The Polish Olympic Committee on Tuesday approved the lineup of the national team for the Pyeongchang Games, which will take place on February 9-25.
However, some last-minute additions to the team are still possible, Andrzej Kraśnicki, head of the Polish Olympic Committee, said.
Four years ago at the Sochi Olympics, Poland was represented by 59 athletes.
The Polish Olympic team for Pyeongchang will also include a contingent of 76 coaches, doctors, ski waxing technicians, physiotherapists and other personnel, according to the Polish Olympic Committee.
Zbigniew Bródka, a top speed skater and a 2014 Olympic champion, will carry the Polish national flag during the Games’ opening ceremonies. The 33-year-old won two medals at Sochi, a gold in the men’s 1500 m and a bronze in a team event.
Following a decision by the Polish Olympic Committee, all athletes competing in individual sports can hope for PLN 120,000 (some EUR 29,000, USD 35,000) for a gold medal, PLN 80,000 for silver, and PLN 50,000 for bronze.
Athletes in team sports are eligible for PLN 90,000, PLN 60,000 and PLN 37,500 respectively, and coaches can count on PLN 60,000, PLN 40,000 and PLN 25,000 respectively.
Poland won six medals, four gold, one silver and one bronze, during the previous winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, in 2014, the best Olympic Winter Games tally for Poland ever.