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The Olympics - Winter Olympics

The Olympics - Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics were first held in 1924. Like the Summer Olympics they are held every four years and a new city is chosen to host the games each time. The Winter Olympics were held in the same year as the Summer Olympics until 1992 when this was changed.

1924 Chamonix, France

January 25th - February 4th 1924

258 athletes from 16 countries took part in 16 events in 9 sports -
bobsleigh, cross country skiing, curling, figure skating, ice hockey, military patrol, Nordic skiing, ski jumping, speed skating

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Norway47617
Finland44311
Austria2103
Switzerland2013
USA1214
Great Britain1124
Sweden1102
Canada1001
France0033
Belgium0011

1928 St Moritz, Switzerland

February 11th - February 19th 1928

438 men and 26 women from 25 countries took part in 14 events in 8 sports -
bobsleigh, cross country skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, Nordic skiing, ski jumping, speed skating, tobogganing

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Norway64515
USA2226
Sweden2215
Finland2114
Canada1001
France1001
Austria0314
Belgium0011
Czechoslovakia0011
Germany0011

1932 Lake Placid, USA

February 4th - February 15th 1932

231 men and 21 women from 17 countries took part in 14 events in 7 sports -
bobsleigh, cross country skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, Nordic skiing, ski jumping, speed skating

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

USA86519
Canada44715
Norway34310
Sweden1203
Finland1113
Austria1102
France1001
Switzerland0101
Germany0022
Hungary0011

1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

February 6th - February 16th 1936

566 men and 80 women from 28 countries took part in 17 events in 9 sports -
alpine skiing, bobsleigh, cross country skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, Nordic skiing, ski jumping, speed skating

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Norway75315
Germany3306
Sweden2237
Finland1237
Switzerland1203
Austria1124
Great Britain1113
USA1034
Canada0101
France & Hungary0011

1940 Cancelled - World War Two

1944 Cancelled - World War Two

1948 St Moritz, Switzerland

January 30th - February 18th 1948

Germany and Japan were not invited to this Olympics due to their defeat in World War Two

592 men and 77 women from 28 countries took part in 22 events in 9 sports -
alpine skiing, bobsleigh, cross country skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, Nordic skiing, skeleton, ski jumping, speed skating

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Norway43310
Sweden43310
Switzerland34310
USA3429
France2125
Canada2013
Austria1348
Finland1326
Belgium1102
Italy1001

1952 Oslo, Norway

February 14th - February 25th 1952

585 men and 109 women from 30 countries took part in 22 events in 9 sports -
alpine skiing, bandy, bobsleigh, cross country skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, Nordic skiing, ski jumping, speed skating

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Norway73616
USA46111
Finland3429
Germany3227
Austria2428
Canada1012
Italy1012
Great Britain1001
Netherlands0303
Sweden0044

1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

January 26th - February 5th 1956

687 men and 134 women from 32 countries took part in 24 events in 8 sports -
alpine skiing, bobsleigh, cross country skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, Nordic skiing, ski jumping, speed skating

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Soviet Union73616
Austria43411
Finland3317
Switzerland3216
Sweden24410
USA2327
Norway2114
Italy1203
Germany1012
Canada0123

1960 Squaw Valley, United States

February 18th - February 28th 1960

521 men and 144 women from 30 countries took part in 27 events in 8 sports -
alpine skiing, biathlon, cross country skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, Nordic skiing, ski jumping, speed skating

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Soviet Union75921
Germany4318
USA34310
Norway3306
Sweden3227
Finland2338
Canada2114
Switzerland2002
Austria1236
France1023

1964 Innsbruck, Austria

January 29th - February 9th 1964

892 men and 199 women from 36 countries took part in 34 events in 10 sports -
alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh, cross country skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, Luge, Nordic skiing, ski jumping, speed skating

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Soviet Union118625
Austria45312
Norway36615
Finland34310
France3407
Germany3339
Sweden3317
USA1236
Netherlands1102
Canada1023

1968 Grenoble, France

February 6th - February 18th 1968

An Olympic ban on branded equipment was revoked after many competitors protested that without donated equipment from sponsors they would not be able to compete at all

947 men and 211 women from 37 countries took part in 35 events in 10 sports -
alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh, cross country skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, Luge, Nordic skiing, ski jumping, speed skating

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Norway66214
Soviet Union55313
France4329
Italy4004
Austria34411
Netherlands3339
Sweden3238
West Germany2237
USA1517
East Germany

Finland

1

1

2

2

2

2

5

5

1972 Sapporo, Japan

February 3rd - February 13th 1972

801 men and 205 women from 35 countries took part in 35 events in 10 sports -
alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh, cross country skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, Luge, Nordic skiing, ski jumping, speed skating

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Soviet Union85316
East Germany43714
Switzerland43310
Netherlands4329
USA3238
West Germany3115
Norway25512
Italy2215
Austria1225
Sweden1124
Japan1113

1976 Innsbruck, Austria

February 4th - February 15th 1976

892 men and 231 women from 37 countries took part in 37 events in 10 sports -
alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh, cross country skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, Luge, Nordic skiing, ski jumping, speed skating

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Soviet Union136827
East Germany75719
USA3317
Norway3317
West Germany25310
Finland2417
Austria2226
Switzerland1315
Netherlands1236
Italy1214

1980 Lake Placid, USA

February 14th - February 23rd 1980

840 men and 232 women from 37 countries took part in 38 events in 10 sports -
alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh, cross country skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, luge, Nordic skiing, ski jumping, speed skating

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Soviet Union106622
East Germany97723
USA64212
Austria3227
Sweden3014
Liechtenstein2204
Finland1539
Norway13610
Netherlands1214
Switzerland1135

1984 Sarajevo, Yugoslavia

February 8th - February 19th 1984

Torvill and Dean, GB skaters scored perfect 6's for their Bolero routine

998 men and 274 women from 49 countries took part in 39 events in 10 sports -
alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh, cross country skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, luge, Nordic skiing, ski jumping, speed skating

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

East Germany99624
Soviet Union610925
USA4408
Finland43613
Sweden4228
Norway3249
Switzerland2215
Canada2114
West Germany2114
Italy2002

1988 Calgary, Canada

February 13th - February 28th 1988

1122 men and 301 women from 57 countries took part in 46 events in 10 sports -
alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh, cross country skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, luge, Nordic skiing, ski jumping, speed skating

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Soviet Union119929
East Germany910625
Switzerland55515
Finland4127
Sweden4027
Austria35210
Netherlands3227
West Germany2428
USA2135
Italy2125

1992 Albertville, France

February 8th - February 23rd 1992

1313 men and 488 women from 64 countries took part in 57 events in 12 sports -
alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh, cross country skiing, figure skating, free style skiing, ice hockey, luge, Nordic skiing, ski jumping, short track speed skating, speed skating

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Germany1010626
Unified Team (CIS*)96823
Norway96520
Austria67821
USA54211
Italy46414
France3519
Finland3137
Canada2327
South Korea2114

*Commonwealth of Independent states - formed following the break up of the Soviet Union

1994 Lillehammer, Norway

February 12th - February 27th 1994

1215 men and 522 women from 67 countries took part in 61 events in 12 sports -
alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh, cross country skiing, figure skating, free style skiing, ice hockey, luge, Nordic skiing, ski jumping, short track speed skating, speed skating

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Russia118423
Norway10111526
Germany97824
Italy75820
USA65213
South Korea4116
Canada36413
Switzerland3429
Austria2349
Sweden2103

1998 Nagano, Japan

February 7th - February 22nd 1998

1389 men and 787 women from 72 countries took part in 72 events in 14 sports -
alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh, cross country skiing, curling, figure skating, free style skiing, ice hockey, luge, Nordic skiing, ski jumping, short track speed skating, snowboarding, speed skating

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Germany129829
Norway1010525
Russia96318
Canada65415
USA63413
Netherlands54211
Japan51410
Austria35917
South Korea3126
Italy26210

2002 Salt Lake City, United States

February 8th - February 24th 2002

1513 men and 886 women from 77 countries took part in 78 events in 15 sports -
alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh, cross country skiing, curling, figure skating, free style skiing, ice hockey, luge, Nordic skiing, ski jumping, skeleton, short track speed skating, snowboarding, speed skating

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Norway135725
Germany1216836
USA10131134
Canada73717
Russia54413
France45211
Italy44513
Finland4217
Netherlands3508
Austria341017

2006 Turin, Italy

February 10th - February 26th 2006

1548 men and 960 women from 80 countries took part in 84 events in 15 sports -
alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh, cross country skiing, curling, figure skating, free style skiing, ice hockey, luge, Nordic skiing, skeleton, ski jumping, short track speed skating, snowboarding, speed skating

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Germany1112629
USA99725
Austria97723
Russia86822
Canada710724
Sweden72514
South Korea63211
Switzerland54514
Italy50611
France3249
Netherlands3249

2010 Vancouver, Canada

February 12th - February 28th 2010

2566 athletes from 82 countries took part in 86 events in 15 sports -
alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh, cross country skiing, curling, figure skating, free style skiing, ice hockey, luge, Nordic skiing, skeleton, ski jumping, short track speed skating, snowboarding, speed skating

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Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Canada147526
Germany1013730
USA9151337
Norway98623
South Korea