Who’s gonna win?
We’re not fortune tellers, but France seems like an early favorite. Although, with their top skier (and Mikaela Shiffrin’s boyfriend) Mathieu Faivre leaving the games after expressing a total lack of team spirit, the field may be a bit more open.
Of the 16 teams competing, Austria and Switzerland sit at the top of the rankings list. Yet, in the most recent world title, France and Slovakia finished in first and second in mixed team alpine, respectively. All said, it could really go any number of ways. And with such close margins separating finishing times, we could see some upsets (come on South Korea!).
As previously stated, the US doesn’t look too strong in this competition, with many of our top names (Shiffrin, Vonn, and Ligety) sitting the event out.