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Nations With The Most Olympic Medals

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Medal Count – 2010 Winter Olympics

The USA received nine gold medals, 15 silver medals and 13 bronze medals for a total of 37 medals in the 2010 Winter Olympics. Germany received 10 gold medals, 13 silver medals and 7 bronze medals, for 30 total medals in the 2010 Winter Olympics. Canada received 14 gold medals, seven silver medals and 5 bronze medals for a total of 26 medals in the 2010 Winter Olympics. Norway got nine gold medals, eight silver medals and six bronze medals, for a total count of 23 medals in the 2010 Winter Olympics.  Austria received four gold medals, six silver medals and six bronze medals, giving it 16 total medals in the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Russia was given three gold medals, five silver medals and seven bronze medals, giving it 15 total medals in the 2010 Winter Olympics. South Korea won six gold medals, six silver medals and two bronze medals, giving it 14 medals total in the 2010 Winter Olympics. Sweden received five gold medals, two silver medals and four bronze medals, giving it a total of 11 medals during the 2010 Winter Olympics. China got five gold medals, two silver medals and four bronze medals, giving it 11 total medals during the 2010 Winter Olympics. France won two gold medals, three silver medals and six bronze medals, giving it 11 total medals during the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Overall Medal Count in Winter Olympics

Norway has competed in 21 games, won 107 gold medals, 106 silver medals and 90 bronze medals. The total number of medals for Norway during the Winter Olympics is 303. The USA has competed in 21 games, won 87 gold medals, 95 silver medals and 71 bronze medals. The total number of medals for the USA during the Winter Olympics is 253. Austria has competed in 21 games, won 55 gold medals, 70 silver medals and 76 bronze medals. The total number of medals for Austria during the Winter Olympics is 201.

The Soviet Union has competed in nine games, won 78 gold medals, 57 silver medals and 59 bronze medals. The total number of medals for the Soviet Union during the Winter Olympics is 194. Germany has competed in 10 games, won 70 gold medals, 72 silver medals and 48 bronze medals. The total number of medals for Germany during the Winter Olympics is 190. Finland has competed in 21 games, won 41 gold medals, 59 silver medals and 56 bronze medals. The total number of medals for Finland during the Winter Olympics is 156.

Canada has competed in 21 games, won 52 gold medals, 45 silver medals and 48 bronze medals. The total number of medals for Canada during the Winter Olympics is 145. Sweden has competed in 21 games, won 48 gold medals, 33 silver medals and 48 bronze medals. The total number of medals for Sweden during the Winter Olympics is 145. Switzerland has competed in 21 games, won 44 gold medals, 37 silver medals and 46 bronze medals. The total number of medals for Switzerland during the Winter Olympics is 127. East Germany has competed in 6 games, won 39 gold medals, 36 silver medals and 35 bronze medals. The total number of medals for Finland during the Winter Olympics is 110.

Top Individual Medal Winner

Norwegian cross-country skier Bjorn Daehlie has won 12 medals at the Winter Games, the most by any Winter Olympian.

Top Gold Medal Winner

American speed skater Eric Heiden holds the record for most gold medals in a Winter Olympics with five. He won every event he competed in during the 1980 Winter Olympics.

Heaviest Olympic Medals

The Vancouver Olympic medals were among the heaviest in Olympic history. The medals are all of different weights, but the heaviest comes in at just over 20.3 ounces.

Medal Count – 2008

The USA received 36 gold medals, 38 silver medals and 36 bronze medals, for a total of 110 medals during the 2008 Summer Olympics. China received 51gold medals, 21 silver medals and 28 bronze medals, for a total of 100 medals in the 2008 Summer Olympics. Russia received 23 gold medals, 21 silver medals and 28 bronze medals, for a total of 72 medals during the 2008 Summer Olympics. Great Britain won 19 gold medals, 13 silver medals and 15 bronze medals, for a total of 47 medals in the 2008 Summer Olympics. Australia received 14 gold medals, 15 silver medals and 17 bronze medals, for a total of 46 medals during the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Germany received 16 gold medals, 10 silver medals and eight bronze medals, for a total of 41 medals in the 2008 Summer Olympics. France got seven gold medals, 16 silver medals and 17 bronze medals, for a total of 40 medals during the 2008 Summer Olympics. South Korea received 13 gold medals, 10 silver medals and eight bronze medals, for a total of 31 medals in the 2008 Summer Olympics. Italy won eight gold medals, 10 silver medals and 10 bronze medals, for a total of 28 medals during in 2008 Summer Olympics. Ukraine got seven gold medals, five silver medals and 15 bronze medals, for a total of 27 medals in the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Overall Medal Count in Summer Olympics

The USA has competed in 25 games, won 929 gold medals, 729 silver medals and 637 bronze medals. The total number of medals for the USA during the Summer Olympics is 2,295. The Soviet Union has competed in nine games, won 395 gold medals, 319 silver medals and 296 bronze medals. The total number of medals for the Soviet Union during the Summer Olympics is 1,010. Great Britain has competed in 26 games, won 207 gold medals, 255 silver medals and 253 bronze medals. The total number of medals for Great Britain in the Summer Olympics is 715.

France has competed in 26 games, won 191 gold medals, 212 silver medals and 233 bronze medals. The total number of medals for France during the Summer Olympics is 637. Germany has competed in 14 games, won 163 gold medals, 163 silver medals and 203 bronze medals. The total number of medals for Germany during the Summer Olympics is 529. Italy has competed in 25 games, won 190 gold medals, 157 silver medals and 174 bronze medals. The total number of medals for Italy during the Summer Olympics is 521.

Sweden has competed in 25 games, won 142 gold medals, 160 silver medals and 173 bronze medals. The total number of medals for Sweden in the Summer Olympics is 475. Hungary has competed in 24 games, won 159 gold medals, 141 silver medals and 159 bronze medals. The total number of medals for Hungary during the Summer Olympics is 459. Australia has competed in 24 games, won 131 gold medals, 137 silver medals and 164 bronze medals. The total number of medals for Australia in the Summer Olympics is 432. East Germany has competed in 5 games, won 153 gold medals, 129 silver medals and 127 bronze medals. The total number of medals for East Germany during the Summer Olympics is 409.

Youngest Olympic Athlete to Win a Gold Medal

In 1900 a small French boy, whose name no one bothered to find out, filled in for the regular Dutch coxswain and led the Dutch boat to victory. The boy, whose name remains unknown, was under 10 and possibly as young as seven. He is considered the youngest gold medalist.

Gold Plus Gift

Jefferson Perez, the first Olympic medalist from Ecuador, won the 20km race walk in 1996. He was given a lifetime supply of yogurt.

Uncontested Gold

In 1908, Lieutenant Wyndham Halswelle ran around the track alone and became the only track and field athlete ever to win an Olympic gold medal unchallenged.