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With Torino 2006 coming up in just over a year from now, I thought I refresh the post I made a while back here. For starters, here is the Infoplease.com list of the top 10 nations (current and former) in number of medals won since 1924. By the way, this does include the figure skating medals of 1908 and 1920, with the ice hockey medals of 1920:

1. Norway (263)

2. Former USSR (194)

3. USA (193)

4. Austria (162)

5. Finland (142)

6. UNIFIED Germany (125)

7. East Germany (118)

8. Sweden (108)

9. Switzerland (103)

10. Canada (96)

Oh, yeah. Host nation Italy is #11 with 89 medals.

For more details, come to this link:

All-Time Medal Standings For The Winter Olympics By Infoplease.com

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It's interesting that of that top 10, three haven't hosted _ Russia, Finland and Sweden.

Well, you know the Swedish Olympic committee or what they call itself. It has been trying for years to get the Winter Olympics, but fail each time.

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Very interesting list. Do you know if they have one for Summer Olympics there?

just google it

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Yes, there is the Summer Olympics medal tally list, too. Of course, the USA is way in front there. I don't think it will be caught on that front for many Olympiads to come.

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With one year to go before Torino 2006, speculations amongst you members will start to climb about how many Olympic medals your country may win at these upcoming Winter Olympics.

Judging by the table so far, the USA will take second place over the former USSR team for overall medals ever since 1924. Canada may climb a ranking or two, if it does really well. What about Germany: the overall winner for 1998 and 2002? Will it do it three times in a row? Which nation do you think will take the top spot in Torino 2006?

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Well, speculations have already started to come out, thanks to this CTV/TSN article:

Canada Sets Goal Of 25 Medals In 2006

i sure hope so. we have exactly 1 year to prepare for that and our gov't could give our athletes more funding in the upcoming throne speech budget announcement.

25 in Torino, 35 in Vancouver. :cool:

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Also for me, I would love to see how the Americans will do at Torino 2006 in comparison to its unbelievable run at SLC 2002.

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With over 7 months to go, any updated thoughts on medal prospects for your nation in the upcoming Winter Olympics?

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umm i dont think that new zealand will win any medals in torino but our male curling team is ranked about 7th in the workd so you never know there could be a suprise by our curling team who could sneak in with a bronze. Maybe but i will be extremly suprised if we do, New Zealand has only ever won a silver medal and that was in 1992 in womens alpine skiing

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umm i dont think that new zealand will win any medals in torino but our male curling team is ranked about 7th in the workd so you never know there could be a suprise by our curling team who could sneak in with a bronze. Maybe but i will be extremly suprised if we do, New Zealand has only ever won a silver medal and that was in 1992 in womens alpine skiing

Also our Skeleton Team of is doing really well, we have a national world ranking of 15th for men and 8th of woman so not a major medal chance but we are getting there, a lot better than where we were going into SLC 2002. The NZ Academy of Sport has set up a winter olympic program or the 2006 and 2010 games *fingers crossed*

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umm i dont think that new zealand will win any medals in torino but our male curling team is ranked about 7th in the workd so you never know there could be a suprise by our curling team who could sneak in with a bronze. Maybe but i will be extremly suprised if we do, New Zealand has only ever won a silver medal and that was in 1992 in womens alpine skiing

Also our Skeleton Team of is doing really well, we have a national world ranking of 15th for men and 8th of woman so not a major medal chance but we are getting there, a lot better than where we were going into SLC 2002. The NZ Academy of Sport has set up a winter olympic program or the 2006 and 2010 games *fingers crossed*

yea true the winter olympic programme is paying off and new zealand are in a lot better shape for the torino olympics than the salt lake city olympics!!

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With Torino 2006 coming up in just over a year from now, I thought I refresh the post I made a while back here. For starters, here is the Infoplease.com list of the top 10 nations (current and former) in number of medals won since 1924. By the way, this does include the figure skating medals of 1908 and 1920, with the ice hockey medals of 1920:

1. Norway (263)

2. Former USSR (194)

3. USA (193)

4. Austria (162)

5. Finland (142)

6. UNIFIED Germany (125)

7. East Germany (118)

8. Sweden (108)

9. Switzerland (103)

10. Canada (96)

Oh, yeah. Host nation Italy is #11 with 89 medals.

For more details, come to this link:

All-Time Medal Standings For The Winter Olympics By Infoplease.com

Since a member posted that topic in the Torino 2006 section, I'll bring this back to the forefront again.

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1 Norway 96 90 75 261

2 Soviet Union (1956-1988) 78 57 59 194

3 United States 69 71 51 191

4 Germany (1928-1936, 1992-) 54 51 38 143

5 Austria 42 57 63 162

6 Finland 41 52 49 142

7 East Germany (1952-1988) 39 36 35 110

8 Sweden 36 28 40 104

9 Switzerland 32 33 37 102

10 Italy 31 31 28 90

11 Canada 31 28 36 95

12 Russia (since 1994) 25 18 11 54

13 Netherlands 22 28 19 69

14 France 22 22 28 72

15 West Germany (1952-1988) 14 17 15 46

16 South Korea 11 5 4 20

17 Unified Team (1992) 9 6 8 23

18 Japan 8 10 13 31

19 Great Britain 7 2 10 19

20 Croatia 3 1 0 4

21 China 2 12 8 22

22 Czechoslovakia (until 1992) 2 8 15 25

23 Czech Republic (since 1994) 2 3 1 6

24 Liechtenstein 2 2 5 9

25 Australia 2 0 2 4

26 Poland 1 2 3 6

27 Kazakhstan 1 2 2 5

28 Belgium 1 1 3 5

Bulgaria 1 1 3 5

30 Estonia 1 1 1 3

= Ukraine 1 1 1 3

32 Spain 1 0 1 2

33 Uzbekistan 1 0 0 1

34 Yugoslavia 0 3 1 4

35 Hungary 0 2 4 6

36 Belarus 0 2 3 5

37 Luxembourg 0 2 0 2

38 North Korea 0 1 1 2

39 Denmark 0 1 0 1

New Zealand 0 1 0 1

41 Slovenia 0 0 4 4

42 Romania 0 0 1 1

its a vit different from your list guardian, wonder

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By the way, this does include the figure skating medals of 1908 and 1920, with the ice hockey medals of 1920:

In the figure skating events of 1908, old imperial czarist Russia did send a team of 1 or 2 skaters.  

Nikolai Panin won the gold in the now-discontinued Special Figures-Men event.  So that should be included in your Russia medals.  

Figure skating medalists of London 1908 Summer Games

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I dont know which one of these classifications is the good one but I find them both disappointing. Are you sure they're reliable?

    ???

   I can't see neither France nor Canada in the top 10 (Canada's 10th in Guardian's tally but this is still surprising), which is a bit weird. Italy's rank really seems to be too good to be true. And considering their results I can't understand how Switzerland could be placed after Finland. During each winter games Switzerland has better results than Finland, which apart from hockey and ski jump doesnt win many medals. Same thing for France. France has always won many medals in figure skating, alpine skiing, and we're also good in snowboard (Doriane Vidal, Isabelle Blanc...).

   Another detail: people seem to be prejudiced about Russia and often imagine this country to be one of best ones in winter sports (because it's cold over there and because they grab a lot of medals in summer games): but these people just get wrong, Russia has awfully bad results at each winter games. No one will be surprised if I state they're bad at skiing, bad at bobsleigh, skeleton etc,..The only sports where they can win medals are hockey and figure skating. But even in these sports where they used to be the only masters they're far from being the best nowdays. So I wonder where all their medals come from and how can they be placed before countries like Canada, France or Switzerland.

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1 Norway 96 90 75 261

2 Soviet Union (1956-1988) 78 57 59 194

3 United States 69 71 51 191

4 Germany (1928-1936, 1992-) 54 51 38 143

5 Austria 42 57 63 162

6 Finland 41 52 49 142

7 East Germany (1952-1988) 39 36 35 110

8 Sweden 36 28 40 104

9 Switzerland 32 33 37 102

10 Italy 31 31 28 90

11 Canada 31 28 36 95

12 Russia (since 1994) 25 18 11 54

13 Netherlands 22 28 19 69

14 France 22 22 28 72

15 West Germany (1952-1988) 14 17 15 46

16 South Korea 11 5 4 20

17 Unified Team (1992) 9 6 8 23

18 Japan 8 10 13 31

19 Great Britain 7 2 10 19

20 Croatia 3 1 0 4

21 China 2 12 8 22

22 Czechoslovakia (until 1992) 2 8 15 25

23 Czech Republic (since 1994) 2 3 1 6

24 Liechtenstein 2 2 5 9

25 Australia 2 0 2 4

26 Poland 1 2 3 6

27 Kazakhstan 1 2 2 5

28 Belgium 1 1 3 5

Bulgaria 1 1 3 5

30 Estonia 1 1 1 3

= Ukraine 1 1 1 3

32 Spain 1 0 1 2

33 Uzbekistan 1 0 0 1

34 Yugoslavia 0 3 1 4

35 Hungary 0 2 4 6

36 Belarus 0 2 3 5

37 Luxembourg 0 2 0 2

38 North Korea 0 1 1 2

39 Denmark 0 1 0 1

New Zealand 0 1 0 1

41 Slovenia 0 0 4 4

42 Romania 0 0 1 1

its a vit different from your list guardian, wonder

Bit different because your table there is based on the order of GOLD MEDALS won. My list, from the link, comes from OVERALL MEDALS won.

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I dont know which one of these classifications is the good one but I find them both disappointing. Are you sure they're reliable?

    ???

   I can't see neither France nor Canada in the top 10 (Canada's 10th in Guardian's tally but this is still surprising), which is a bit weird. Italy's rank really seems to be too good to be true. And considering their results I can't understand how Switzerland could be placed after Finland. During each winter games Switzerland has better results than Finland, which apart from hockey and ski jump doesnt win many medals. Same thing for France. France has always won many medals in figure skating, alpine skiing, and we're also good in snowboard (Doriane Vidal, Isabelle Blanc...).

   Another detail: people seem to be prejudiced about Russia and often imagine this country to be one of best ones in winter sports (because it's cold over there and because they grab a lot of medals in summer games): but these people just get wrong, Russia has awfully bad results at each winter games. No one will be surprised if I state they're bad at skiing, bad at bobsleigh, skeleton etc,..The only sports where they can win medals are hockey and figure skating. But even in these sports where they used to be the only masters they're far from being the best nowdays. So I wonder where all their medals come from and how can they be placed before countries like Canada, France or Switzerland.

Such lists should be taken lightly here. Since the IOC discourages such rankings, it is only personal interest to me.

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Bit different because your table there is based on the order of GOLD MEDALS won. My list, from the link, comes from OVERALL MEDALS won.

there is also differences in number of medals

Germany, yours 125, mine 146

etc.

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..I can't see neither France nor Canada in the top 10 (Canada's 10th in Guardian's tally but this is still surprising), which is a bit weird. Italy's rank really seems to be too good to be true...

   

it could seems to you hard to believe in it.. but the facts tell us this list is right!  :P

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With less than 6 months to go, I hope Torino is ready for all these athletes.

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With less than 6 months to go, I hope Torino is ready for all these athletes.

I think it is - and besides they will be many test events

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