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What a nonsens! Germany is Germany, a german athlet is german and nothing else, you have to count all medals of all GERMAN athlets in olympic history together!

Deutsches Reich (GERMAN Reich)

Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Federal Republic of GERMANY)

Deutsche Demokratische Republik (GERMAN Democratic Republic)

all "Germanies" together: 400 Gold/413 Silver/ 448 Bronze

That would be fine had East and West Germany never competed against each other - two German gymnastics team within the same competition, six athletes instead of three in track and field events, etc...

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That would be fine had East and West Germany never competed against each other - two German gymnastics team within the same competition, six athletes instead of three in track and field events, etc...

Exactly.

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Exactly.

The Federal Republic of Germany (was accepted as the successor of the defeated German Reich), so you have to count at least the medals of the German Reich, the medals of the unified team (1952-1964) and the medals of the unified Germany.

247 Gold/283 Silver/321 Bronze = third place

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The Federal Republic of Germany (was accepted as the successor of the defeated German Reich), so you have to count at least the medals of the German Reich, the medals of the unified team (1952-1964) and the medals of the unified Germany.

247 Gold/283 Silver/321 Bronze = third place

I agree with you - it is nonsense to seperate these different German teams

The table has to add up:

Germany 1896-1936

Federal Republic of Germany (as Germany) 1952

Unified Team 1956-1964 (since there were internal German qualifications)

Federal Republic of Germany 1968-1988 (since it was the accepted successor)

Reunited Germany 1992-today

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Now that the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games are over, this is the tentative TOP-TEN list of nations that includes the now-concluded Games from China.

1. USA (947 gold, 713 silver, 631 bronze) = 2,291 medals (FIRST in both counts);

2. Former USSR (395 gold, 319 silver, 296 bronze) = 1,010 medals (SECOND in both counts);

3. Great Britain (208 gold, 255 silver, 252 bronze) = 715 medals (THIRD in both counts);

4. France (190 gold, 212 silver, 233 bronze) = 635 medals (FOURTH (tie) in gold medals and FOURTH in total medals);

5. Italy (190 gold, 157 silver, 174 bronze) = 521 medals (FOURTH (tie) in gold medals; SIXTH in total medals);

6. UNIFIED Germany (164 gold, 163 silver, 203 bronze) = 530 medals (FIFTH in gold medals; FIFTH in total medals);

7. China (163 gold, 117 silver, 106 bronze) = 386 medals (SIXTH in gold medals; ELEVENTH in total medals);

8. Hungary (159 gold, 141 silver, 159 bronze) = 459 medals (SEVENTH in gold medals; EIGHTH in total medals);

9. Former EAST GERMANY (153 gold, 129 silver, 127 bronze) = 409 medals (EIGHTH in gold medals; TENTH in total medals);

10. Sweden (142 gold, 159 silver, 174 bronze) = 475 medals (NINTH in gold medals; SEVENTH in total medals); and,

11. Australia (131 gold, 137 silver, 164 bronze) = 432 medals (TENTH in gold medals; NINTH in total medals).

Your figures are a little out for the top three if this list from the Sydney Morning Herald is anything to go by.Does the IOC have a definitive list for this somewhere?

1 United States 926 725 635 2286

2 Soviet Union 395 323 299 1017

3 Great Britain 204 254 249 707

4 France 191 209 233 633

5 Italy 191 158 174 523

6 Germany 189 217 237 643

7 China 163 117 106 386

8 Hungary 159 140 158 457

9 East Germany 153 129 127 409

10 Sweden 139 158 171 468

11 Australia 131 137 164 432

Source: http://www.smh.com.au/olympics/beijing-2008/medal-tally/

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Your figures are a little out for the top three if this list from the Sydney Morning Herald is anything to go by.Does the IOC have a definitive list for this somewhere?

1 United States 926 725 635 2286

2 Soviet Union 395 323 299 1017

3 Great Britain 204 254 249 707

4 France 191 209 233 633

5 Italy 191 158 174 523

6 Germany 189 217 237 643

7 China 163 117 106 386

8 Hungary 159 140 158 457

9 East Germany 153 129 127 409

10 Sweden 139 158 171 468

11 Australia 131 137 164 432

Source: http://www.smh.com.au/olympics/beijing-2008/medal-tally/

Well, it is going to be off in any case because of the various disputes that are still on-going. When I say on-going, I really mean it. For example, if I do not know if it is so, but behind the scenes are questions about East Germany's medal tally. We can understand that to some degree. Of course, there is that Marion Jones debacle and others from the American team that have been caught doping and it is not reflected here either, as another example.

Unless, of course, there is someone willing to take the time to go over all the medal tallies from Athens 1896 up to now. That would be done by collaborating all the information from the IOC website and, if possible, make any changes to the Wikipedia entries about the topics themselves.

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