ 1
Israel (ISR) 0 $ 1
Kenya (KEN) 0 $ 1
Kosovo (KOS) 0 $ 1
Kyrgyzstan (KGZ) 0 $ 1
Lebanon (LBN) 0 $ 1
Liechtenstein (LIE) 0 $ 1
Lithuania (LTU) 0 $ 1
Luxembourg (LUX) 0 $ 1
Macedonia (MKD) 0 $ 1
Madagascar (MAD) 0 $ 1
Malaysia (MAS) 0 $ 1
Malta (MLT) 0 $ 1
Mexico (MEX) 0 $ 1
Moldova (MDA) 0 $ 1
Monaco (MON) 0 $ 1
Mongolia (MGL) 0 $ 1
Montenegro (MNE) 0 $ 1
Morocco (MAR) 0 $ 1
New Zealand (NZL) 0 $ 1
North Korea (PRK) 0 $ 1
Pakistan (PAK) 0 $ 1
Peru (PER) 0 $ 1
Philippines (PHI) 0 $ 1
Portugal (POR) 0 $ 1
Puerto Rico (PUR) 0 $ 1
Romania (ROU) 0 $ 1
San Marino (SMR) 0 $ 1
Serbia (SRB) 0 $ 1
Singapore (SGP) 0 $ 1
South Africa (RSA) 0 $ 1
Spain (ESP) 0 $ 1
Thailand (THA) 0 $ 1
Timor-Leste (TLS) 0 $ 1
Togo (TOG) 0 $ 1
Turkey (TUR) 0 $ 1
Uzbekistan (UZB) 0 $ 1
Russia (RUS) 8% N/A
China (CHN) 4% N/A

Last four Olympics Medal Counts

Winter Olympic Medal Count

Year Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
Year Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
2014  Russia (RUS) 11 9 9 29
2014  Norway (NOR) 11 5 10 26
2014  Canada (CAN) 10 10 5 25
2014  United States (USA) 9 7 12 28
2014  Netherlands (NED) 8 7 9 24
2014  Germany (GER) 8 6 5 19
2014  Switzerland (SUI) 6 3 2 11
2014  Belarus (BLR) 5 0 1 6
2014  Austria (AUT) 4 8 5 17
2014  France (FRA) 4 4 7 15
2014  Poland (POL) 4 1 1 6
2014  China (CHN) 3 4 2 9
2014  South Korea (KOR) 3 3 2 8
2014  Sweden (SWE) 2 7 6 15
2014  Czech Republic (CZE) 2 4 2 8
2014  Slovenia (SLO) 2 2 4 8
2014  Japan (JPN) 1 4 3 8
2014  Finland (FIN) 1 3 1 5
2014  Great Britain (GBR) 1 1 2 4
2014  Ukraine (UKR) 1 0 1 2
2014  Slovakia (SVK) 1 0 0 1
2014  Italy (ITA) 0 2 6 8
2014  Latvia (LAT) 0 2 2 4
2014  Australia (AUS) 0 2 1 3
2014  Croatia (CRO) 0 1 0 1
2014  Kazakhstan (KAZ) 0 0 1 1
2010  Canada (CAN)* 14 7 5 26
2010  Germany (GER) 10 13 7 30
2010  United States (USA) 9 15 13 37
2010  Norway (NOR) 9 8 6 23
2010  South Korea (KOR) 6 6 2 14
2010  Switzerland (SUI) 6 0 3 9
2010  China (CHN) 5 2 4 11
2010  Sweden (SWE) 5 2 4 11
2010  Austria (AUT) 4 6 6 16
2010  Netherlands (NED) 4 1 3 8
2010  Russia (RUS) 3 5 7 15
2010  France (FRA) 2 3 6 11
2010  Australia (AUS) 2 1 0 3
2010  Czech Republic (CZE) 2 0 4 6
2010  Poland (POL) 1 3 2 6
2010  Italy (ITA) 1 1 3 5
2010  Belarus (BLR) 1 1 1 3
2010  Slovakia (SVK) 1 1 1 3
2010  Great Britain (GBR) 1 0 0 1
2010  Japan (JPN) 0 3 2 5
2010  Croatia (CRO) 0 2 1 3
2010  Slovenia (SLO) 0 2 1 3
2010  Latvia (LAT) 0 2 0 2
2010  Finland (FIN) 0 1 4 5
2010  Estonia (EST) 0 1 0 1
2010  Kazakhstan (KAZ) 0 1 0 1
2006  Germany (GER) 11 12 6 29
2006  United States (USA) 9 9 7 25
2006  Austria (AUT) 9 7 7 23
2006  Russia (RUS) 8 6 8 22
2006  Canada (CAN) 7 10 7 24
2006  Sweden (SWE) 7 2 5 14
2006  South Korea (KOR) 6 3 2 11
2006  Switzerland (SUI) 5 4 5 14
2006  Italy (ITA)* 5 0 6 11
2006  France (FRA) 3 2 4 9
2006  Netherlands (NED) 3 2 4 9
2006  Estonia (EST) 3 0 0 3
2006  Norway (NOR) 2 8 9 19
2006  China (CHN) 2 4 5 11
2006  Czech Republic (CZE) 1 2 1 4
2006  Croatia (CRO) 1 2 0 3
2006  Australia (AUS) 1 0 1 2
2006  Japan (JPN) 1 0 0 1
2006  Finland (FIN) 0 6 3 9
2006  Poland (POL) 0 1 1 2
2006  Belarus (BLR) 0 1 0 1
2006  Bulgaria (BUL) 0 1 0 1
2006  Great Britain (GBR) 0 1 0 1
2006  Slovakia (SVK) 0 1 0 1
2006  Ukraine (UKR) 0 0 2 2
2006  Latvia (LAT) 0 0 1 1
2002  Norway (NOR) 13 5 7 25
2002  Germany (GER) 12 16 8 36
2002  United States (USA)* 10 13 11 34
2002  Canada (CAN) 7 3 7 17
2002  Russia (RUS) 5 4 4 13
2002  France (FRA) 4 5 2 11
2002  Italy (ITA) 4 4 5 13
2002  Finland (FIN) 4 2 1 7
2002  Netherlands (NED) 3 5 0 8
2002  Austria (AUT) 3 4 10 17
2002  Switzerland (SUI) 3 2 6 11
2002  Croatia (CRO) 3 1 0 4
2002  China (CHN) 2 2 4 8
2002  South Korea (KOR) 2 2 0 4
2002  Australia (AUS) 2 0 0 2
2002  Czech Republic (CZE) 1 2 0 3
2002  Estonia (EST) 1 1 1 3
2002  Great Britain (GBR) 1 0 1 2
2002  Sweden (SWE) 0 2 5 7
2002  Bulgaria (BUL) 0 1 2 3
2002  Japan (JPN) 0 1 1 2
2002  Poland (POL) 0 1 1 2
2002  Belarus (BLR) 0 0 1 1
2002  Slovenia (SLO) 0 0 1 1
** Denotes host country