Germany Still Holds The Most Winter Olympics Medals

The first ever Winter Olympic Games were held in Chamonix in the French Alps in 1924 - 16 nations took part, competing for medals in 9 disciplines.

The most recent winter games were held in the Russian resort of Sochi in 2014, where 88 nations competed in 15 disciplines.

This week, the 23rd games will start with an opening ceremony in Pyeongchang in South Korea on Saturday. They will go on for two weeks, until February 25.

As Statista's Dyfed Loesche notes, Germany has so far been able to rake in most medals at the Winter Olympics, standing at 377 today. This is counting in all medals German teams have acquired, from Nazi Germany, through to Germany divided in to East and West and after reunification in 1990.

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In second place, Russia had a good run in Sochi, but the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided to bar 43 Russian athletes from competing at this year's winter games, as they stand accused to have profited from systematic doping in 2014.

On Thursday the international sports court CAS overturned some of these suspensions.

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Slippery Slope Wed, 02/07/2018 - 01:03 Permalink

Russia wasn’t banned because of doping, it’s being sanctioned for political reasons.

 

All they got was one doctors word, against that of hundreds of athletes. He got a US green card, they got banned from the Olympics.

Laowei Gweilo Ahmeexnal Wed, 02/07/2018 - 01:35 Permalink

>>> re: "Can anyone topple Germany from their leading medal-winner position?"

 ... Is the title subtext a serious question?

Russian athletes, whether naturally or unnaturally, are becoming clearly superior specimens of human athleticism

Germans, on the other hand, are immigrating and crossbreeding their gene pool into the dog equivalent of stunted growth, bow legged muts

It's ironic considering their Soviet demise of the Nazis, but the Russians are probably 2nd only to the Dutch in having a cultural of ethnocentrism breeding for physical superiority, whereas in Germany (in some regions -- not all, not the national average... as a disclaimer before some kraut shits on me) the average male height has actually decreased lol

fuck at this rate (considering how fast the average height in China is growing cuz of the exact same Russian-esque culture), China is gonna be physically superior to da krauts o.0

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Norfry RedBaron616 Wed, 02/07/2018 - 06:48 Permalink

What's with the handful of Norwegians getting all those medals? Have they been crossbreeding or inbreeding or deepwrething better lung capacity or is there something about blonde blue eyed babes and mountains that conjoin in athletic superhumanism? Or is it the goat cheese? It's a mystery wrapped in a codfish.

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NiggaPleeze Norfry Wed, 02/07/2018 - 11:37 Permalink

 

That's like asking why US wins at basketball.  Norway's metals are heavily in the cross-country skiing and related (e.g., cross-country skiing and shooting) categories.  Cross-country skiing is a national obsession in Norway, whilst nobody else in the world pays much attention to it. 

Clearly the countries who have Arctic or high mountain zones in general excel at the winter sports.  Highest ranking country not meeting those criteria is Croatia, at 26th.

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Laowei Gweilo RedBaron616 Wed, 02/07/2018 - 08:05 Permalink

common sense but it's found in sample evidence too. I re-found a couple studies in about 5 minutes (so don't be lazy) that show how in multiple sample countries (different studies), interracial children increased correlated with immigration surges from other ethnic countries, and it's highly centered to geographic density. so, it hasn't really surged US crossbreeding much, but it has surged quite a lot in California. it found 8% of all new children in California were interracial and that was a decade ago. if the trend held it'd be nearly 13% today. and, aptly, California is a perfect example for Germany lol.

stick ur head in the sand if you want  and tell yourself 'but this time it's different!' but don't cry on ZH in a decade when a quarter of the kids in your kid's school are biracial skinnies named Mo =p

 

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IronForge Magnum Wed, 02/07/2018 - 11:09 Permalink

If DEU gets taken over like the USA and CHE, the potential overtakers, mostly from MENA, may not be interested in Winter Sports.

These are realistic outcomes based on current trends.

Hopefully Common Sense will be awakened for the many; and the People start sending people home.  

Even Bundeskanzlerin Merkel stated that Assimilation didn't work.

ISR was highlighted on DW the other night - they have the will to deport Foreigners incompatible with their Core Ethno-Political Groups.  So a few Snowflakes are offended.

 

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izzee Wed, 02/07/2018 - 01:43 Permalink

Whot if NoBody watched the Olys

My fav sport in the Summer Games was Whitewater Slalom...yeh it's not PoPuLar...need to show you Gymnasts(that's another story)

2AM to see the Americans from The Wash DC training ground....

F(* the Oly's

Winter:  Oh yeh didn't that Blonde Super Thighs f^cK that Golf Pro washout for a few years.  Whot happened to her?  Is she at the Olys.....wait wait 20 mins on HER Fall From grace

RumpleShitzkin izzee Wed, 02/07/2018 - 01:51 Permalink

Guess everyone loves a circus. Until they don’t.

I’m in no mood for any sports shit of any kind. Ditto Hollywood. Ditto music.

 

Very little is being made that’s original and worth a damn. The Olympics don’t foster any kind of international good will. It’s all feel good globalist psyop bullshit. 

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pawn Wed, 02/07/2018 - 02:06 Permalink

Well russia wasn't invited this year so the usa might bcome #3. Fuck the olympic s. Over hyped, especially the commentators. Rather b in Germany with their fine engineering and coverage. Rai

Roevskalle pawn Wed, 02/07/2018 - 03:24 Permalink

But the united team of 1992 seems to be included in Russia. So I guess for the future those russians competing for Olympics flag in 2018 will also be under Russia for the purpose of statistics. But then there are all those who are banned from competing of course. Sad story. But Russia may get many medals still.

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Juliette Wed, 02/07/2018 - 03:16 Permalink

Germans are the world's supreme master race, there is no doubt about it. And that is exactly why the jews are flooding Germany now with third world trash.

Youri Carma Wed, 02/07/2018 - 14:34 Permalink

The Netherlands 10th. Not bad for such a freakin small country!

Why Are The Netherlands a Speed Skating Dominant Force?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7p7zpH0aG9c

The flat landscape of the Netherlands makes it an unlikely place for excellence in winter sports. But the 2014 Olympics in Sochi saw the Dutch finish near the top of the overall rankings, purely thanks to their performances in speed skating. They won 23 of the 36 medals.

Son of Captain Nemo Wed, 02/07/2018 - 21:28 Permalink

And I'm sure Germany will win again... Once Russia's 25 top medal contenders are banned and being accused of something they probably didn't do (just because their government is so fabulously productive in producing cheap energy with money that is actually worth something, along with first rate military hardware everyone but the U.S. and EU wants to have) for illegal performance enhancing drugs that the Germans and every other competitive Olympic team is more than likely on but is not being "banned"!...

Fixed it!!!