Ninety-two countries are known to have expressed intent to take part in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in February.
The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the Olympic & Paralympic Games made the assessment based on preliminary registration results as of Tuesday.
The committee said North Korea which has won the right to compete in the figure pair skating event has not yet applied. A committee official said they cannot confirm until the registration deadline that North Korea will not participate. The final registration deadline is January 29th.
The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia was the largest in terms of the number of participating countries which stood at 88.